Everette (EB) Adkins left this earth to go to his heavenly home on February 20, 2020 making his stay on earth seventy-seven years, nine months and fourteen days. He was born to the late Jessie and Josie Thacker Adkins Reynolds.
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Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by Three Brothers: George, Greenie and Jessie Jr. Adkins; Three Sisters: Leona Adkins, Glema Adkins and Mary Lou Adkins Morris; Three Nephews: Donnie Dwayne Harris, Larry Dwayne Adkins and James Reaford Bevins.
Everette is survived by his wife Linda B. Slone Adkins whom God blessed with a cherished marriage for fifty-two years to a loving man that tried to overcome traumatic injuries. He leaves Four Sisters: Myrtle Branham, Dicie Blackburn, Elitha (Roger) Collins and Zelma Reynolds Hunt (Leo) Tackett; Nieces and Nephews: Karen Geckle, Blakie Wilhelm, Sue Branham, Harold Blake Branham Jr., Jennifer Blackburn, Rhonda Justice, Ralph Douglas Blackburn, Toby Dale Collins, Roger Delton Collins, Twina Hinkle, Barbie Milam, Jamie Dwayne Hunt, Joseph Tackett, Michael Tackett, Carmila (Andy) Lester, Terry Harris, Kerry Harris, Roger Dale Bevins Jr. and Shawn (Kim) Reynolds; Three Sister-In-Laws: Faye S. (Donnie) Harris, Connie S. Passidomo Cain and Florence S. Reynolds and husband Lesley who is a Step-Brother and a special person who helped EB, especially when his hearing became worse and telephones were so stressful on him. He also leaves Speedy Boy a special cat that Everette cared for, raised, and loved for the last fifteen years, his everyday motivator and many friends at Ridge Line Road and Keene Village.
He was a United States Army Veteran. He began working in the coal mines at the age of sixteen. He was a steel factory worker, a certified auto mechanic and was self-employed. His interest in life were many including seeking out and restoring early automobiles (saving the past), teaching himself history through the study of coins and until his failing health prevented it, he thoroughly enjoyed checking out roadside sales and flea markets. However, his most loved activity was talking with his neighbors and friends. He will be missed always and forever. If God gave him a voice today, he would say “I never wanted any of you to know the pain I suffered and I love each of you.”.
Visitation will be held for family and friends Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 12:00PM to 5:00PM at the Thacker Memorial Chapel. Service will be Monday. February 24, 2020 from 11:30AM to 1:30PM at which time burial will follow at the Slone Family Cemetery located at Jonican-Ridge Line Road, Racoon, KY. The family and friends of Everette will serve as his pallbearers
Arrangements are entrusted to the Thacker Memorial Funeral Home and online condolences can be made at www.thackermemorial.com