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John W. "Bill" Adkins

February 28, 1959 January 27, 2019
John W. "Bill"  Adkins
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Obituary for John W. "Bill" Adkins

JOHN W. “BILL” ADKINS, 59, of Springfield, passed away on Sunday evening, January 27, 2019 in Springfield Regional Medical Center. He was born in Urbana on February 28, 1959, the son of the late Willie “Shorty” Woodrow and Betty Jean (Rowland) Adkins.

Bill worked as a truck driver for Sharp Transit and Bumgardner Farms.

He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Patricia A. (Deyo) Adkins; step-children, Tina (Hank) Staton, Vicky Puckett (Kenneth Wigglesworth), and Kevin (Heather) Miller; brother, Woodrow Adkins; step-grandchildren, Tabetha Miller, Tiffany (Allen) Carr, and Anthony, Trinity, and Isabela Miller; and great-grandchildren, Jason and Harley Carr. Also surviving are nieces, Honey Greene (Denise Bell and her son, Keith Smith), Cinnamon (Allen) Erdman and Ginger (Dustin) Hilliker; great-nieces and nephews, Evan, Adalyne, Tristan Woodrow, James, and Edward; sister-in-law, Vicky (Roy) French. He was preceded in death by sister, Ethel Jean Norris and brother, Roy H. Adkins.

A time for family and friends to gather and celebrate Bill’s life will be held from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Sunday in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME.

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