James Oliver Adkins, Jr.

January 7, 1943 ~ August 27, 2020 (age 77)


James Oliver Adkins, Jr., age 77, of Danville, VA, passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at Duke- Raleigh.

Mr. Adkins was born on January 7, 1943, in Danville, VA, a son of the late James Oliver Adkins, Sr. and Estelle Wallace Adkins. He lived most of his life in Danville and Ringgold where he was employed as a supervisor at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. until his retirement. He enjoyed bowling, watching the Danville Braves play baseball and Duke basketball. Mr. Adkins served his country in the U.S. Army Military Police from April, 1965 until March, 1967. He was a former member of Westover Baptist Church and American Legion Post 1097.

Mr. Adkins is survived by his brother, Michael Adkins (Susan) of Danville, VA and sisters, Brenda Boyd (Bobby) of North Myrtle Beach, SC and Susan Davis (Donnie) of Danville, VA. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 2:00 PM in Danville Memorial Gardens with Dr. Doug Barber officiating with Military Honors conducted by the US Army and the American Legion Post 1097. At other times the family will receive friends at his sister, Susan’s residence, 305 Hickory Ct. Danville, VA, 24540.

The family would like to thank Roman Eagle Health and Rehab North Terrace for their love and care.

Swicegood Funeral Service is respectfully serving the Adkins family. 

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Graveside Service
August 30, 2020

2:00 PM
Danville Memorial Gardens, Searcy St. Danville, VA

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