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James “Rab” Perry Adkins

James “Rab” Perry Adkins, age 67, Florida, but formerly of Erwin, passed away on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at Sun Coast Hospice Care Center, in Palm Harbor, FL. A native of Erwin, James is a son of the late Hubert Henry and Lula Hazel (Hollaway) Adkins.  He was an employee of Murray Guard at Nuclear Fuel Service until his retirement.  He was a member of the Church of Christ and he loved motorcycles.  In addition to his parents, James is preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Joyce Faye (McIntosh) Adkins; brothers: Norman Adkins and Craig Adkins; and sisters: Glenda Helton and Kristie Bennett.


James “Rab” Perry Adkins leaves behind to cherish his memory: sons: Jamie Adkins and wife, Sherry, of Brooksville, FL and Christopher Adkins, of Erwin; grandchildren: Kali Bailey and husband, Matt, of Unicoi, and Lindsey Hughes, of Brooksville, FL; five great-grandchildren; sisters: Teresa Presnell and husband, Sherell, of Erwin, Sheila Bacon, of Erwin, and Alice Shelton and husband, Roger, of Bluffton, SC; and several nieces and nephews.

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of James “Rab” Perry Adkins in a funeral service to be held at 7:00 pm on Sunday, December 12, 2021 in the chapel at Valley Funeral Home.  Reverend Kim Casey will officiate.  A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 5:00 pm and will continue until service time on Sunday at Valley Funeral Home.  A committal service will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, December 13, 2021 in Evergreen Cemetery.  Those attending the committal service should meet at Valley Funeral Home by 1:30 PM on Monday to go in procession to the cemetery. 

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These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of James “Rab” Perry Adkins through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.