Michael Adkins

Obituary of Michael David Adkins

Michael David Adkins Of Energy, Illinois Michael David Adkins wants to let you know that his work here was done on April 3, 2020. He received a call, a sort of offer you can’t refuse, for an appointment from which he will not be returning. This assignment comes with a huge sign on bonus, a reunion with family and friends he has not seen in a long time. Job security is exactly 110%. His new mission takes him to a wonderful place where he will be socializing, four wheeling, dancing, singing karaoke, and riding his Harley to his hearts content. Laughter and Love are GUARANTEED. Food is delicious and you never gain an ounce (no exercise required). He left strict instructions for his fiancé’, children, family, & friends to celebrate his mission here, which has now been completed. His wish is that you Live, Laugh, & Love. Mike was born on October 1, 1968 in Man, WV, the son of Barbara Adkins of Lorado, WV and the late Elmer Adkins. Within the family, Mike was known as his Mother’s favorite child. Also preceding him in death is his nephew, Darrell Lee Pierson. He was of the Christian Faith. Mike graduated with Honors from Man High School Class of 1986. He went on to earn an Electrical Engineering Degree from the US Navy & SWVCTC. Mike was in the United States Navy on the USS Dahlgren during the Persian Gulf War where he earned the rank of fifth youngest E6. He received five Sea Ribbons and two Navy Achievement Medals and Commendations as Electricians Mate 1st Class. He was honorably discharged after six years of service. Mike worked as a manager for White Armature Works before his retirement. He enjoyed working on cars, singing, grilling, weight lifting, boxing, four-wheeling and riding motorcycles. Most of all, he loved spending time with his children, family and friends. Mike had an infectious smile and charismatic personality. He had an amazing talent of making everyone laugh. Survivors include his fiance’ Rachel Harrison of Energy, IL; mother, Barbara Adkins of Lorado, WV; eight children, Nick and Drew Adkins of Man, WV, Faith, Hope, and Jaxton Adkins of Energy, IL, Gavin Harrison of Fort Wainewright, Alaska, Austin and Katelin Harrison of Energy, IL; one brother, Jimmy Adkins of Lorado, WV; two sisters, Teresa Pierson (Garland) Bass of North Carolina, Cathy (Paul) Vance of Lorado, WV; nieces Ashley (Johnny) Farley, Holly (Mikey) Vitruls, Karly Doss, and Kate Adkins; nephews, Josh Adkins, Brian Pierson, Levi Rakes, and Paul David Vance III; great nieces, Adalyn Farley, and Rosie & Ella Vitruls; great nephews, Johnny Lee Farley & Cason Vitruls; extended family, Sarah Lester who Mike loved dearly along with a host of other relatives and friends. Mike’s wishes were to be cremated. A Celebration of Life will be held June 20, 2020 at Justin McCoy Memorial Park at Crites, WV. (No Sad Sackers Allowed) In lieu of flowers please send Donations to The Wounded Warrior Project.
To plant a tree in memory of Michael Adkins, please visit Tribute Store

Celebration of Michael's Life

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday, June 20, 2020
Justin McCoy Memorial Park
Buffalo Creek Road
Amherstdale, West Virginia, United States

Michael's Wishes

In honor of Michael's wishes his remains have been cremated.
Share Your Memory of