HALLIE JOE ADKINS, 70, of Barboursville, W.Va., passed away Friday morning, February 12, 2021, at his home, surrounded by family. He was the son of the late Hallie and Nettie Sansom Adkins. He was preceded in death by his beloved son, Joseph Michael Adkins, daughter, Debra Adkins Kitts, and brothers, Jackie Adkins and Robert Adkins. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Karen Adkins, one son, Justin (Candy) Adkins, and granddaughters, Hallie and Karsyn, who were the loves of his life, all from Barboursville, W.Va.; two very special sisters, Polly Adkins and Linda (Bill) Smith, all from Huntington; one brother, Jimmy Adkins of Milton; two additional grandsons, Joseph Michael Adkins II and Toney Kitts, and four additional granddaughters, Megan Vealey, Chelsea Kitts, Michelle Caudill and Jennifer Jimison. He was a graduate of Wayne High School and a retiree from ACF Industries and Teamsters Local 505. He was a member of Friendly United Baptist Church but attended Liberty United Baptist Church. Joe was a strong man with a huge heart who never met a stranger. He was a man of many words and many stories, some factual and some not so factual. Joe was known for his quick wit, his infectious smile, and his kind and compassionate spirit. He had a love for golf, music (singing and playing), watching Hallie Ray play softball and basketball, mowing the lawn with Karsyn on his lap and spending time with his “chosen brothers,” Larry, Charles and Richard Perry, Dale Adkins and Sam Markins. Funeral services will be held at Wallace Funeral Home in Barboursville, W.Va., at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 21, 2021, with visitation beginning at noon for family and 1 p.m. for friends, with burial at Perry Cemetery at a later date. Music provided by Gospel Heritage and Carol Ann Christopher with Elder Eddie McComas and Elder Jackie Walker presiding. A special thank you to Debbie Ludlum (sister-in-law) for all the care and love she provided. Pallbearers will include Justin Adkins, Sam Markins, Samuel Markins, Daniel “Scooter” Davis, Dale Adkins, Jim Chapman, Grayson Davis and Jeremy Winters. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/wallace

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