AP Chief Medical Writer
BIG UGLY, W.Va. — Terry M. Adkins, 57, of Big Ugly Creek Road, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013, at the home of his long time love, Kathy Chapman, due to complications from an automobile accident.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Bobby Gene Adkins of Big Ugly Creek Road and Maxie Hill of Lick Creek, and one brother, Mike Walker of North Fork.
Survivors include his son, Joshua Chapman of North Hills, Calif.; his soul mate and companion, Kathy Chapman of Marmet; two aunts, Janette Bell of Big Ugly and Phyllis Walker of Huntsville, Mo.; four brothers, Bob (Cookie) Adkins of Morrisvale, Bill (Shelia) Hill of North Fork, Charles (Annie) Spears of Rock Creek and Brad (Della) Hill of Lick Creek, and four sisters, Sherry (Keith) Loftis and Robin (Frank) Noe, both of Big Ugly Creek, Candy Dingess of Madison and Jackie Hanna of Six Mile. Terry is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors who will miss him dearly.
Terry will be remembered for all of his many talents including: sportsman, hunter, fisherman, nature lover, chef, story teller, artist, prankster, good neighbor and good friend to name a few. For all those who will miss and remember him, please take a few minutes to enjoy the beauty that nature has to offer. Take a walk, watch a bird or just enjoy the sunlight and fresh air in his memory. He was a coal miner and was an Army veteran. He was an organ donor for Core.
A visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, at Handley Funeral Home with a graveside service at 1 p.m. Friday, March 29, at Family Gardens at Madison with Richard Runyan officiating. Military Graveside Rites will be performed by Daniel Boone VFW Post 5578 of Madison.
After the graveside service the family will be receiving guests at the home of Janet and Grady Hayner on Big Ugly Road.
Condolences may be left at www.handleyfh.com.
Handley Funeral Home of Danville is in charge of arrangements.
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