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Michael "Mike" David Adkins

Michael David Adkins, age 51, of Energy, Illinois, formerly of Man, WV, passed away on Friday, April 3, 2020, at 1:15 p.m. at his home.

Mike was born on October 1, 1968 in Man, West Virginia, the son of James Elmer and Barbara Adkins.  Mike worked as a manager in a machine shop for White Armature Works before his retirement. He enjoyed working on cars and motors, UFC fighting, 4-wheeler riding with his sons and riding motorcycles. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family and friends. Mike was of the Christian Faith.

Mike served in the United States Navy on the USS Dahlgren during the Persian Gulf War, he was the fifth youngest E6. He received five Sea Ribbons and two Navy Achievement Medals and Commendations. He was honorably discharged after six years of service. During his time of service, he served as an Electricians Mate 1st Class.

Survivors include his fiancé, Rachel Harrison of Energy, Illinois; mother, Barbara Adkins of Lorado, West Virginia; eight children, Nick and Drew Adkins of Man, West Virginia, Faith, Hope, and Jaxton Adkins of Energy, Gavin Harrison of Fort Wainewright, Alaska, Austin and Katelin Harrison of Energy; one brother, Jimmy Adkins of Lorado; two sisters, Teresa Pierson of North Carolina, Cathy (Paul) Vance of Lorado; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father and nephew, Darrell Lee Pierson.

Mike’s wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

For those who prefer, memorials may be made to the Operation Homefront and will be accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home, 201 S. 13th St., Herrin, Illinois 62948. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register online, please visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com.


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