Charles “Charlie” Adkins passed away on August 28 th , 2022 at the age of
70, at his home away from home in Tampa, Florida. His battle with
serious medical issues in recent years showed his courage in facing
challenges with humor and a smile. Despite the pain, Charlie stayed
strong and spirited to the end.
Charlie was born on September 4 th , 1951 in Ft. Dix, NJ to his parents
Charles and Evelyn Adkins. The first of 5 siblings being stubborn was
definitely in the cards, but his heart was made of gold.
Charlie served in the U.S. Army, where he met the love of his life, Jody
in Colorado Springs where they were married and had two children.
After retiring from the military, the two settled in WV where he worked
at SCSM in Tool and Die for 17 years. Charlie is a graduate from West
Virginia University and Marshall University. Jody has been by his side
for 46 years and he will now watch over her.
Charlie is preceded in death by both his parents, brother Timothy
Adkins and best friend Max.
Charlie is survived by his loving wife Jody Adkins, son Charles Adkins III,
daughter Linda Skaggs, grandson Kenneth Adkins (Jessica),
granddaughter Khodi Skaggs, great-granddaughter Lorelai Adkins, Sigal
Adkins (Barabra), Terry Adkins (Pat), Susan Nelson (David), as well as,
several nieces and nephews.
He had the gift for gab that’s for sure, if you were blessed to have met
him once, you were friends. Charlie offered a helping hand to family
and friends alike. He enjoyed cooking, barbeques, woodworking and
taxes. If you understand, you know Charlie!
Family and Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life gathering
on Saturday September 17 th , 2022 anytime from 2-4pm at the Tyler
Mountain Community Center in Cross Lanes WV.