Carl Edward Adkins, Jr., of Norfolk, one of the Greatest Generation, entered Eternal Life on Sunday June 26, 2016 at the age of 95 years. He was born on October 12, 1920 in Baltimore, MD to the late Carl Edward Adkins and Maude Elizabeth (formerly Moody) Adkins. Carl graduated from Marion High School, part of the class of 1937. He went on to answer the call to serve his country as a flight instructor in the US Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1946, ultimately attaining the rank of First Lieutenant. After his service, he later went on to be a plant manager at American Tobacco Company. Carl was able to enjoy 33 years of retirement.
Carl was a charter member of St. John’s United Methodist Church and a member of their United Methodist Men.
In addition to his parents, Carl was preceded in death by his sister Lillian Jernigan of Petersburg, VA.
Left to cherish Carl’s memory are his beloved wife of 66 years Louise (formerly Andrews) Adkins; daughter Barbara Fuller and her husband Tony of Virginia Beach; son Carl E. Adkins, III and his wife Ramona of Erial, NJ; grandson J. Grey Fuller of Wilton Manor, Florida; granddaughters Grace, Lily, and Katharine Adkins, all of Erial, NJ; sister Margaret Tatum; brother William Adkins; brother Thomas Adkins; further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation for Carl will be held on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at St. John’s United Methodist Church (2709 Greendale Ave. Norfolk, VA 23518) from 3:00 PM until time of Celebration of Life at 4:00 PM. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at J.T. Morriss and Sons Funeral Home (103 S. Adams St. Petersburg, VA) from 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday at Blandford Cemetery (319 S. Crater Road Petersburg, VA) at 12:30 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to St. John’s United Methodist Church.
The Altmeyer Funeral Home-Southside Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.altmeyerfh.com.
Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm