Herbert “Ray” Adkins Jr., 41, of Chesapeake went home to be with the Lord on March 16, 2010, at home. He was an employee of the Kanawha City Burger King, a member of Winifrede Chapel Church and a 1988 graduate of East Bank High School.
He was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Ray Adkins Sr.; paternal grandfather, Edward Ray Adkins; and maternal grandparents, George and Mabel Caldwell.
Surviving are his mother, Frances Caldwell Adkins of Chelyan; sister, Kay (Mark) Butcher of Chesapeake; grandmother, Bernadine Adkins of Chesapeake; nephews, Jeremy, Joshua and Jordan Butcher, who were the joys of his life; aunt, Kay Adkins; uncles, Harley (Christine) Adkins, Paul (Wanda) Caldwell and David (Evelyn) Caldwell; and many other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Funeral will be 1 p.m. Friday March 19, at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet, with the Rev. Donald Lanham and the Rev. Dee Gibson officiating. Burial will follow in Montgomery Memorial Park, London.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Ray Adkins has been a volunteer at the mission for many years. There was not a time when he was called to bring his truck around to help deliver food that he didn't show up ready to do whatever was needed of him. Our prayes are with his family in this time of loss.