Tom M. Adkins
METROPOLIS, Ill. — Mr. Tom M. Adkins, 81, of Metropolis, Ill., passed away at 9 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Metropolis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Memorials services will be Monday, June 10, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home with the Rev. Louis Brinker officiating.
Tom is survived by his wife Pat; one daughter, Kay Adkins and husband Barry Gowin of Ashland; one son, Brad Adkins and wife Rhonda of Metropolis, Ill.; one grandson, Kyle Adkins of Metropolis, Ill. one sister, Joy Rhodes of Linden, Tenn.; one brother, Wendell Adkins of Paducah; one brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Betty Riley of Metropolis, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.
He graduated from Benton Kentucky High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He played basketball at Murray State, and coached basketball and baseball in Western Kentucky and Southern Illinois, having taught and served as principal at Joppa High School. He was also an avid golfer.
Visitation will be Monday, June 10, 2013, from 9 a.m. until the funeral hour at 11 a.m. at Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home.