In Loving Memory

David L. Adkins

September 12, 1947 - January 27, 2023


David Lee Adkins, 75, a resident of Daphne, AL, passed away on January 27, 2023.

David was a member of the Spanish Fort United Methodist Church.  He was also a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and Vietnam Veterans of America. He was a Steel Mill Manager & Purchaser and owned a Furniture Medic Business. In his spare time, he enjoyed woodworking and gardening.

David is survived by his wife of 22 years, Catherine Adkins; children, Bobby Lee (Samantha) Adkins of Danville, WV, Paula (Dan) Adkins-Akers of South Charleston, WV, and David Lee Adkins Jr. of Mobile, AL; stepchildren, Kevin (Janice) Archer of Vestavia, AL, Amy (Rob) and Ellis of Roach, MO; grandchildren, Baylee Adkins, Garren Adkins, Kayla Marie (Daniel) Adkins-Hager, Chelsea Lee Woody, Colin Woody, Dawson (Makaela) Archer, Ella Archer, Anna Kate Archer, Shelbyanne Ellis, Marilyn Ellis and Donovan Ellis; great-grandchildren, Kyler Hager, Payton Hager, Carter Reed and Elliott Wooten; and brother, Dennis Adkins, Jr..

A celebration of life will be held at Spanish Fort United Methodist Church, 6690 Spanish Fort Blvd., in Spanish Fort, AL, on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 11AM. There will be a time of visitation before the service beginning at 10AM.

Interment will be at Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spanish Fort, AL.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that gifts may be given to the Spanish Fort United Methodist Church Memorial Fund in memory of David Adkins.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.


  1. Bobby Adkins

    Dad, thank you for always answering my call for advice and for never sugar coating your thoughts.I’ve always told people that it takes a real man to raise a man, My only wish is to become half the man you was and to love my wife and kids as you loved yours… I’ll never say goodbye, just save me a seat. Love always Bobby

  2. Denver Adkins

    Condolences to the family, David was more of a borther than a cousin growing up in west Virginia. RIP brother.

  3. Robert Clark

    Condolences to the family and RIP fellow soldier. We serviced in same unit in VN, 584th Engineers.

  4. Sam and Aletta Campbell

    Dearest David, rest in your eternal glory with your Heavenly Father. You’re gone from our presence, but not from our hearts! Until we meet again, dear friend!

  5. Joyce A Chapman

    David and his brother, sisters and my siblings all grew up for the main part on our grandfather’s farm. The 13 of us were more like brothers/sisters instead of cousins. Our 13 is dwindling down. I’ve lost 3 brothers, David, and his 4 sisters. Dennis Jr. is the only of David’s siblings left. David was a “funderful” child. He and my brother, Charles, were like 2 peas in a pod constantly together as children. As adults, we all grew apart and established our families, but those childhood ties still remain. I will miss you David. Hopefully, you and Charles are now rejoicing in renewing your friendship and enjoying childhood memories. RIP cousin. I will always love you.

  6. Bobby Askins

    Robert Clark, I am David’s oldest son.I would love to talk with you about my Dad and what you and he did during Vietnam.


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