Earl Joseph Adkins

Apr 11, 1918 - Feb 24, 2016


Earl J. Adkins, a 70 year resident of Sacramento passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2016. Earl was born on April 11, 1918 to the late Pleasant Adkins and Edna Susan Adkins Bussell, in Rolfe, Iowa. He was married, in Independence, Kansas to Treva Price. She predeceased him in 1998. Earl served in the U.S. Army during WW2 with the 47th Engineer Construction Bn. and was a life member of the Carpenters Local 46. He was also an Assistant Scout Master of Troop 11, BSA, and Assistant Explorer Advisor of Post 2011 of the Golden Empire Council during the 50’s.
Surviving are three children; Earl Dale (Annabelle) Adkins of Pinellas Park, FL, Patricia A. (Johnnie) Starks of Johns Island, SC, Karen S. (COL. Alfred A., Jr. deceased) Lopez of Frankenmuth, MI. Four grandchildren, Cris (Jon) Puckett of Antioch, CA, Sandra (Greg) Bartlett of Monticello, GA, Michael (Laura) Lopez of Killeen, TX, and Marc (Laurie) Lopez of Milan, Ohio along with 12 great-grandchildren.
Visitation is March 3rd, 4-8 PM. Funeral service will take place on March 4 , 2016 at 10AM. East Lawn Sierra Hills, 5757 Greenback Lane, Sacramento. Burial will directly follow service.

Funeral Home:
East Lawn Mortuary Chapel
5757 Greenback Lane
Sacramento, CA 95841


  • Kathy Manning says:

    Pat and all I am so sorry for your loss your father sounded like a wonderful man. Love you and prayers to all. Kathy Manning and Family

  • Ron French says:

    Ms. Pat and family. I am very saddened by the loss of your father. Every thing I ever heard, he was a kind and compassionate man who loved everyone. Love you and my prayers to all.

  • Paula Chacon Bolaños says:

    Mr. Adkins was a lovely man, I remember watching him running at morning, that was so amazing at his age. He always looked so happy and I just thought: I want to be like Mr.Adkins at that age, always so kind, always smiling and being a nice neighboor to my godmother. I remember when he had dinner with our family, he wouldn’t stop talking about his wife and that was very cute. You could realize that he really loved her, he also told us how much he loved the ocean. It was just great to spend time with Mr.Adkins, one of the most kind men I have ever met From Costa Rica

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