Gary Douglas Adkins, 64, of Fritch, passed
away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, February 7,
2014, following a valiant battle against illness.
Graveside service will be held for Gary on Tuesday, February
11, 2014 in Westlawn Memorial Park at 2 pm, officiated by
Jake Minton with arrangements by Minton-Chatwell Funeral
Directors of Fritch. Honorary pallbearers will be Kyle Kindy,
Scott Kindy, Seth Adkins, Michael Webb, Gary Winters and
Bill Maddox. Visitation for Garyâ€™s many friends with his family
will be at the funeral home at Broadway and and Canadian
in Fritch, from 6-8 pm Monday, February 10, 2014.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Joel Douglas Adkins Memorial Scholarship
fund or the Doug and Wanda Adkins Memorial Scholarship fund at Frank Phillips College,
College Advancement, P.O. Box 5118, Borger, Texas 79008-5118.
Gary was born November 6, 1949, in Borger, to Doug and Wanda Adkins. He accepted
Christ at an early age while attending the First Baptist Church in Phillips. Gary graduated
from Phillips High School and was a gifted multi-sport varsity athlete on outstanding Blackhawk
football and basketball teams, including the â€˜67 state football semi-finalists. Gary graduated
from West Texas State University with a degree in finance and worked in the finance
and automobile business for many years, earning a reputation for being professional and fair
to all of his customers. Prior to retirement, Gary worked many years at the Clements Unit in
Amarillo. He showed respect to the inmates, receiving it from them in return.
Following retirement, Gary dedicated himself to lovingly caring for his parents in the twilight
of their lives. Gary was forthright, honest, and loyal, and had a soft spot in his heart for
children and his beloved dogs. Gary was preceded in death by his parents and his nephew,
Survivors include his wife, Barbara of the home; a daughter, Stacey Adkins, of Lubbock; a
son, Jason Adkins, of Borger; five grandchildren, Lilie, Seth, Aubrey, Madison, and Brianna
Adkins of Borger; a sister, Marion Kindy and husband Danny of Borger; a brother, Robin
Adkins and wife Valerie of Amarillo; and many beloved nephews, nieces, uncles, aunts, and
The family wants to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff of Hospice of the Southwest
for the loving care and comfort they provided to Gary.