Gary Douglas Adkins

Gary Douglas Adkins, 64, of Fritch, passedaway peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, February 7,2014, following a valiant battle against illness.Graveside service will be held for Gary on Tuesday, February11, 2014 in Westlawn Memorial Park at 2 pm, officiated byJake Minton with arrangements by Minton-Chatwell FuneralDirectors of Fritch. Honorary pallbearers will be Kyle Kindy,Scott Kindy, Seth Adkins, Michael Webb, Gary Winters andBill Maddox. Visitation for Gary’s many friends with his familywill be at the funeral home at Broadway and and Canadianin Fritch, from 6-8 pm Monday, February 10, 2014.The family requests that memorials be made to the Joel Douglas Adkins Memorial Scholarshipfund 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 acceptedChrist at an early age while attending the First Baptist Church in Phillips. Gary graduatedfrom Phillips High School and was a gifted multi-sport varsity athlete on outstanding Blackhawkfootball and basketball teams, including the ‘67 state football semi-finalists. Gary graduatedfrom West Texas State University with a degree in finance and worked in the financeand automobile business for many years, earning a reputation for being professional and fairto all of his customers. Prior to retirement, Gary worked many years at the Clements Unit inAmarillo. 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 twilightof their lives. Gary was forthright, honest, and loyal, and had a soft spot in his heart forchildren and his beloved dogs. Gary was preceded in death by his parents and his nephew,Joel.Survivors include his wife, Barbara of the home; a daughter, Stacey Adkins, of Lubbock; ason, Jason Adkins, of Borger; five grandchildren, Lilie, Seth, Aubrey, Madison, and BriannaAdkins of Borger; a sister, Marion Kindy and husband Danny of Borger; a brother, RobinAdkins and wife Valerie of Amarillo; and many beloved nephews, nieces, uncles, aunts, andcousins.The family wants to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff of Hospice of the Southwestfor the loving care and comfort they provided to Gary.