The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 11, 2012

Obituaries — Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012

Jackie Eugene ‘Hager’ Adkins

Jackie Eugene “Hager” Adkins, age 58, of Terry, WV, passed away at the Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital on Thursday, November 8, 2012.

Born on December 17, 1953, at Terry, he was the son of the late Eddie Adkins and Mary Opal Hall Adkins.

Mr. Adkins was a retired coal miner, and a member of the UMWA. He was a member of the Terry Christian Church, and a lifelong resident of Terry. Mr. Adkins enjoyed spending time with family and friends, listening to music, and riding motorcycles.

He was preceded in death by children, Jason Adkins and Stephanie Adkins, a brother, Eddie Adkins, and by two sisters, Wilma Semsick and Ruth Gillian.

Those survivors left to cherish his memory include his companion of 16 years, Carolyn Sawyers; a daughter Jaclyn Adkins of Terry; Three brothers, Roy Adkins and his wife Sheila of Piney View, Johnny Adkins and his wife Brenda of Piney View, Billy Joe Adkins and his wife Lottie of Piney View. Two sisters Judy Sadler and her husband Sam of Crab Orchard, and Rose Berry and her husband Joe of Beckley.

He was a pawpaw to Trevor, McKinzie, Jayden, and Tyler. Carolyn’s children whom he thought of as his own, James Sawyers and his wife Mary of Danese, Virgil Sawyers and his wife Kristy of Oak Hill. He dearly loved his uncle and aunt, Rev. Gene Hall and the late Gladys Hall of Beckley. A sister-in-law, Linda Adkins, and a special nephew Mark, along with several other nieces and nephews, are also among his survivors.

Committal services will be conducted for Jackie “Hager” Adkins on Monday, November 12, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the Terry Christian Church at Terry, WV, with Rev. Gene Hall and Rev. Ronnie Hall officiating. Burial will follow at the Adkins Family Cemetery at Terry, WV. There will be no visitation. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Online condolences may be sent to our guestbook at

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV.

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