Louis Lee Adkins, 95, departed this life Wednesday, March 15, 2017. 

Louis was born Oct. 27, 1921 in Midland, Arkansas. He was the son of the late Jessie and Meda Turner Adkins.

He was a Veteran of the U. S. Air Corp. He worked for Kipps-Roberts Machine Shop in Miami, and then for KMT of Baxter Springs, Kansas.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Elizabeth Adkins and his second wife of 10 years, Juanita Adkins.

He was also preceded in death by his brothers Paul, Jerry, and John Adkins and sisters Janie Adkins and Billie Clinton.

Louis is survived by son, Craig (Mary) Adkins; daughter, Shari (Mike) Salyer; step son, Roger (Tish) Henson; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

He was a faithful member and deacon of the Baxter Springs Baptist Church, while he lived in Baxter Springs, and the Lake Center Baptist Church on Monkey Island.

Visitation will take place from 2 to 3 p.m., Sunday, March 19, at Lake Center Baptist Church on Monkey Island. Services will follow at 3 p.m., at the church. He will be laid to rest in the Baxter Springs, Kansas Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons Jeffrey and Brian Adkins; great-grandson, Jacob Truex; Terry Truex; Aaron Shaw; and Michael Salyer. Honorary Pallbearers will be the members of his Hand and Foot Canasta Card Group and his Sunday School Class.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Lake Center Baptist Church.

The Family would like to say a special "Thank You" to Home-Stay Assisted Care, Lake Center Baptist Church, his Sunday School class, and his Hand and Foot Canasta Card playing friends.