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SFC. Samuel Raymond Adkins, U.S. ARMY (RET.) was born December 12, 1943, in Lynch, Kentucky to Henry and Lurlie (Lowe) Adkins. Sam passed away Tuesday May 10, 2022, at William Beaumont Army Medical Center after an extended illness, surrounded by family members.
Samuel came from humble beginnings and a large family. He joined the US ARMY in 1962 and fought in the Vietnam War. Shortly after he met his loving wife, Christa Wershall, in Paris, France 1964. Samuel built a career of 21 years in the ARMY and retired in 1983. He spent a copious amount of time outdoors enjoying various activities from camping with his grandchildren, to taking his motorcycle on many lengthy expeditions. Although he will be missed greatly, fond memories include him being the life of the party, his charming whit, and warm smile. Those around him were no stranger to his sense of humor and intelligence. He was an outdoorsman who loved living life hands on.
If you wish to honor Sam, camp under the stars, hike a new trail, and learn a new skill.
He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Dewey, Thomas, Marvin, Charles, Virginia, Juanita, and Betty and nephew Russell Shirley.
He is survived by his wife Christa of 55-years, daughter Linda Joyce House (Eric), Grandsons Albert Hernandez (Tanya), Michael Anthony House, and great grandchildren Mia, Albert, and Amy and sister-in-Law Herta Münz.
Nieces: Fawn Shirley, Gaby Götz, Angelika Münz.
Nephews: Peyton Keeth, Sebastian Münz.
Visitation services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home (4631 Hondo Pass Dr). Burial services provided will be graveside on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at Fort Bliss National Cemetery (5200 Fred Wilson Rd).
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
2:00 - 2:30pm (Mountain time)
Fort Bliss National Cemetery
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