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Darrell Wayne Adkins, Sr.

July 25, 1944 ~ November 14, 2020 (age 76)

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New Port Richey, FL

Darrell Wayne Adkins, Sr. died peacefully at home on Saturday, November 14, 2020 in New Port Richey, FL, at the age of 76.

Darrell is survived by his wife: Carolyn Adkins; four children: Gregory Lee Adkins of Stateline, IN, Jenny Lou Merrell-Hall (Matthew) of Danville, IL, Darrell Wayne Adkins, Jr. of Whiteville, NC and Darren James Adkins active military in Italy; a twin sister: Phyllis Adkins of Tabor City, NC; nephew Michael Wayne Adkins of Tabor City, NC; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his mother: Devera Faircloth Adkins of Tabor City, NC; father: Sebert “Jim” Adkins of Racine, WV; and a brother: Michael Adkins of Charleston, WV.

Darrell was born on July 25, 1944 in Charleston, SC to Sebert and Devera Adkins.  He graduated from South Charleston High School in South Charleston, WV and then the University of South Florida with a degree in business.  Darrell served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War aboard the USS Intrepid.  After the military, he moved to Florida.  Darrell began working for St. Petersburg Police as a patrolman and later retired from the department a detective in the homicide division.  He then went on to become a Probation Officer and from there retiring again as a Captain for the Florida State Division of Insurance Fraud.

Darrell was a big-time Tampa Bay sports enthusiast, loving the Buccaneers, Rays and the Lightning.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 12:30 PM in the Powell Cemetery, Tabor City, NC.

Visitation will be held Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM in the Inman Ward Funeral Home.


A service of Inman Ward Funeral Home and Crematory.

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November 19, 2020

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Inman Ward Funeral Home
300 East 5th
Tabor City, North Carolina 28463

Graveside Service
November 19, 2020

12:30 PM
Powell Cemetery
Hwy 701
Tabor City, NC 28463

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