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Wallace Eugene Adkins, age 82

Wallace Eugene Adkins, 82, of Sherwood passed away on November 4, 2019.  He was born on July 7, 1937 in the Iuka area of Izard County, Arkansas to the late Homer and Maude Adkins.

He proudly served in the United States Air Force and Arkansas Air National Guard for 37 years. He was an expert brick mason, could fix almost anything and loved to repair, refurbish and play pianos.  He was an avid reader and loved to serve the people around him.  As a member of Freemasonry, he was a Master Mason.  He was a long-time Bible scholar and enjoyed helping others learn about and memorize the Word.

He is preceded in death by ten brothers and sisters.

Wallace leaves behind his loving wife of over 64 years, Kathryn Adkins; his children Jeannie Adkins-Smith (Steve) of North Little Rock and Elizabeth Adkins (Alan) of Vienna, Virginia; his two fur-babies Cookie and Buddy; his three grand-dogs D.B. Cooper, Dr. Watson and Gabriel, as well as a host of friends and family.

A special thanks  to John Paul and Art for all the assistance they gave. 

Visitation will be on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas with memorial services to begin at 11:00 AM.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to Children’s Homes, Inc., 5515 Old Walcott Road, Paragould, Arkansas 72450


  • Larry J Linn Posted November 15, 2019 5:05 PM


  • Libbie Dougan Posted November 15, 2019 5:24 PM

    Asking The Holy Spirit to pour His peace and contentment, comfort and joy, down over you all. As you make it through this time. Libbie Dougan. Phil. 4:13

  • Becky Guinn Posted November 15, 2019 7:13 PM

    I know the hole that is in your heart and you are missing your dad. Every day there will be reminders of him, or things you want to tell him, but knowing he’s far away from the pains of this world and all your memories of him will comfort you in the days to come.

  • Ted Walker Posted November 16, 2019 5:45 PM

    What a precious man. He was a wealth of knowledge.

  • Lorene Derrick, Grapevine Texas Posted November 17, 2019 5:39 AM

    Kathryn, May the Good Lord wrap His loving arms around you and the entire family , giving you the comfort and peace that only He can provide during this time of grief is my prayer.

  • James Brandon Savage Posted November 17, 2019 10:57 AM

    I called Gene my witch doctor because he knew so many natural remedies. His purpose in life was to share his experiences, strength and hope with others. Gene just loved to help people. If you needed anything Gene was always there to help with a smile and a good joke.
    I remember many long talks with Gene about spirituality, healing (mind,spirit and body).and the human condition. My friend my buddy was a true Renaissance man.
    I can’t wait to see him again, when it’s my time to go home!

  • Richard L. Hinkle Jr Posted November 17, 2019 12:47 PM

    I loved you like father and I will see you again.

  • MaryLee Norris Posted November 18, 2019 5:39 AM

    Gene you were well loved by me and mine. Always wonderful to be around even when you were scolding me. The world seem’s a dimmer place without you in it.

  • Todd Parsley Posted November 18, 2019 11:12 AM

    Always loved being around Mr. Adkins! He was a wealth of knowledge and Godly man. Our prayers are with the family, and we rejoice that we will see him again.

  • Richard Green Posted November 20, 2019 12:34 PM

    Wallace was the best! My supervisor when I first came to the flight line with the RF-101 and deployment to Japan. He was always positive, always in a good mood regardless of any situation. Wallace taught me so much about aircraft and life itself. Rest In Peace My Friend and may God give your family comfort and understanding.
    Well done good and faithful Servant. Matthew 25:23
    Rich Green, Chief Master Sergeant (Ret)

  • T.J. Henwood – Secretary Posted November 21, 2019 9:24 AM

    The Officers and members of Sylvan Hills Masonic Lodge No. 754 extend our deepest sympathy to Kathryn and the entire family.

  • Michael Candler Posted December 31, 2019 9:21 AM

    ” I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:7-8

    It was a an honor and a privilege knowing you and working beside you. You lived your life in a way that should be an example to us all.

    My thoughts and prayers to the entire family.

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