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John Robert Adkins, 71

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MT. JULIET -- Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon, Sept. 17 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Adkins, 71, of Mt. Juliet.

A member of Green Hill Church and an avid Atlanta Braves fan, he died Sept. 15, 2011. Mr. Adkins did outdoor cooking each year in Fiddlers Grove at the Wilson County Fair and for the Mt. Juliet Homecoming.

Services were conducted by Brother August Ruff. Interment followed at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: his wife of 49 years Jessie Hasty Adkins of Mt. Juliet; daughters Kim (Mike) Swett of Brentwood and Tammy Adkins Davis of Smithville; brother Richard Adkins of Lebanon along with grandchildren Dusten Gardner, Daniel Adkins and Julia Swett.

Mr. Adkins was the son of the late Virgil and Corinne Pittman Adkins. He was also preceded in death by his brothers Homer Adkins and Paul Adkins.

Pallbearers included: Robert Evans, Roger Hunley, Billy Prince, Don Vickers, Richard Kendall, Houston Stanton, Jimmy Allmon and Kirk Nelson. Honorary: Dr. Eric Raefsky, Dr. Jon Levine and Dr. Steven W. Cooper.

Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road, was in charge of arrangements.

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