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David W. Adkins
Date of Death: September 14, 2018
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Friday 9/21, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Starling Avenue Baptist Church
932 Starling Avenue
Martinsville, Virginia

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Saturday 9/22, 11:00 am

Starling Avenue Baptist Church
932 Starling Avenue
Martinsville, Virginia

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Starling Avenue Baptist Church
932 Starling Avenue
Martinsville, Virginia 24112

First Baptist Church
205 W. Piccadilly Street
Winchester, Virginia 22601

Multiple System Atrophy Coalition
9935-D Rea Road, #212
Charlotte, North Carolina 28277

Rev. Dr. David W. Adkins, 71, of Stephens City, VA, and formerly of Martinsville, died on Friday, September 14, 2018, at his home from multiple system atrophy. Rev. Dr. Adkins was born in 1947 in Greenville, SC, a son of Joel Chandler and Elizabeth Rainey Adkins. He received a B.A. from Furman University; an M.Div. …
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Carole Webb left a message on September 22, 2018:
We all loved David. Thank you for sharing him with us. We know it was hard on you as a family to have him away so much helping others. Please know that he was a great help and inspiration to so many. He was a truly faithful friend and you could trust him with all your shortcomings. He never judged others and accepted them as they were, imperfect and needing help. We will miss him but know that he is not suffering anymore. May God help each of you find peace and comfort. We love you too. Carole Webb and family
Gloria Weaver left a message on September 21, 2018:
He was a wonderful man. We all loved him so much. He was such a blessing to our church. He will be greatly missed. Praying for you all.
rebecca guilliams left a message on September 21, 2018:
My heartfelt sympathy to the family.
Elaine White Schumann left a message on September 20, 2018:
To Joann, Jesse and Nancy. I am so sorry for your loss. I remember David from First Baptist in Piedmont. He was such a gentle and kind soul and always had a kind word for everyone. I know he will be greatly missed.
PHYLLIS REYNOLDS left a message on September 19, 2018:
He married us on june 25,1988 Ronald & Phyllis Reynolds. David was a joy to be around.We are so Sorry to hear of his passing.Condolences to all the family
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Lynwood Lavinder left a message on September 19, 2018:
I was pastor of Trinity Baptist in Martinsville when I became acquainted. I have fond memories of our conversations and times together. I wish I had kept in closer contact with David over the years, would have enjoyed the dialogue. I too have a debiblating disease, known as Intrusion Body Mysotias. I am sure we could have shared some precious moments of encouragement. My prayers go up for you his family and his many friends.
Sarah Mullins left a message on September 19, 2018:
Love & prayers for all of the family. I will always be grateful for David and all he did for me & my kids. A true genuine man of God and I will truly miss you!
Rusty Stadler left a message on September 19, 2018:
Dr. Adkins inspired my family through many good times and challenges. He helped us see and feel God's love and mercy even when we were unsure. I will never forget his humility and capacity to love (he was always accepting of our faith journey). May God bless each of you and bring you comfort as you treasure all of the wonderful memories. Rusty Stadler
Frank Radnoczi left a message on September 18, 2018:
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. David was a wonderful friend and I feel honored to call him my friend.
Don & Geri Crouse left a message on September 17, 2018:
Our deepest sympathies to the entire Adkins family.
Tammy Cope left a message on September 17, 2018:
Much love and prayers sent to the family.
Ervin and Mary Horne left a message on September 17, 2018:
Dr. Adkins was truly a great inspiration to all who knew him. Thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Fred & Marie Hulse left a message on September 17, 2018:
with great love to the family in your loss.David was a gentle man, loved by all and a fine neighbor
Michael Rockwell left a message on September 17, 2018:
David was quite simply the finest man I have ever known. He possessed that rare combination of a brilliant mind and a compassionate heart. He exemplified what it meant to live a Christ-like life. I looked up to him as a model for a fellow pastor to follow and as a friend to be cherished. He stood with me in difficult times and was there to celebrate the good times. To paraphrase 2 Timothy 4:7: "David fought the good fight, he has finisheh the race, he has kept the faith." All of this is simply to say, "I loved David Adkins."
Ron Smith left a message on September 17, 2018:
David was one of the smartest people I knew in high School. He was talented in so many areas, even in school I always thought he would become a doctor or a scientist, but I suspect he touched more people through his ministry than he would have in any other calling.
Nancy Moore left a message on September 17, 2018:
Much love and prayers to a great man and family.
Debbie White left a message on September 17, 2018:
My husband, Mike White, who was also a Wren graduate, passed with this disease in 2015. My heart goes out to you.
Larry Olson left a message on September 17, 2018:
Let the wonderful memories of so many good years flood your heart. May you find comfort in God, family and friends.
Judy Edwards left a message on September 17, 2018:
Diane, my heart breaks for you and your family in this time of deepest grief. David has meant so much to so many people and has left an imprint on all who knew and loved him. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers in the difficult days ahead.
Patsy Hobson left a message on September 17, 2018:
A wonderful man and beautiful soul. He will be missed. Much love to Diane and his family.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Rev. Marcia McQueen left a message on September 17, 2018:
Though I have only known David a few years, I hold him in great esteem. Glad to have served on an ordination council with him and attended a peer group meeting in Martinsville with him occasionally. My sincere condolences to family and close friends and colleagues.
Erin Prunty, OTR/L left a message on September 17, 2018:
I am so lucky to have gotten to know Dr. Adkins. He touched my life! What an amazing man. I will miss him❤️
Dr. Mike Hatfield left a message on September 16, 2018:
When I first arrived in Martinsville David took me under his wing and graciously shared his community experience and throughout 18 years he was what every pastor needed. He was a friend and mentor. Even more than that, he was an example of what a pastor should be. I will always cherish him and pray that I may be half the pastor he has been.
Bennie Joyce Marshall left a message on September 16, 2018:
Dear Diane and family, I want you to know that I have quite a few wonderful memories of David and he was never my official pastor. My grandmother, Mrs Ruth Stone, thought the sun rose and and set in your David. Because of this strong connection he did two family funerals and my wedding in 1994. I treasured him as a friend and was so sad when he was diagnosed with MSA. He was so loved and I am sure he made a life long influence of love with every family he touched. May God bless you as you manuver through these difficult times.
Kathy Robertson left a message on September 16, 2018:
My entire family loved David. He did the funeral service for my sister after her untimely death years ago and brought so much comfort to me. I saw him often at Martinsville Kroger in years past and that smile and warmth ALWAYS made my day. May God provide David's family with comfort and love at this time.
Roy Ford left a message on September 16, 2018:
I have many memories of David during my time in Martinsville. He was the one that encouraged some of us to attend the Lyman Beecher Lectures at Yale Divinity School. Then, he rode without objecting with me driving in a sleet storm from Charlottesville to Martinsville between 9 p.m. and about 2 a.m. That was an act of faith, and he was in so many ways a person of faith. I was blessed knowing him.
Daisy Rearick left a message on September 16, 2018:
Praying for all the Adkins family. His daughter, Kristin, married my nephew, Sandy Whitesides. We love Kristin and pray that God will comfort her and all of her family during this time.
Teresa Kirby left a message on September 16, 2018:
David had been there numerous times for me through many aspects of my life. He was there for me when going through brain surgery and prayers for me when I went through depression. He was a great man who brought me to getting to know the Lord and being baptized. I could never thank him enough. You will be missed by many.
Omps Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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