Ellis Adkins, 70

Ellis Adkins, 70 of Elkhorn City, KY passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Pikeville Medical Center. Ellis was born October 2, 1948 in Pike County, KY to the late Alex Adkins & Mary Holland Adkins. In addition to his parents, Ellis was preceded in death by four brothers, Cecil Rose, Glennis Adkins, Rex Allen, Michael Adkins and six sisters, Darlene Adkins, Arlena Coleman, Diane Robinson, Betty Ford, Lucille Damron & Willis Jean Adkins. Ellis is survived by his wife, Dorothy Taylor Adkins of Elkhorn City, KY; one son, Trent (Kristy) Adkins of Ashcamp, KY; three brothers, David “Janet” Adkins of Lookout, KY, Ronnie Adkins of Blackey, KY & Daniel Adkins of Lookout, KY; three sisters, Helen Adkins of Pomeroy, OH, Louise (Ren) Sapp of Elkhart, IN & Sandra (Gene) Johnson of Virgie, KY; and special niece, Shirley Moles. Visitation will be from 6-10PM Thursday, July 4, 2019 at the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel with a song service at 7PM. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 5, 2019 at 1PM from the chapel with Jim & Dwayne Abshire officiating. Burial will follow at the Taylor Cemetery, Grapevine, KY.


  1. TRENT and KRISTY says

    Dad we love you and already miss you so much. We are so proud of you. You were so brave the past few weeks and fought so hard. We will take care of mom and remember you everyday. This is not goodbye it’s ’till we meet again’. Love you always.

    • Laura Taylor says

      Also survived by his first born daughter Laura Adkins,Taylor. And his 2 granddaughters Chelsey Fairchild & Jessica Wallace & his great grandson Connor fairchild.

    • Edgel McCown says

      Trent just found out that your dad has passed away. This has shocked me and daddy as he’s had Ellis on his mind three or four days last week. This came as a shock not knowing so we could’ve came over. Prayers for you and your mom. So sorry to hear about this. Loved hunting and fishing years ago with him.

      Edgel McCown

  2. Layla Perry says

    I always loved visiting Ellis and Dorothy. I liked how Ellis never let us leave without an icecream. I also enjoyed how he made up nicknames for everyone. He treated all of Kristy’s family like they were his own. He will truly be missed.

  3. Melissa Perry says

    I know no words will help right now but all of you are in my prayers. I’m so sorry. I didn’t know Ellis well but all of the kind words I heard about him last night from everyone at the visitation told me enough, he was a good man that helped everyone and genuinely cared for people. The words I heard about Ellis reminds me a lot of you Trent. I can’t imagine the void this will leave in the lives of you Dorothy, Trent and Kristy. Just know that I’m hurting for all of you and I’m here if you need to talk or anything at all I can do. I love you guys and I’m praying for you all

  4. Charlotte says

    Ellis was very good to me and a kind hearted man. He will be missed by many. I love you all and am praying for you as always

  5. Chelsey Fairchild says

    Uncle Trent Im sorry for your loss my mother spoke very highly of you and your dad (my grandfather). I would love to get to know my mothers family feel free to contact me on facebook *chelsey Fairchild* or email *chelsey.wallace@aol.com*.

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