Alfred “Leonard” Adkins

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Alfred “Leonard” Adkins, 66, of Poteau, OK was called home Thursday, July 9, 2020 in Poteau, OK. Leonard was born September 3, 1953 in Heavener, OK to Justice & Lola Marie (Holland) Adkins. Leonard fought a courageous strong battle with stage 4 lung cancer.

During this battle, he rededicated his life to Jesus Christ his Lord and Savior. In his young days especially in his stay in the military, he enjoyed bull riding and other sports. Before his health declined he enjoyed putting in a hard days work. He spent seven years in the US Army, mostly overseas in Germany, where he met his wife Marion and started his family.

He worked in the oilfield and any job where he could be outdoors. His hobbies included gardening, hunting, and fishing, but mostly catfishing. We would tease him and call him our “Pro-Catfisher”. Sady and Carolina, our dogs were his companions on errands and road trips. He also loved teaching his grandchildren to fish and hunt. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Anthony L. “Tony” Adkins; sisters, Evelyn Adkins & Cindy Orozco; brothers Harold & Leslie; brother in law, Joe Diego; son in law, Bartley Keith Hobson.

Survivors include his wife Marion Adkins of the home; daughters Linda Sue & Scott Dollens, Brenda Carol & Jason McMurray; grandsons Kyle Swarts & Anthony Adkins; granddaughter Brianna Hobson; sisters Leona Hollan, Beulah & Leroy King, Mary Alice Adkins, Kathy Adkins, Bertha Sanders; sister-in-law Connie Diego; other relatives, loved ones and friends.

Services will be 2pm Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Faith Comnmunity Church of the Nazarene in Poteau, OK with pastor Michael Davidson officiating. Pallbearers will be Charlie Mattox, Prestin Mattox, Kyle Swarts, James Lemmons, Ronnie Lovell, Terry Rust. Burial will follow at Hodgen Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 pm, Monday evening.

 You may leave an online message at www.evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com

The family has chosen to entrust the care of the services to Evans & Miller Funeral Home, POTEAU, OK

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