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Thomas Wayne  Adkins
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Thomas Wayne Adkins, 69, 1171 Jamerson Road North, Danville, Va., passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017, at his residence. He was born February 28, 1948, in Danville to the late Bessie Pruitt Adkins and the late Edward Adkins. Mr. Adkins is survived by his loving wife, Joan Land Adkins. He proudly served his country with the US Marines, including a 2 year tour in Vietnam; he was a member of American Legion Post 1097. Mr. Adkins worked with Vulcan Material Co. for 34 years prior to his retirement. He was an avid bowler and a member of the Berean Baptist Church.

Mr. Adkins is survived by his daughter, Christy A. Joyce and husband, William of Danville; his sister-in-law, Sandra Rigney and husband, Dale of Roanoke, Va.; his grandchildren, Brittany Joyce Dowdy and husband, Ricky, and Will Joyce; and his special companion, his Long-Haired Dachshund, “Murphy.”

In addition to his parents, Mr. Adkins was predeceased by his daughter, Kimberly Hope Adkins.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to hospice nurses Sandy Wilson and Teresa Edmunds.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 1, 2017, at Norris West End Chapel, with Rev. Charles Scearce and Rev. Ryan Riley officiating. Interment will follow at Danville Memorial Gardens.

At other times the family will receive friends at the residence. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial donations be made to the charity of your choice.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. & Crematory, West End Chapel, 511 Church Ave., Danville, Va. is respectfully serving the Adkins family. Online condolences may be made at

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11:00 AM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - West End Chapel

511 Church Avenue
Danville, Virginia 24541

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Danville Memorial Gardens

4849 Riverside Drive
Danville, VA 24541

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