Charles Lewis Adkinson

Submitted by:  Jim CULVER

Mr. Charles Louis (Lewis) Adkinson was born October 26, 1866 in the state of
Arkansas, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Hamp Adkinson.  He moved at an early date to
Texas with his parents, settling at Iredell.  When a young, man he was converted and joined the Baptist church, and remained a member until the time of his death.  He was united in marriage to Miss Julia Arington, and to this union six children were born, two of whom with their mother preceded him in death.  He was married to Miss Kenny Acrey Sept. 4, 1904, and to this union eight children were born, two of whom preceded their father in death.  Mr. Adkinson died Nov. 18, 1943, being 77 years and 22 days of age.  He had many friends here as he had lived here for many years.  He was well liked by all, was a good old man, tried to do all the good he could.  He was of a friendly turn, would speak to one and all.  He would go to town most every day, which he enjoyed doing, and also enjoyed church services.  He is missed very much by his wife, children and friends.  He lived out his days. God called him and he went home to rest forever more.  He was a good husband and father.  Besides the widow of Iredell, he is survived by three sons, Ray (Roy) of Fort Worth, U.S. Navy; Earl of California, and Earnest of the U.S. Navy and seven daughters, Mrs. Kate Ward of Gatesville, Mrs. Ruby Murphy of Big Spring, Mrs. Nevada Howard of Iredell, Mrs. Opal Reed and Doris Reed of California; also 28 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; and one brother, Andy, of Iredell, and one sister, Mrs. Delice Spinks of Hico.  The funeral was held in the Baptist church Sunday afternoon in the presence of a large crowd of relatives and friends.  Rev. Cundieff, the pastor, delivered the funeral sermon and paid a beautiful tribute to the memory of the deceased.  The floral offerings were large and beautiful.  Internment was in the Riverside Cemetery.  Mrs. Adkinson and children have the sympathy of their friends, for which they are very lonely without him.  A large crowd of out of town relatives and friends attended the funeral.  All the children attended except the two from California.  Mrs. Doris Reed and Earnest, also of California, came after the funeral.  The son remained a few days, Mrs. Doris Reed is here with her mother, and may remain till the first of January.

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