EUNICE~It is with the heaviest hearts that the family of Jim Adkins announces his passing on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Lafayette General Medical Center with loving family by his side. He was 71. A Celebration of Life will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Friday, March 22, 2019 at Ardoin's Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Chris Frey officiating.
Jim, a Vietnam Veteran of the United States Airforce and also a longtime member of the American Legion, VFW and DAV. He worked for the Federal Prison, St. Landry Parish Sheriff Department as a Sergeant and was currently working for the Eunice Police Department as a jailer. His hobbies were, listening to music, playing pool and woodworking. A proud, caring man, he will be greatly missed by everyone he touched. Jim leaves behind his wife, Elmarie Barzare Adkins; his three stepchildren, Angie McCune and husband, Craig of Lake Charles, Joey Cormier and wife, Marie of Eunice and Blake Cormier of Houston; seven grandchildren, Kelli Thibodeaux, Heather Burton, Kayla LeJeune, Katie Cormier, Brent Cormier, Alex Cormier and Amber Cormier; fifteen great grandchildren; as well as extended family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Marjorie Barnes Adkins.
At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Eunice on Thursday, March 21st from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm and again on Friday, March 22nd from 8:00 am until time of services.
Family and friends may view this obituary and sign the guest book at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com
Ardoin's Funeral Home of Eunice, 1301 West Laurel Ave, (337)457.3371 is in charge of arrangements.
Rest in Peace brother. Will miss you at the VFW.
John R YoungEunice, LA
My sincere condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort give you the comfort you need to endure this difficult time and the days ahead (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)
I send my deepest condolences to Mr. Atkins' family. He was so good to me when I was in city jail
Dawn Lavergne BlanchardVille Platte, LA
Rest in peace jim.He was my brother in law at one time.you will always be loved and missed.
Nancy Bertrandnancybertrand49@yahoo.comEunice, LA
We have known Mr. Jim for the last 4 years. We first met him at Tractor Supply in Eunice. Since that time he has came to Oakdale from time to time and sat beside us and sold his woodwork as we sold our vegetables. Then he went to work with the Eunice PD and our son also works for Eunice PD Lt. Michael Dunn. We missed him then and will greatly miss him now.
Glen & Roxie Dunn
(owner of) Country Style Farms
Glen & Roxie DunnOakdale, LA
TO THE FAMILY OF MR. ATKINS, I EXTEND MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY. I WORKED WITH HIM AND HE WAS A SWEET PERSON AND WILL BE GREATLEY MISSED. I WILL KEEP ALL IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS, MAY HE REST IN PEACE..DOLLY
CAROLYN MOREAUPORT BARRE, LA