Billy Wayne Adkins, Jr., age 50, of Clairfield, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2024, at his home.

He was born on November 16, 1973, in La Follette, TN, to Billy Adkins and Barbara (Gibson) Adkins, who survive.

He was preceded in death by his younger brother, Joseph Daniel Adkins; paternal grandparents, Fred Adkins and Amy Adkins, and maternal grandparents, Everett Gibson and Agnes Gibson.

Billy was a graduate of the Campbell County Comprehensive High School – Class of 1992.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his daughter, Leah Adkins, of La Follette, TN; son, Wesley Adkins, of Jacksboro, TN; grandson, Brayden Moore, of La Follette; seven uncles, Donald Adkins, Lloyd Adkins, Jerry Adkins, Billy Gibson, Ben Gibson, Jimmy Gibson, and George Gibson, all of La Follette; and five aunts, Helen Freeman, Gail Paul, Judy Walden, Regina Boshears, and husband, Jeff, all of La Follette, TN, and Teresa Manis, and husband, Rick, of Knoxville, TN; his ex-wife and the mother of his children, Brenda Adkins, of La Follette, and a host of friends, neighbors and other relatives to mourn his passing.

The family will receive friends for visitation on Monday, January 22, 2024, beginning at 12:00 noon at the Cox & Son Funeral Home Chapel.                          

The funeral will follow on Monday afternoon, January 22, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. at the Cox & Son Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Michael Adkins officiating. 

Graveside service and interment will immediately follow the funeral service in the Rock Creek Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery.

Cox & Son Funeral Home of Jellico is in charge of all arrangements.

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