Person:Clovis Adkins (1)

Clovis Tilly" Adkins
m. 31 Dec 1899
  1. Leon White Adkins1901 - 1972
  2. Vernon Adkins1908 - 2001
  3. Clovis Tilly" Adkins1915 - 2001
m. 17 Mar 1947
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Clovis Tilly" Adkins
Gender Male
Birth? 1915
Marriage 17 Mar 1947 Caddo Parish, Louisianato Flora Glynn Tooke
Death? 13 Sep 2001 Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana

SHREVEPORT, LA - The angels visited Clovis "Tillie" Adkins andtook him home on September 13, 2001 at 6:30 a.m. at the WillisKnighton Hospital. He was blessed with a full beautiful life of87 years. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 16, from3-6 and funeral services will be conducted by Rev. W. D. "Step"Martin of Calvary Baptist Church at 10 a.m. on Monday, September17, at the Rose-Neath Southside Chapel. This kind, gentle and totally unselfish man was known by severalnames - Daddy, Grandpa, Mr. "A", and Pops. Especially known byhis grandchildren as a Grand, Grandpa. His life was built on thefoundation of our Lord Jesus Christ. He was a shining example ofhow to love and be loved. Mr. "A" was loved by friends of allages. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. A native of Minden, he attended Minden High School and attendedLSU in Baton Rouge. During World War II he served American as aCaptain in the U S Army. He was employed by the Hicks WholesaleGrocery Company where he met Flora, whom he married March 17,1947. In 1950 he co-founded Shreveport Budweiser Dist., Inc.where he served as the Executive Vice-President General Manageruntil his retirement in 1977. He enjoyed his occupation andtreasured the many friendships that he made. When Flora died in 1984 he graciously accepted the role ofmother and father to his girls and their families. He loved hissons-in-law, and his grandchildren were the light of his life.During his last 2 years his granddughter and her hosts offriends entertained him daily. He teased and joked with them andenjoyed being the audience when Susan practiced her vocals. Heleaves many wonderful memories to all who knew him. He was predeceased by his mother and father Jessie and T LAdkins. Brothers, Leon, Luther, Mack, Harvey, Vernon, and ConradAdkins. His wife Flora Tooke Adkins and a precious grandson ChadAdkins Lafitte. His legacy lives on with his daughters and sons-in-law Shirleyand Eddie McLean of Shreveport and Tillie and Johnny Lafitte ofTomball, TX. Three precious grandchildren, Susan Marie McLean,Christopher Michael Lafitte and Matthew Ryan Lafitte. Pallbearers will be his nephews, Russell Adams, Vernon Crawford,Robert U. Goodman, Dr. A. F. Jobe, Raymond McCandlish, andCharles Moore. Special thanks to Dr. James M. Jackson and his staff at theTri-State Medical Clinic. Attending staff at the Willis KnightonHospital, Fire Station #17 for their professionalism andkindness during the many runs over the past 2 years, andArkLaTex Home Health Care. A special acknowledgement goes to hiscaregivers Rev. George and Eunice Maiden who cared for "Pops"with love and compassion. The family requests that memorials besent to the Holy Angels School. Rose-Neath Funeral Home Southside Chapel, 687-1256

  1. 1920 Webster Parish Census.
  2. 1930 Webster Parish, LA Census.