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W.T. “Bill” Adkins, 82, of Versailles, husband of Brenda Joyce Adkins, died Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. Born Aug. 14, 1934, in Portsmouth, Ohio, he was the youngest son of Herbert and Jeanette Simpson Adkins. He was a graduate of Miami of Ohio University, where he received his B.S. degree, and Chase College of Law, where he received his J.D. degree. He had many memberships over the years, including the Versailles Lions Club, Pisgah Presbyterian Church, the Freemasons, Phi Alpha Delta, Fayette and Woodford bar associations. He was an A.F.R.O.T.C. and Army veteran and was a member of the American Legion Post 67 in Versailles. Upon graduating from law school, he joined the law firm Boehl Stopher and Graves in its Lexington office, where he practiced for over 30 years. He retired as senior managing partner and was listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” 1989 edition. In addition to his wife of 48 years, he is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth Jeanette Adkins, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; his stepson, Larry A. (Sherry) Aytes, Versailles; two granddaughters, Sydney Aytes, Versailles, and Amber Aytes, Radcliff; four great-grandchildren, Sharon, DJ, Lacy and Macy; a niece, Pamela Adkins (Ben) Benstead, Pennsylvania; a nephew, Jeffery Herbert (Susan) Adkins, Maryland; a great-niece; and several great-nephews. A brother, Clifford Paul (Joan) Adkins, is deceased. A gathering of family and friends was held Saturday, Nov. 26, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass and the American Legion Post 67, Versailles.

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