John Leroy Adkins passed away on November 17, 2019. He was born on October 18, 1948, to the late William "Bill" Adkins and Virginia Adkins Gregory. He spent his entire life in Pittsylvania County. John loved doing paint and body repairs to cars. He will be remembered as a very caring and kind person. He was a loving father, grandfather, son, brother, and friend. He will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by two sons, Marty Adkins and Jonathan Jordan of Danville; two daughters, Melanie Hartman of Eden, N.C., and Alyssa Jordan of Danville; two sisters, Barbara Trent (Jessie) of Danville, and Shirley Hooker (Tommy) of Blairs; one brother, Jimmy Adkins (Gloria) of Danville; sister-in-law, JoAnne Echols; three grandchildren, a great-grandchild, numerous nieces and nephews; and faithful companion, Boo Boo. A graveside service will be at the Highland Burial Park on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at 2 p.m. with the Reverend Freddy Vicks officiating. Norris Funeral Services, Inc. & Crematory, Mt. Hermon Chapel, 3995 Franklin Tpke., Danville, Va. is respectfully serving the Adkins family. Online condolences may be made at

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