Kenneth R. “Chub” Wadkins, 71, of Alma, passed away September 25, 2017 at his home. He was born the son of Forrest and Mary Elvena (Fiscus) Wadkins on March 27, 1946 in Fayette County. He married Sherry (Thompson) on August 17, 1969.
Survivors include his loving wife of 48 years, Sherry Wadkins of Alma; Chub was a devoted father to his daughters, Lori Hays and husband Marty of Salem, Dana Wadkins and significant other Calvin Lawson of Centralia; cherished grand-daughter, Lauren K. Hays; dear grand-dog Ruby; valued sister, Donna Caudle and husband Howard of Decatur; appreciated sisters-in-law, Cleo Wadkins of Patoka, Carolyn Wadkins of Patoka; treasured friends, Earl Shipley of Patoka, Dean Rench of Nokomis.
He was preceded in death by both parents; sister, Janice Niepoetter; brother, Dean Wadkins, Charles Wadkins; nephew, Joe Wadkins.
Mr. Wadkins was a member of the Mt. Vernon Sportsman Club. He served his community well as a volunteer firefighter for the Patoka Fire District. Chub was also a member of the board of the city of Patoka. He attended Grace Church of the Nazarene in Salem. Chub truly loved the outdoors. He found much enjoyment watching his garden grow, especially his roses. He liked to attend tractor pulls and delighted in the thought of gold mining. Chub was a fan of music and liked to listen to George Strait. Chub will be remembered for the love he gave to his family and friends.
Services will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 29, 2017 at Day Macz Funeral Home in Patoka, with Pastor Doug Romine officiating. Burial will follow at Pratt Cemetery in Patoka, IL. Friends and relatives are invited for visiting hours from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Thursday September 28, 2017 and one hour before the time of service at the funeral home on Friday, September 29, 2017. The family asks that you consider in Chub’s memory memorial contributions to Pratt Cemetery or Patoka Fire Department. On-line condolences and memories of Chub may be shared with the family at www.maczfuneralhomes.com or on their Facebook page.