Purleigh (David) was born to the home of Purleigh and Geraldean Adkins on July 17, 1947 in Jim, West Virginia. He went home to be with his Lord on December 22,2020 at the age of 73 years, 5 months, and 6 days of age in Clovis, New Mexico. He was married to Linda (Trent), the love of his life, for the past 55 years. They married in December 1965 at the Peach Creek West Virginia Free Will Baptist Church. Purleigh served in the U.S. Air Force from June 1967 until June 1971 as a Ground radio equipment repairman. Upon his release form active duty, Purleigh served as a civil service employee from 1971 to 2007. He held many positions over his 35-year career which included Civil Engineering squadron and PMEL at Cannon Air Force Base New Mexico. He also served in Anchorage, Alaska. Purleigh earned an Associate’s Degree from the Community College of the Air Force. He faithfully served his Lord and Savior throughout his entire lifetime. Mr. Adkins served as Associate pastor of the Portales Church of God and Pastor of the Clovis Church of God as a licensed minister with the Church of God of Cleveland, Tennessee. Wherever Purleigh found himself in life he was always faithful in his service to the Lord, often playing his guitar and leading singing with his wife Linda at church. He was faithful in everything he was asked to do and supported the church not only financially but also with his time and talents. Purleigh also operated a successful heating and air conditioning business with wife, Linda. Purleigh often helped those who would otherwise not be able to have their systems fixed.
Purleigh loved to hunt and fish and enjoyed trips with Linda to Eagle Nest. He was a great husband and “puppy-dad” to Buttons.
Purleigh is survived by; wife; Linda of 55 + years, mother; Geraldean, and two sisters; Karen and Debbie.
Purleigh is preceded in death by; father; Purleigh Adkins in 1986, and brother; Bobby Dale Adkins (2015).
Mr. Purleigh “David” Adkins will be truly missed by his family, all his friends, and his church family!
Services will be held on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 12:00pm at the Clovis Church of God for closed casket visitation, and 2:00pm service with Pastor Hay officiating. Graveside to follow at Lawn Haven Memorial Garden Clovis, NM. The Clovis Church of God 307 Lea Clovis, NM 88101.
Services in loving care by Steed Todd Funeral Home.
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