David Crisp Adkins

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June 9, 1939 — Jan. 10, 2019

David Crisp Adkins, 79, of Wilson, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. A private service will be held.

The family will receive friends 5 - 7 p.m. Sunday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson.

David came to Wilson as athletic director and to start the soccer program at Atlantic Christian College, now Barton College. Following his time at Atlantic Christian College, David began work at New York Life Insurance, where he worked until the present.

David was a devoted husband of 56 years, a caring father to his four children and the best Papa to his 10 grandchildren. He enjoyed spending time at the beach and with his grandchildren.

David is survived by his wife, Susan Rush Adkins of the home; daughters, Kim Foster, and husband, Brian, of Wilson, Amy Allen, and husband, Jim, of Raleigh and Callie Smith, and husband, Lee, of Morehead City; son, Greg Adkins, and wife, Kristi, of Wilson; grandchildren, Zack and Matt Foster, Edwin and Adkins Allen, Susie and Baker Smith, London, Logan, Kathryn and Caroline Adkins; and his brothers, Jimmy Adkins of Virginia and Mickey Adkins of Kinston.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in David’s memory to Barton College, Athletic Department, P.O. Box 5000, Wilson, NC 27893.

Condolences may be directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home at www.joyners.net.