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James Virgil Adkins, Jr

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“I can remember James when I was 10 or 11 years old. I remember always seeing him on his 3-wheel bike collecting cans. He was always very nice to us...Read More ยป
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James V. Adkins, Jr. 71 of El Mirage, AZ went home to be with the Lord August 7, 2013. James has been an icon around El Mirage since moving here in 1957. Even tho he was mentally challenged, James spent most of his days riding his three wheeler pulling a trailer behind gathering up cans that people would save for him. That was his most happy times when he could visit his friends and businesses. He loved talking to people, visiting their pets and he also loved babies! He also loved taking care of his cats. James was happy when his friends that saved cans for remembered his birthday and holidays. He lived alone after his dad passed away. James was preceeded in death by his dad, Virgil Sr., who passed away in 2002 and his mother Mary, who passed away in 2011. He is survived by a sister Shirley (Bill) Amburgey, from Camp Verde, AZ;. a niece, Crystal; two nephews Branden and Ethan; and a niece Caidyance.

Services will be held Friday, August 16, 2013 at Sunwest Funeral Home, 12525 NW Grand, Ave., El Mirage, AZ. The viewing will be from 10:00 am to 11:00 am with the service at 11:00 am. A reception will follow, information of that location will be given at the end of the service.