Paul E. Adkins, Jr.

Clay, WV

Paul E. Adkins, Jr.

Paul E. Adkins, Jr. age 74, of Clay, formerly of South Charleston, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday October 1, 2019 at his residence.

He was born March 1, 1945 in Huntington, son of the late Paul E., Sr. and Georgia Mae Hunt Adkins.

Paul was a graduate of Marshall University and earned his Masters degree in education from WVU.  He was a teacher and principal in Kanawha and Clay County Schools. He was named Teacher of Excellence at Clay Elementary in 1999 and Teacher of the Year of Clay County Schools in 2009.

Paul is survived by his daughter, Jama, her husband Frank Whittaker of South Charleston; grandchildren, Amanda Mattix, her husband Robert of South Charleston, and Cole Whittaker, his wife Shannon of Cross Lanes; great grandchildren, Gabe and Lucy Mattix;  his sister, Patty Hayes of Proctorville, OH, and his former wife, Jo Elaine Bauman of South Charleston.

A service to Honor the Life of Paul will be held at 12:00 noon on Friday October 4, 2019 at Spring Hill Baptist Church, South Charleston with Pastor Dean Chambers officiating.  Interment will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.  Family and friends may visit from 11:00 am to service time at the church.

Memories of Paul may be shared by visiting and selecting the obituary. Snodgrass Funeral Home is assisting the family with these arrangements.

3 replies
  1. Rodney Aleshire says:

    I was saddened to hear of Paul’s passing. Paul was my principal for one year and colleague for over 20 years at Clay Elementary. The children of Clay County were greatly blessed and academically enriched by having the honor of being in his science class. Not staying in touch with him in our retirement years is something I have regretted. Paul was and is a man I’ll always remember as a great friend and incredible teacher. Rest in peace my friend.

  2. Kanawha Co. Retired School Employees says:

    The West Virginia and Kanawha County Associations of Retired School Employees extend their sincere sympathy to you, the family, in your sorrow. Blessings to all.


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  • Friday, October 4
  • 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Funeral Service

  • Friday, October 4
  • 12:00 Noon