Tommy Jess Adkins
August 29, 1944 - August 23, 2020
Karen Slocum Hicks
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****Due to the storm and power outages in Ruston the family has elected to have a private graveside service.**** Tommy was born in Minden, Louisiana on August 29, 1944 and passed away on August 23, 2020 in Ruston, Louisiana.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Aloys Crittington Adkins and Mary Tinsley Adkins, both…

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James Fulmer left a message on September 21, 2020:
Dear Diane My heart is so heavy at the loss of Tommy. We were best friends in high school and at Tech. I remember when you and Tommy began dating at Tech, I have no words to fully express my sadness at the loss of Tommy. My heart and prayers are with you and your children. Jimmy Fulmer
Neil and Shirlann Zuber Edmiston left a message on August 29, 2020:
Praying for your family during this time of sadness.
Dennis H Coleman left a message on August 27, 2020:
For many years Tommy and I helped cook the 1500 chicken halves for the Lions Club Chicken Barbeque. We enjoyed many robust discussions regarding local and state politics. Always loved his wit and wisdom. Rest in peace, Tommy.
Judd Mahfouz left a message on August 27, 2020:
Diane, Leanna, Jenny, I was saddened by the news of Mr. Tommy's passing. I have so many happy, poignant memories of him and your family. He was a serene, stately man, with love in his heart for his family. Judd Mahfouz
loyce garrett miller left a message on August 26, 2020:
Tommy and I have been friends ever since our parents went to LSU grad school (1950). He was one good, sweet, smart, kind man. Dianne (KD sis), YOU picked the right EN. Y'all had some awesome girls and you sent them my way by RHS. Great memories - but JUDITH did stress the whole family. Tommy will be missed. Love you all ! Loyce and of course Judith
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James Pilgreen left a message on August 26, 2020:
Donna and I are so sorry to hear this sad news. Donna has fond memories of Tommy while in school at Summerfield! Especially of Tommy playing basketball! He was a friend and lawyer for us. We often enjoyed seeing him at McDonald’s. Please extend our sympathy to Diane and family as we remember you in prayer! James Pilgreen, Dubach, LA.
Elisabeth Cawthon left a message on August 26, 2020:
“Cousin Tommy,” as my family called him, was such a kind person to Miss Annis and my parents. He was knowledgeable about Claiborne Parish history as well as law, Louisiana Tech, and many other interesting topics.
Karen Slocum Hicks left a message on August 25, 2020:
So sorry for your family. He was a great man, as are his wife and girls.
Diane Hilton left a message on August 25, 2020:
So sorry to hear of Tommy’s death . My heart is hurting for you Dianne , and your family . My prayers are with you all .
Charles and Jon Anne Winstead left a message on August 25, 2020:
Dianne, we are so sorry to learn of Tommy’s passing. Tommy was DA when I first became a court reporter and I saw how he handled himself in the courtroom. He was always the gentleman to everyone and I respected him so much. I know you will miss him. I will be praying for you during the weeks to come! Love you!
Beverly Kelly-Cook & Family (Eddie Bennett and Kandace Williams) left a message on August 25, 2020:
Our deepest sympathy to the family. May God be with you during this difficult time and always. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 ( Ed Kelly Family )
Joseph A. Cusimano Jr. left a message on August 25, 2020:
Susan and I were heartbroken to hear of your loss. Tommy was my boss yet he and Dianne were always our friends. I admired and held Tommy in great esteem both personally and professionally .Society and especially Union and Lincoln Parish has lost a great man. Joe & Susan Cusimano
Carrie Buxton left a message on August 25, 2020:
I'm so sorry for ur loss and we will be praying for ur family.
Ron Harrison left a message on August 25, 2020:
Deepest condolences for Dianne and family.
Sheila white left a message on August 25, 2020:
Im sorry for your loss. He was a good man.
Gary Bullock left a message on August 25, 2020:
My deepest Sympathy to Dianne and all of Tommy's family
Kilpatrick Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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