John Elliott Adkison, 57 of Strawberry, Ariz. died, March 16, 2012 at Mayo Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz.
He was born on March 31, 1954 in Marlington, W. Va., son of the late Della Adkison. He is survived by his wife, Vandy Adkison; two stepchildren, Scott Darnell and Vandy Van Epps; and six grandchildren. Previous marriages blessed him with four sons, John Adkison Jr. of Ottumwa, Iowa, Bruce Adkison of Florida, Travis Adkison of Raleigh, N.C., and Trever Adkison of Erie, and three granddaughters and two grandsons.
John was survived by one brother; Dale Adkison of Englewood, Fla.; five sisters, Wanda Park of Ridgway, Dorothy Petrini of Port Charlotte, Fla., Violet Keller of Ridgway, Judy Wingate of Johnsonburg, and Sybil Warren of Mesa, Ariz., and several nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by his mother, Della Adkison; one sister, Juanita Careage; two brothers, Arnold Adkison and Raymond Adkison; and two nieces, June Marie Ewing and Toni Ann Keller.
Arizona arrangements were entrusted to At Season's End Mortuary, Apache Junction, Ariz.