James Edward Adkins Jr.
Born: 12 Feb 1927, Louisville, Kentucky at home 14
Marriage: Yvonne Natalia Hale
Died: 17 Sep 1985, Louisville, Kentucky Veterans Hospital at age 58 14
Cause of his death was Cardiopulmonary arrest, respiratory arrest, hepatic encephalopathy.
James was born at home at 6 AM. Papa Jim was 30 years old and Grandma was 22 years old. At the time of his birth the family lived at 652 South Preston Street, Louisville, KY.
James Edward Adkins worked for Allied Cab Co., Louisville, KY from August, 1944 to February, 1945.
James enlisted in the U.S. Navy February 8, 1945 in Louisville, KY. Active duty started on February 17, 1945. He served one year, five months and five days. Separation date July 12, 1946.
Summary of Service:
Service #6356317C19 US Navy
NRS Louisville, KY8 Feb. 1945to 17 Feb. 1945Rate: AS
USNTC Great Lakes, ILL 18 Feb. 1945to 21 April 1945Rate:S2c
RS Shoemaker, Calif. 25 April 1945to28 May 1945Rate: S2c
USS Neshoba APA 216 28 May 1945to 5 July 1946Rate: S2c-S1c
Received American Area Ribbon, World War II Victory Ribbon
Was given an Honorable Discharge.
James was self-employed. Majority of jobs consisted of landscaping and creek-stone work. He at one time owned and operated a poultry business in Louisville. Also worked for Dean Milk Company, and Pepsi Cola as a delivery person. In 1961 he briefly worked for Yellow Cab.
James was 16 years old when he applied for his Social Security Card. He lived at 719 East Kentucky Street, Louisville, KY October 30, 1941.
Burial September 19, 1985
Resthaven Memorial Gardens Mosulem, Louisville, Ky