Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1935

PAUL ADKINS, 97, of Emerald Bay, TX passed away on July 17, 2014 at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. He was born Oct. 17, 1916 in Loraine, TX to Robert Lee & Laura Addie Whitten Atkins. Paul attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1935 at Ranger, TX. Mr. Adkins joined the military after graduating from high school and was a first sergeant with the U.S. Army during WWII. He then moved to Houston where he worked for Hughes Tool Company as a refrigerator foreman before moving to Alaska where he met his wife, Mildred. He lived in Alaska for 14 years while working as a foreman for a cold storage plant in Anchorage. In l978, Paul & Mildred moved to Emerald Bay for retirement. Among the many things he enjoyed, his favorite was playing golf with the "Golden Tees" group. He boasted of his two holes in one that he made while playing at Emerald Bay. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and four brothers. Louise Adkins Thomas (RHS-1944) was his sister and G.W. Adkins (RHS-1941) was his brother. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Mildred; as well as four nieces & nephews and many close friends.