Graveside services for Lehman Rolland Adkisson, 91, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 20, 2020 at Oak Lawn Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Adkisson passed away at 11:18 p.m., Monday, August 17, 2020, at his home.
He was born April 2, 1929, at Gid, Arkansas, to Lewis G. Adkisson and Abbie Bruce Adkisson. Lehman attended schools at Mt. Pleasant, Arkansas. On May 7, 1949, he was married at Salem, Arkansas, to Glenda Virginia Wetzel, who preceded him in death on May 12, 2018. Mr. Adkisson was a veteran, having served with the United States Army; he received several medals including Korean service medal with three bronze stars, United Nations service medal and good conduct medal. Mr. Adkisson worked at International Shoe Factory for twenty-nine years, worked with Special Road District, Howell-Oregon Water District and was the owner and operator of West Plains Fence Company for thirty years, retiring in 1992. He enjoyed bluegrass music and was a founding member of HOBA Bluegrass Park. He enjoyed being outdoors and deer hunting. Lehman loved his family. Mr. Adkisson was a member of Victory Family Worship Center.
He is survived by four children, Brenda Montgomery and husband, David, Willow Springs, Missouri, Ron Adkisson and wife, Becky, Panama City Beach, Florida, Randy Adkisson and wife, Charlotte, West Plains, Missouri and Robin Wray and husband, Bart, Greenbriar, Arkansas; seven grandchildren, Erik Montgomery and wife, Katie, Elaina Martin and husband, Chad, Trevor Hatfield, Kendra Gleghorn and husband, Chad, Nicholas Wray, Spenser Adkisson and Jackie Holliman and husband, Jeremy; thirteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
His parents, wife and two sisters, Lillian Brooks and Gladys Cooper, preceded him in death.
Mr. Adkisson will lie in state from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to HOBA Bluegrass Park and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO 65775. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.