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Herman Adkerson

April 30, 1930 March 21, 2018
Herman Adkerson
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Herman Hale Adkerson, 87, of Golconda, IL, died March, 21, 2018 at Southgate Nursing and
Rehabilitation Center in Metropolis, IL.

Herman was born April 30, 1930 in Walter Hill, TN to his parents James and Pauline Adkerson.
He was a member of First Baptist Church in Golconda, IL.

Herman is survived by his "sweet little wife" of 62 years, Margaret (Burns) Adkerson; son, Gary
(Tammy) Adkerson of Rockvale, TN; four granddaughters, one grandson, two grandsons-in-law,
Daniel and Shea (Adkerson) Richards, Jed and Krista (Adkerson) Bruns, Madalynn, Emmaline,
and Samuel Adkerson; one great grandson, Kendrick Bruns; sister, Martha Alice Chavez;
sisters-in law, and several nieces and nephews.

Herman was preceded in death by his parents; son Kent Adkerson; brothers Sam Adkerson and
Jim Adkerson; brothers-in-law, Al Johnson, CW Williams, L.G. Bucy, and Johnnie Chavez.

Herman was an Army veteran who served in Germany during the Korean War. Herman raised cattle for many years, finally giving it up at the age of 86. He enjoyed working the land and taking care of the farm.

Herman was a part of many boards, committees, and community activities including: Pope
County Housing Authority, Southeastern Regional Planning and Development Committee
(1968-2018), Millstone Water District (1968-2018), Illinois Water Quality Task Force (3 yrs),
Womble Mountain Federal Grand Committee (6 yrs), Region Six Regional Superintendent
Association President, Illinois Outstanding Regional Superintendent 1991, Golconda Planning
Commission (3yrs), Pope County Library Board, Deer Festival Chairman (1963-2017), Honors
Banquet Coordinator between Rotary & Schools (Served as Vice President, President,
Secretary, and Treasurer), Golconda Rotary Club (1963-2018), Pope County Vocational Ag
teacher (6yrs), Regional Superintendent of Schools (6yrs), County Superintendent of Schools
(8yrs), Unit Superintendent of Schools (17yrs), Pope County Welfare Services Committee,
Coach Little League Baseball, Coach Pope County Independent Basketball (23yrs), Baseball
Umpire High School and Little League, Illinois Basketball Referees Association (18yrs),
Golconda City Park Board (coordinated and worked on construction of present City Park),
American Legion (1959-2018), V.F.W. (1960-2018), Working Supervisor on tearing down old
Parsonage and old educational building (1995-1996), Golconda Job Corp Community Relations
Board Chairman (where he helped get high school baseball field, Trophy cases at High School,
picnic shelter at city park, basketball court at city park, sidewalks at high school - built with free
labor), Pope County Beautification Board, Twin States baseball player and Treasurer for team
(27yrs), Help organize Pope County slow pitch softball and served as player and coach, Pope
County Deer Hunters Club, Pope County Industrial Development Commission Chairman.

Herman wrote down all of these accomplishments for Margaret and at the end he wrote, “All of
this [the previous accomplishments mentioned] plus golfing and fishing but my most important
accomplishment is having a loving wife who helped me raise two fine boys and then helping
Kent and I raise two fine granddaughters and enjoying seeing two younger granddaughters and
a grandson grow up. It’s a wonder Margaret has not shot me for not staying at home more.”

Funeral services are 11:00 am on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Aly Funeral Home in Eddyville, IL. Kevin Richerson and Ron Jackson will officiate. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, March 23, 2018 at Aly Funeral Home in Eddyville, IL. Burial will be at 3:00 pm in Rockvale, TN at Burns Family Cemetery on Sunday, March 25, 2018.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Pope County Senior Citizens PO Box 246 Golconda, IL 62938 or The Herman Adkerson Memorial Scholarship c/o Banterra Bank PO Box10 Golconda, IL 62938.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

23

Mar

4:00 PM 3/23/2018 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3/23/2018 8:00:00 PM
Aly Funeral Home

1099 State HWY 145 N
PO Box 69
Eddyville , IL 62928

Aly Funeral Home
1099 State HWY 145 N Eddyville 62928 IL
United States

Service

Saturday

24

Mar

11:00 AM 3/24/2018 11:00:00 AM
Aly Funeral Home

1099 State HWY 145 N
PO Box 69
Eddyville , IL 62928

Aly Funeral Home
1099 State HWY 145 N Eddyville 62928 IL
United States

Graveside

Sunday

25

Mar

3:00 PM 3/25/2018 3:00:00 PM
Burns Family Cemetery

Rockvale
Rockvale, TN 37153

Burns Family Cemetery
Rockvale Rockvale 37153 TN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Burns Family Cemetery Final Resting Place

Rockvale
Rockvale, TN 37153

Rockvale Rockvale 37153 TN
United States

Memorial Contribution

Pope County Senior Citizens

PO Box 246
Golconda, IL 62938
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