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Hubert Doyce Adkison

November 18, 1925 — February 2, 2012

Mr. Hubert Doyce Adkison, age 86 of DeFuniak Springs formerly of Fort Walton Beach passed away Thursday, February 2, 2012 at his residence. He was born November 18, 1925 in Hacoda, Alabama the son of Ralph Fulton Adkison and Barbara Alice Welch Adkison. He served his country with the United States Army during World War II in the European Theater, Germany and France. After completing his tour of duty he returned to the Fort Walton Beach area, in its' early growth years where he and his wife owned and operated Adkison Auto Service one of Fort Walton's only twenty-four hour service centers and later in 1961 he opened, owned and operated Bay Sand Company. Also, in 1989, he built and founded 98 West Package and Lounge in Mary Esther with the sweat of his brow, and left its proud operation to his daughter, Wanda. In addition, Country Corner Food Store of Fort Walton Beach was founded in 1978 in like manner, and its operation was granted to Sue Abrahamsen. He retired to Mossy Head where he built his dream home and maintained a twenty-three acre complex of workshops, buildings and farm land. He was a member of Omega Lodge and a perpetual honorary member of Glendale Lodge # 225; Hadji Shrine Temple, Pensacola, Florida and Scottish Rite in Panama City and was a life member of V.F.W. In his retirement Hubert remained active in Bay Sand Company, Inc. as a mentor to his grand daughter, intregal part of the companys' operation and success and vissionary in fulfilling the legacy upon which the company was founded. He loved to watch wrestling and boxing and was always a fan of western movies. He is predeceased by the mother of his eldest two children, Eva Adkison, three brothers, Oscar, Norman and Roy D. and two sisters, Lennie and Birdie.

Among survivors are his daughters, Sue Abrahamsen, Wanda Howard and husband Brian, Alice "Chris" Barton and husband Chuck and Kathy DuBose and husband Jamey. His son, Pete Adkison. His grandchildren, Shelia, Michelle, Missy, Theresa, Justin, Cassie, Andie and Joshua. Three great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. His brother, Brake Duncan Adkison and his wife Maxine and the mother of his youngest three children Jean Courtney. His sister-in-law Gladys Adkison and a special niece Ronna Livingston.

Floral arrangements are being accepted. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday, February 6, 2012 from 10 until 11 A.M. with the funeral beginning at 11:00 A.M. in Jerry Evans Chapel with Reverend James Pickron officiating. Masonic Graveside Services will follow in Lime Springs Cemetery near Samson Alabama

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