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In remembrance of Vernon Adkisson 1935-2007

Vernon Adkisson
Nov. 6, 1935 April 18, 2007
Age: 71

Residence: Johnstown

Tribute: Vernon Jackson Adkisson was born in Gilcrest to Woodrow and 
Mabel (Stark) Adkisson. He grew up and graduated high school in 
Milliken. He attended Northeastern Junior College in Sterling for a year 
before entering the Navy. He served for four years, two in the states 
and two in Hawaii and Japan. After he was discharged, he spent four 
years in San Francisco working for the U.S. Steel Corp. He also attended
San Francisco State for two years before moving to Denver.

In Denver, Mr. Adkisson worked for Gate City Steel and Reynolds Aluminum
until he accepted the position of general manager for Erickson Metals of
Colorado in 1984. He remained in that position until his retirement in 
October 2006.

Mr. Adkisson served on the Re-5J School Board, was a member of the 
Veterans of Foreign Wars and was very active in the American Legion 
baseball program. He enjoyed golf, water skiing and playing softball, 
baseball and football and liked to coach those sports. He also liked to 
hunt, fish and take care of his yard.

Mr. Adkisson died Wednesday at his home in Johnstown.

Survivors: His wife, Bobbi Adkisson of Johnstown; a son, Randy J. 
Adkisson and wife Dana and a daughter, Terri Wailes, all of Johnstown; 
three grandchildren, Madison Wailes and Brody and RyleeAnn Adkisson, all
of Johnstown.

Also surviving are two brothers, Ronald Adkisson and wife Bonnie of 
Michigan and Richard Adkisson of California.

Preceded in death by: His parents and two brothers.