Horace Ted “The Bear” Adkins, age 76, of Maryville, passed away Monday, November 18, 2019 at his home. Ted was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and ministered to inmates at the Blount County Jail. He retired from UPS after 28 years with the company. Preceded in death by his parents, Horace and Jane Adkins; brothers, Charles and Dennis. Survived by his wife, Penny Adkins; son, Tim Adkins; sister, Lisa Hackney; several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105. Family will receive friends from 5:00 until 6:00 PM Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Smith Trinity Chapel. Family and friends will assemble for graveside service and interment Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Clark’s Grove Cemetery with Rev. Mike Parker officiating. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.
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