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Chuck Adkison - Class Of 1970 VIEW PROFILE

Chuck Adkison

Date Deceased: May-2007
Age at Death: 55
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Classmate City: Garden Grove
Classmate State: CA
Classmate Country: USA
Survived By: Mother Mary, Brothers Michael and Joseph

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10/15/10 11:38 PM #1    

Jon Henkel (1970)

What a great pitcher and athlete. Aloha brother.

10/27/10 06:22 PM #2    

Jim Schwanke (1970)

Chuck was a Great friend!! Chuck good times in little league. You were Great Bro!!! Jim Schwanke

02/13/11 08:29 PM #3    

Mike Adkison (1972)

What can I say? He was my brother. My earliest childhood memories were of being with him. I always looked up to him as my big brother. Of course, we had countless wonderful experiences growing up together. Now that I'm older and he's gone, those childhood days seem surreal.

 Those were wonderful times to grow up in! Garden Grove was a wonderful place, and of course, we all took it for granted because we had nothing to compare it to. Chuck loved sports. We played little league down at the Elks Park, and my first year we were on the same team together. We loved watching all the local teams on TV; The Dodgers, Angels, Lakers, Kings, and the Rams.

In his senior year, Chuck got the MVP award for his pitching. I never went to see him play because I wasn't interested then, but I regret that now. He went on to play in the Colt league, and did watch him play night games at Amerige Park in Fullerton. I remember him telling me he had pitched against Bert Blyleven a few times. Chuck was a sensitive man and he was not a person that could accept failure. Maybe that was, in part, key to his success in sports.

After he was grown he worked very hard, almost always working 6 days a week with little time off. He raised 3 beautiful sons, all of which went to GGHS themselves, and grew up to be fine, upstanding men of good character. Later on, Chuck had his own business and was very successful in it. He loved the outdoors; fishing, camping, hiking, and shooting. He, like myself, loved Sequoia Park. He is greatly missed and the family isn't the same without him. I try to find solace thinking he's at peace, in a better place. Here's to you Chuck. I love you and miss you. 


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