Mack Arthur Adkins, age 80, a resident of Hebron since 2019, and a former 48-year resident of Carpentersville passed away suddenly and very unexpectantly in the comfort of his home on Tuesday, February 7, 2023. Since 2019, Mack thankfully spent an abundance of his time with his daughter Brenda and his grandchildren Joshua Gordon, Aubrie and Kaleb Hughes, Nicholas Adkins, and little Seraphina.
Mack was born in a coal mining town on Bachus Mountain in Beckley, West Virginia on September 24, 1942, and was the youngest son of 11 children born to the late Clyde William & Nellie Mae ( nee Pugh) Adkins. He left West Virginia at the age of 17 to make his way in the world and migrated to Chicago, finally settling in Carpentersville in 1971. Due to major health conditions and concerns, Mack had to retire in 2004. During his 47 years of employment, Mack was always a valued and loyal employee. For many years, he had been employed by Fel-Pro in Skokie and later by Flender Corporation in Elgin. Mack was also a longtime active and loyal member of Carpentersville Moose # 1958 as well as an avid attendee of several activities of American Legion Post # 57 in Elgin. Mack was an avid outdoorsman, hunter, and fisherman. He was ever present in the woods and water. He enjoyed bowling and over the years was active in several bowling leagues and was very proud of the many trophies he acquired. He also enjoyed playing cards, billiards, and horseshoes. Mack was very proud of his home and maintained his lawn meticulously. His attitude was “Never to be late for anything”. Anyone who knew Mack was aware of his wild and very charismatic nature. To the end… Mack was known for his unwavering “ no nonsense demeanor”. He was a loving and devoted dad and grandpa as well as a great friend to anyone who knew him. In short, Mack got a lot of living into the short 80 years of his life.
Survivors include his daughters Brenda ( Edward ) Hughes and Roberta Adkins. His 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, his former wife, Elsie Adkins, as well as many nieces,nephews and friends. In addition to his parents and his 10 siblings, Mack was preceded in death by his son, Mack and step-daughter, Mary Lynn
At Mack’s request, he was cremated. After many years of love, laughter, and adventures he will later be returned to Bachus Mountain in West Virginia. A Memorial gathering celebrating his life will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2023, from 3-6 P.M. at Carpentersville Moose Lodge#1958 located at 309 Lake Marian Road in Carpentersville. Please omit flowers. Memorials may be made to Mooseheart 240 James J. Davis Drive, Mooseheart, IL 60539. Miller Funeral Home in West Dundee is assisting the family with all arrangements. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.millerfuneralhomedundee.com For information, please call 847-426-3436