David M. Adkinson
HARRODSBURG - Services for David Myron Adkinson, 59, of Frankfort, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home. Burial will be in Grapevine Cemetery with military rites.
He died Tuesday at Hospice Care Center in Lexington.
Born July 30, 1945, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late Lee O. and Margaret A. Sims Adkinson. He was a 1963 graduate of Harrodsburg High School and attended University of Kentucky and Kentucky State University. He served in the Navy and was a member of Cornishville Christian Church where he served as deacon, elder, vocalist and song leader. He also attended Jessamine Christian Church.
He served as driver improvement officer for Kentucky from 1968-1972 and in March 1973, while employed as a fire fighter in Harrodsburg, he was appointed the first director of emergency ambulance services for Harrodsburg and Mercer County. From 1976-1980, he was a field representative for the emergency medical services branch of the Kentucky Department of Military Affairs and was named the coordinator for Search and Rescue Programs. He oversaw the distribution of grant money to Kentucky rescue squads and taught search and rescue techniques for 17 years. He was a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Search and Rescue. He was employed in the emergency medical services branch of University of Kentucky Athletics Department and Lexington Civic Center. After his retirement, he was employed by the Message Center for the Legislative Research Commission. He was the past post commander and the present department commander for Sgt. Elijah Marrs, Camp 5, Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, past adjutant for Sons of the Union Veterans Reserve and secretary-treasurer of Kentucky Commandery of Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States.