David D. Adkison, age 68, a longtime Sunnyside resident passed away on Friday, Aug. 5, 2011.

David was born Sept. 21, 1942 to Wallace and Joyce (Holden) Adkison. He received his early education in Sunnyside and graduated with the class of 1960 from Sunnyside High School. David was a career utility man and craftsman for the Bureau of Reclamation. His work took him to many various sites throughout the state of Washington. In 1960 David joined the Marines and served overseas in Okinawa, Thailand and the Philippines. He retired from the military reserves with more than 30 years of service to his country.

David loved life -- many of his interests included camping, horseback riding, fishing, hunting, betting on the Seahawks, playing Frisbee with his dog "Feather" and he cherished spending time with family and friends. He was a lifetime member of the V.F.W., AmVets, Eagles, N.R.A. and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

David is survived by one daughter, Tommie Jo Adkison "AKA - Monkey" and her fiance Danny, sister Diann Monroe (Tommy); brother Darrell Clampitt (Kay); two grandsons, Rylee David and Jayce Jaxon; two nieces, Kacy Braman (Glenn) and Kayla Monroe; and also a large extended family and many wonderful and cherished friends.

He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Del and Joyce Adkison.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 in the Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Sunnyside, with burial to follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside. Those wishing to sign David's on line memorial book may do so at Smith Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.



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