Andy Adkins, 23, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., passed away Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Crockett Hospital in Lawrenceburg, Tenn. He was a native of Lawrenceburg, and the owner and trainer at Andy Adkins Stables.Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Charles Adkins. He is survived by his mother, Angie (John) Sharp Ezell of Ethridge, father Frankie Adkins of Lawrenceburg; fiance' Mandie Napier of Murfreesboro; two brothers, Chase (Jordan) Adkins and Matthew Adkins of Ethridge; Step-brother and sister Jackson and Nellie Kate Ezell of Loretto and Lawrenceburg; grandparents John and Becky Sharp of Ethridge and Nellie Adkins of Pulaski; two nieces, Charlie Kate and Ellie Reese Adkins and a newphew Braxton Adkins all of Ethridge.

Visitation will be held Friday, May 18, 2012, from 5:00-8:00PM at Neal Funeral Home in Lawrenceburg, Tenn. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2012, at 1:00PM at Ethridge Church of Christ in Ehtridge, Tenn., with visitation starting at 11:00AM at the church.

The family requests memorials be made to Great Strides Therapeutic Riding Program for Handicapped Children in care of WHTA Ladies Auxiliary, P.O. Box 61, Shelbyville, TN 37162.