The distinguished lawyer who changed the Hank Williams universe is dead.
Keith Adkinson took the case of Jett Williams and established her claim as the daughter of Hank Williams and her claim to half of the estate. This took many years of complex legal action, and many appeals ending I believe in the Tennessee Supreme Court. Along the way Adkinson married his client Jett Williams.
He was 69 and had recently undergone heart surgery.
I just want to say that in my opinion watching from afar, Keith and Jett never did anything to detract from the reputation of Hank Williams as a great world artistic figure. In fact they greatly enhanced it with the fine respectful, intelligent ,and not exploitive presentation of the Mother’s Best Radio Shows which had added so much to the Hank Williams legacy.
Adkinson, a Washington lawyer originally, died in Nashville where he resided with Jett and ran an active law firm.