Gary Gene Adkins
January 13, 1966 ‒ January 05, 2015
Gary Gene Adkins, 48, of Johnsville, Ohio, went to be with the Lord after a long battle with pancreatic cancer on January 5, 2015.
Born on January 13, 1966, in Mansfield Ohio, he was the son of Beecher and Judy Adkins. He studied at both Mansfield and Clear Fork Schools. He attended North Woodbury Alliance Church.
He was a semi-truck driver for many years, driving for F&J Trucking, Estep Express, Golden Hawk, and D&D Emulsions. Gary’s passions included fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family. He loved to spend days on the lake with his buddies and his favorite fishing poles and tackle or hanging out creating memories with his wife, kids, and grandkids. His grandchildren were the loves of his life, where you could usually find at least two in his lap. Gary was a father to more than just his own two children, and he never met a stranger. Gary’s warm personality and huge heart endeared him to all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Teresa S (Morrison) Adkins; son Kyle (Holly) Adkins of Lexington; daughter Ryan (Brandon) Miller of Johnsville; Father Beecher Adkins of Mansfield; Sister Cosetta (Neal) Adkins of Norwalk; Brother Joseph Adkins of Michigan; grandchildren Ian, Preston, Emma, Kyli, Kailyn, Karsyn, Piper, Dakota, Nolan, and Quinn; and honorary grandchildren Colton, Jakob, and Kaitlyn. He is also survived by his parents-in-law Wilford Jr. (Linda) Morrison of Lexington; sisters-in-law Holli (Jay) Hess of Cardington, Jill (Dan) Lewis of Johnsville, Niki (Mace) Roose of Johnsville, Kelly Morrison of Lexington; brother-in-law Brandon (Kayla) Morrison of Lexington; and close family Doug (Debi, Madison, Kaydon) Christo, Mark (Irene) Christo, James Christo, Anthony (Chub) Christo, and many others.
He was preceded in death by his mother Judith K. Adkins and both his maternal (Henry and Sarah Adkins) and paternal (Jonah and Bertha Adkins) grandparents, as well as many aunts and uncles.
Gary’s family will greet friends on Saturday, January 10, 2015, from 11:00am to 1:00pm at North Woodbury Alliance Church, 6385 State Route 314, Mount Gilead, OH 43338. Services will follow at 1:00pm, with Pastor Cory Schnuerer officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Shauck Cemetery.
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to Gary’s family to assist with final expenses.
Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Gary’s family, and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com