Ronnie W. Adkins

July 21, 1947 ‒ June 09, 2019

Galion, Ohio

Ronnie W. Adkins, 71, of Galion passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019 at the Ohio State Medical Center in Columbus.

He was born July 21, 1947 in Hookersville, West Virginia and was the son of the late Emmitt S. and Goldie L. (Armes) Adkins. Ronnie is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 51 years, Bonita (Jenkins) Adkins whom he married on February 17, 1968.

Ronnie was a former coal miner in West Virginia and moved to Ohio and worked at General Motors in Ontario for 24 years, retiring in 2009. He was the neighborhood fix-it man. Ronnie was always doing something for anybody in the neighborhood.  Ronnie enjoyed cooking, gardening, fishing and loved garage sales and flea markets. Above all else, he cherished his family and will be greatly missed by grandchildren who called him “PaPaw.”

In addition to his wife, he is survived by son, Ronnie (Esther) Adkins, Jr. of Chardon, Ohio; daughter, Jennifer (Mike) Monk of Galion; four grandchildren, Zach Monk, Michael Monk, Carisha (Jon) Jackson and Kayla Monk; nine great-grandchildren, Luke, Kevin, Ka-maria, Addison, Kaielle, Olivia, Michael, Jace, Kaiven and one expected; sister Emogen (Bill) Keesee of Gainesville, Georgia, sister Juanita (Joe) Campbell of Hansford, West Virginia, brother Larry (Jeanette) Adkins of Panama City, Florida, brother Emmitt (Debra) Adkins of Hurricane, West Virginia and sister Linda (Clyde) Green of Witcher Creek, West Virginia; special sister-in-law Bev (Joe) Moss of Galion, brother-in-law Frank (Vicky) Jenkins of Galion and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 2:00 p.m. with Jeff Staton officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Ronnie Adkins, and condolences may be made to them at

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  • Jennifer and Bonita, I’m so sorry for your loss. I know what it’s like to lose a father and a partner. May God wrap his arms around your family and give you some peace during this difficult time. Much love and prayers

  • Zach I am so sorry for your loss I’m sending prayers for you and Luke I know the feeling I lost my grandpa in 2014. Prayers for your entire family.

  • Bonnie I’m so sorry to hear about Ronnie . Butch and Ronnie had some great times together. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. All my love Sherry Ballard💜

  • My deepest something to you! Ronnie was a great man and well respected. Words could not say enough about how special he was. I’m so very sorry for your loss Bonnie and family!
    A great man❤️

  • Our deepest sympathy during this difficult time for the Adkins family.
    Words can’t express how sorry we are for your loss.
    Your Engineering Family at NNI are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • We are so sorry for your loss Ronnie was an amazing guy and a true friend may God Lookout for you and your family in this difficult time our prayers go out do you and your family God bless you Bonnie Atkins

  • We are so sorry for your loss Ronnie was an amazing guy and a true friend may God Lookout for you and your family in this difficult time our prayers go out to you and your family God bless you Bonnie Atkins

  • Ronnie and his family and my family were neighbors in Gallagher. We were the same age and went to school together. He and Linda were my buddies. I wish the Adkins family peace and comfort for the loss of this special man…he was kind, caring and protective.
    Betty Muncy-Collins

  • So sorry about this, Love and Prayers for this wonderful cousin of mine; Praying for the family. Love you all

  • Sorry for your lost we are praying for all of you all and family. Ronnie will be miss very much.

  • Bonnie and kids I’m so sorry for the lose I didn’t know he had been sick he was always nice to me may god help all of you through this sad time