Monday, January 13th, 2020
John Frederick Adkins, age 64 of Celina, Ohio passed away on Friday, January 10, 2020 at his residence in Celina.
He was born on December 23, 1955 in Lodi, Ohio to the late Bayless J and Carlie I. (Lewis) Adkins. He is survived by the mother of his children Mindy Gianotto of Wooster, and three children; Kelly Adkins of South Haven, MI, Andrew Adkins of Mt. Pleasant, MI and Lisa Adkins of Celina.
He is also survived by five grandchildren; Chloe (Wyatt) Jackson, Madison (Andrew) Heckman, Sophie Morris, Drew Adkins, Gianna Fazio and two brothers and sisters-in-law; Darrell (Dorean) Adkins, Homer Adkins, Sandra Adkins all of Wooster, Joanne Adkins of Millersburg and a brother-in-law Charlie Mills of Creston.
John was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers; Leonard, Stanley, William, Ernie and his sisters Wanda Adkins and Ann Mills.
John proudly served his country in the United States Army in the 2nd Armored Division and in the 101st Airborne Division. He was employed as a Journeyman Electrician and was formerly employed at Wright State University Lake Campus in Celina and retired from Goodyear in St. Marys. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union in Lima. He attended the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Celina. He enjoyed Nascar Racing, watching the Cleveland Browns and the Ohio State Football teams play.
A Memorial Celebration of John's life will be held at 2:00p.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Lehman-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina, with Juan M. Curiel officiating.
The family will receive friends an hour before service on Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Mercer County P.O. Box 624, Celina, Ohio 45822.
Condolences may be shared with the family at LehmanDzendzelFH.com.