He was born on May 23, 1939 in Ironton, Ohio. He was an avid fisherman and a self-employed contractor.
He is survived by his daughter, Debbie Humphrey and husband Lawrence of Ironton, Ohio; his grandson, Shane Humphrey; one brother, James E.F. Adkins and wife Connie of Ironton, Ohio and one sister, Vickie Jenkins of Haverhill, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Shane Adkins and his parents were Frank Adkins and Grace Tasker Hughes.
There will be no funeral services. Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home and Crematory is handling the arrangements.