April 22, 1974 – October 25, 2020
John Adkins, age 46, passed away Sunday, October 25, 2020. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Adkins. He will be lovingly remembered by his partner, Jeff Wilson; children Hunter Adkins and Brandon Adkins; parents Sherry (Russ) Burghorn and Jacquelyn Whyatt; siblings Joseph (Joey) Adkins Jr., Matthew Adkins, Amanda (Tyce) Gerrits, Amelia Wilson; cousins Marcee (Leslie) Wagner, Mindy (Rebecca) Stevens; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. John was a warm, caring, and kindhearted man, underneath his tough exterior. His favorite color was purple; favorite movie, "Twister." His favorite food was peanutbutter cups. He had a love for animals - especially frogs - and a love for hats. He was known to everyone as “Uncle John." Visitation with his family and friends will be held from 11AM-2PM Saturday November 7, 2020 at Kubiak-Cook Funeral Home, 4330 18th Street, Dorr. In honor of John, contributions may be made to his family for funeral expenses. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at www.kubiakcookdorr.com.
- Family for funeral expenses
Saturday, November 7, 2020
November 8, 2020
I have avoided writing this because I didn't know how to say goodbye. You have been a part of my life and our family for 20 years. The last few years we grew closer and I realized just how special you were to me and my family. You were always there for me and always wanted to help Tyce, I and the kids. My children adored you, especially Remy! You were such an incredible and fun Uncle! We are all gonna miss you so much. I know your pain was so much to bear and I wish I could have helped you with your pain and struggles. But I find peace in knowing you are free from all your pain and burden. I will miss you everyday but I will be sure that your memory lives on in our lives. I will never forget all you have done for us. I will keep you in my heart forever. Rest in Peace John and I hope you will always be watching over us! Until we meet again, fly high my brother.
Russ & Sherry Burghorn
November 7, 2020
John, sorry we could not be there to say goodbye in person but Russ and I are deeply saddened and wanted you to know how much you will be loved and missed. Someday we will see you again in Heaven but for now you will live in our hearts. Until then watch over your friends and family that all love and miss you. God wrap your loving wings around you.
We Love you, Mom & Russ
November 3, 2020
I never knew John very well, but I know how much he meant to Jeff and Jeff’s family for so many years. I can’t begin to imagine what they are dealing with at this difficult, very sad, tragic time, but sending so many heartfelt prayers, kind thoughts and condolences to all their families. God bless.
November 3, 2020
You will forever live on in my heart. Thank you for 2 absolutely amazing boys.
Rest in Peace sweet soul.
November 3, 2020
I will always remember playing The Voting Game at Josh and Jessica's with you and Jeff. You both voted that I would go to jail for a crime that I wouldn't commit and you told me it would be because I was protecting a friend. <3
We all will miss you so much.
Love, Ariel, Daniel, Dmetri and Flynn
November 2, 2020
Will always remember you saying you could never hear me and my favorite word was "WHAT"... You were my favorite right along with Jeff l will miss you forever.
Love For Eternity and There After