John Adkins

May 6, 1923February 14, 2012

JOHN ADKINS, age 88 of Fairborn went home to be with The Lord on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at Patriot Ridge. He was born the son of Ollie & Fannie (Eldridge) Adkins on May 6, 1923 in Sandy Hook, Kentucky. He is preceded in death by his parents, 4 sisters, and a brother. He is survived by his loving wife Josephine of 65 wonderful years, his daughter Donna (Charles) Keeton of Fairborn, his sons Doug (Shirley) Adkins of Fairborn, Danny (Vanessa) Adkins of Springfield, and Ronnie (Tanya) Adkins of Smyrna, Tennessee, 13 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, and several nieces and nephew. John was a long time member of the Enterprise Baptist Church and he will be missed by all who loves him. Friends may call in the Burcham Jennings Funeral Home, 119 E. Main St. Fairborn, OH on Thursday, February 16, 2012 6PM to 8PM where services will follow on Friday, February 17, 2012 at 11AM with Pastors Bobby Jenkins and Dan Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Fairfield Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to


  • Visitation Thursday, February 16, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 17, 2012

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Brenda Groves

February 17, 2012

Donna and Family,
I know that this tragedy has left you with only memories of the one you've lost. I hope that those memories will bring you comfort because Heaven received one of the finest man I had the pleasure of knowing. I feel that to have known John at all was a gift.
Take solace in knowing he no longer is in pain and is walking with angels.
Your dad was a great man, full of integrity and character. I am glad I was able to know him. I know Whitey and Daddy met him with open arms. Love you, Brenda

February 16, 2012

To the family:

May you find comfort in God, the "Hearer of prayer", during this difficult time. (Psalms 65:2)