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Fred Jefferson Adkins Sr.

September 1, 1934January 8, 2021

Fred Jefferson Adkins, Sr., 86 of Julian passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021 at Heritage Greens in Greensboro.

He was a US Army Veteran, an active member of Newlyn Street United Methodist Church in Greensboro and was a member of the National Bee Keeper’s Association. Fred was a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service in Greensboro for 36 years. He took great pride in sharing his trade of General Contracting with his grandchildren as he mentored them throughout the years.

A graveside funeral service will be held on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at Dr. Clyde M. Gilmore Memorial Park officiated by David Ritch.

Fred was the son of the late Willie and Ollie Ore Adkins and was also preceded in death by his wife, Jo Ann Layton Adkins; one daughter, Karen Poe; sister, Pearl Hutchins; and brothers, Paul Adkins, Melvin Adkins, and Robert Adkins.

Surviving is his son, Jeff Adkins, Jr and his wife, Laurie.; daughters, Debbie Ritch and husband, David, Melissa Camp and husband, James, and Donna Patton and husband, Eric; son-in-law, Roger Poe; grandchildren, Stephanie Hutchins, Daniel Ritch (Olivia), Jonathan Ritch (Lily), Bryant Camp (Liz), Shanna Camp, Kara Camp, Blair Patton, Krista Adkins, Emily Adkins, Nichol Quigley (Brian), and Amber Poe, great-grandchildren, Elly Camp, Beckett Camp, Everly Ritch, Declan Ritch, Mason Quigley, Carter Quigley, Hudsyn Quigley, and Baby Ritch due August 2021.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Memo: Donation Processing, PO Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741.

Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com.

Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty is honored to serve the Adkins family.

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  • Graveside Funeral Service

    Sunday, January 10, 2021

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Gail Giddens

January 21, 2021

Fred was my brother-in-law. We spent alot of time together. Fred loved to pick and so did I! The only thing I didn't like was Fred sneaking up on me and he got very good at that! If you knew Fred well. You knew he ate 14 Wheaties for breakfast when he had cereal. That's right he counted them out. He did alot for me that showed he loved me. I loved spending time with him and Jo Ann. They both spoiled each other equally. Sometimes if my sister got to fussing about something, Fred would listen for awhile, then he would say, "Jo, turn the radio off." He would grin and she would say she didn't think it was funny, but pretty soon they would both be laughing. They were suited for each other and when they merged their families they both claimed the others as their own! I am glad they are together again!

Bonnie Layton Donnell

January 10, 2021

Prayers being sent to each of you during the time .

Stan Frye

January 10, 2021

Fred was a Caring, Friendly, Giving & Kind Man. He will not be forgotten. Love Ones in Heaven are rejoicing to be reunited. May the Grace of Jesus Christ our Savior bring Comfort & many Precious Memories always bring Joy.

Dawn Light

January 9, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort and peace to the family.
Dawn Light

Sandra Rountree

January 9, 2021

My husband, David, met Fred sometime between 51-52 years ago when he was going to school in Greensboro and also working at Sears. I didn't have the pleasure to meet him until 49 years ago on a trip to Fontana Dam, and we stopped by his home. But the two of them and then it included me had an awesome friendship and then we got the pleasure of knowing Joanne as well. Over the years we were able to get together at least 3 to 4 times every year until last year. I am sorry to say we had not seen Fred since last January. David and Fred had talked quite often but hadn't seen each other in a while due to the circumstances with Covid-19. David and I have lost a very dear friend, since God has called his good and faithful servant home. I am sure there is a joyous reunion going on in heaven when he stepped over the threshold of Saint Peter's Door. ( I can almost hear Joanne say "now Fred" like she did many a time when we were together.)
David and Sandra Rountree

Vicki Regetz

January 9, 2021

Sending love and hugs to all of the family. May memories provide peace and comfort, and the knowledge he is at peace make the difficult days easier to bear. He will continue to watch over you, and hoping you feel his presence in your heart ❤️
Fondly,
The Regetz Family

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Biography

Fred Jefferson Adkins, Sr., 86 of Julian passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021 at Heritage Greens in Greensboro.

He was a US Army Veteran, an active member of Newlyn Street United Methodist Church in Greensboro and was a member of the National Bee Keeper’s Association. Fred was a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service in Greensboro for 36 years. He took great pride in sharing his trade of General Contracting with his grandchildren as he mentored them throughout the years.

A graveside funeral service will be held on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at Dr. Clyde M. Gilmore Memorial Park officiated by David Ritch.

Fred was the son of the late Willie and Ollie Ore Adkins and was also preceded in death by his wife, Jo Ann Layton Adkins; one daughter, Karen Poe; sister, Pearl Hutchins; and brothers, Paul Adkins, Melvin Adkins, and Robert Adkins.

Surviving is his son, Jeff Adkins, Jr and his wife, Laurie.; daughters, Debbie Ritch and husband, David, Melissa Camp and husband, James, and Donna Patton and husband, Eric; son-in-law, Roger Poe; grandchildren, Stephanie Hutchins, Daniel Ritch (Olivia), Jonathan Ritch (Lily), Bryant Camp (Liz), Shanna Camp, Kara Camp, Blair Patton, Krista Adkins, Emily Adkins, Nichol Quigley (Brian), and Amber Poe, great-grandchildren, Elly Camp, Beckett Camp, Everly Ritch, Declan Ritch, Mason Quigley, Carter Quigley, Hudsyn Quigley, and Baby Ritch due August 2021.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Memo: Donation Processing, PO Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741.

Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com.

Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty is honored to serve the Adkins family.