Craig O. Adkins

February 22, 1970May 14, 2010

Craig O. Adkins, age 40, of Lima, passed away on Friday, May 14, 2010 at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus; he fought for 7 days after a car accident on State Route 309. He was born on February 22, 1970 in Logan, West Virginia to Orville and Betty Jane (Oliver) Adkins. His father precedes him in death and his mother survives in Logan, West Virginia. On September 25, 1993 he married Tonia Henderson and she survives in Lima.

Craig was an assembler at Unverferth Manufacturing, Delphos Division. He was previously employed at Koneta Rubber in Wapakoneta.

He is also survived by his children: Devin, age 15 and Dustin, age 9, both of Lima; his siblings: Ronald (Lynn) Adkins, Steve Adkins and Terry Adkins all of Logan, West Virginia; his mother-in-law Wanda J. Henderson of Lima; his father-in-law Dennis (Kim) Henderson of Anderson, Alabama; a sister-in-law Dawn (Jake) Ricker of Cuyahoga Falls; many aunts and uncles and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by a brother Michael Adkins, his grandparents and his loving dog and best companion Taz. Craig will ride forever in the hearts of his many “Biker” friends who have come to know him as their Brother. He will be remembered as being a man who never knew a stranger, was always there to be called on, and was willing to help in any way he could. Craig was a loving father who wanted the very best for his sons and whose legacy will live on through them. The family will forever be grateful to Melissa Joseph who was first on the scene that tragic morning; she will forever be our special “Angel.”

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Siferd-Orians Funeral Home with Pastor Brandon Williams to officiate. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Siferd-Orians Funeral Home, 506 N. Cable Road. On Wednesday, May 19th following the 1:00 p.m. service a special “Sprit Ride” will escort Craig from the Funeral Home to the Cemetery. The family invites any and all Bikers to ride their Motorcycles in leading the procession of family and friends as we lay our Biker Brother to rest.

Memorial contributions may be made for his children in c/o Tonia Adkins 506 N. Cable Road Lima, Ohio 45805.

Condolences may be expressed at


  • Visitation Tuesday, May 18, 2010
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 19, 2010

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Stephanie Hall

June 9, 2010

You may not remember me, but I met you at OSU Medical Center. My fiance was in the SICU the same time Craig was. I am so sorry to hear about your loss! I will continue to keep your family in my thoughts and prayers Tonia.

Mike Grimmett

May 21, 2010

Craig and I grew up in Mt.Gay WV. All us boys would ride dirt bikes in the hills behind our homes.I have pictures of us all posing cool on our dirt bikes.I miss you ,old friend. God bless your family in this difficult time.Old bikers will meet again farther on down the road.

Murray & Lois Clark

May 18, 2010

Please accept our deepest sympathies. We did not have the good fortune of knowing Craig, but what we have read tells us he was a wonderful man. We are praying for you and your family. God can truly comfort you and we pray that you will feel His presence and His peace.

Murray & Lois Clark (friends of Trace & Alan)

Tracy French

May 18, 2010

Please accept our deepest sympathies. Craig was a great guy and will be sadley missed. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Tracy, Krystal and Brendon French

Carmen Pinks

May 18, 2010

Life is not measured by the number of breaths that we take, but by the moments that take our breath away...Craig, I am so glad that we had our "moments" and will cherish them and your memory forever. Tonia, I am here for you now and always. All my love and prayers to the entire Adkins family

Pete and Sandra Anaya

May 17, 2010

"Craig was a man who befriended everyone and within minutes you felt like you knew him forever we will miss him terribly, our prayers are with you and the boys. "

jerry morgan

May 16, 2010

i hated too hear this so much he was agreat friend we had alot of fun my heart and prayers are with you and the boys he will be missed by all


May 16, 2010

YOU and the boys are in my thoughts and it feels like i lost a family member instead of a great friend. I'm here if you need me. love and miss you Craig

Larry & Teresa

May 16, 2010

Our hearts ache with you...You are family not just friends. We will be here for you and the boys. Love you and Miss Craig terribly.

Troy, Karen and Caleb Dillman

May 15, 2010

We are keeping you close to our hearts and in our prayers. Words cannot express how deeply sorry we are for your loss.

Much love to you all.