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“Our condolences to the family. I lost a very good friend, he will be missed dearly. Sincerely Pedro Stowers ”
1 of 20 | Posted by: stowers - vermilion, UT - friend

“He's the kind of guy that I wish I would have gotten to know a long time ago...so much to learn from him. ”
2 of 20 | Posted by: Tom Harder - Oak Harbor, OH

“I will remember Frank for his huge smile he always seemed to have. I will also remember going with him and my dad on their hunting trips to...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Cindy Casper - friend

“My deepest sympathies to the Adkins family. Frank was a good friend especially when a friend was needed. He had a generous heart and was such a...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Betti Jo Harmon - Vermilon, OH

“The song Love Remains is dedicated to Mom & Boys with love xoxoxo ”
5 of 20 | Posted by: Tanya Thomas

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6 of 20 | Posted by: Tanya Thomas - Wakeman, OH

“I'm so very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
7 of 20 | Posted by: Judy Nagy - Sandusky, OH

“To Jim and family...you have our deepest sympathy. I know Frank will be missed by everyone. Everyone who knew Frank I'm sure has a great memory and a...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Orris and Annette Wilburn - OH

“Prayers are going out to your family, Dad was reminiscing about their hunting trips and all the good times they had! Frank will be truly missed! He...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Stowers family - vermilion, OH

“Adkins clan, He was a good man. Remembering the old timers the way they were in their prime. ”
10 of 20 | Posted by: Russ Maurer - Vermilion, OH

“Dear Delores and family, Thinking of all of you at this time and sending thoughts of sympathy. May all your special memories bring a smile to your...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Ted and Lynn Call - Vermilion, OH

“Jim, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Maryanne and I are both praying for you and your family. ”
12 of 20 | Posted by: Carl and Maryanne Koebel - OH

“Jim and Bonnie, We would like to offer our condolensces in the loss of your Father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your friends, Jim...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Jim and Molly Sass - co worker

“Delores and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We all have wonderful,fun, and loving memories of Frank. We all learned from him...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Watkins/Elliott family - OH

“Delores and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We all have wonderful,fun, and loving memories of Frank. We all learned from him...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Watkins/Elliott family - OH

“Jim, I am very sorry to hear about your dad passing. I know how much you loved having the great times with him in the woods. I am glad I had the...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Bruce Schermbeck - Marblehead, OH

“Jim, I am very sorry to hear about your dad passing. I know how much you loved having the great times with him in the woods. I am glad I had the...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Bruce Schermbeck - Marblehead, OH

“Jim, I am very sorry to hear about your dad passing. I know how much you loved having the great times with him in the woods. I am glad I had the...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Bruce Schermbeck - Marblehead, OH

“Dear Delores & Family. Heartfelt love & sympathy being sent to all for your dear one's homecoming. ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: Gloria Greely - Vermilion, OH

“Frank was a true FRIEND of mine. He made you Laugh and it was a Joy to be with him,in either working at the food pantry or us getting together and...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: George Spreng - Friend


Franklin D.R. Adkins, 78, of Vermilion, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2013 at MetroHealth Medical Center.

He was born January 30, 1935 in Katherine, WV, and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 56 years moving from West Virginia.

Franklin worked for U.S. Steel Plant as a crane operator for 35 years retiring in 1988.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family. He also volunteered at the Vermilion Food Pantry.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dolores (nee Ferry) Adkins of Vermilion; sons, Jim (Bonnie) Adkins of Graytown, OH, Thomas D. (Brenda) Adkins of Vermilion, special son John Edwards Adkins of Vermilion, Mark R. Adkins of Los Angeles, CA, and David P. (Vickie) Adkins of Vermilion; 14 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; half sister, Betty Lou Mackey; many family and friends in West Virginia and Northern Ohio; Brother-in-law, William (Dee) Ferry of North Carolina; extended family Diane Gilmore (Hoag) Langham of Vermilion; close friend Earl Moore; many close friends in the Nelsonville area; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Clara (nee Jones) Adkins and brother, Ralph Douglas Adkins.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Vermilion Food Pantry, 990 State Street P.O. Box 228, Vermilion, OH 44089 .

Online condolences may be made at www.riddlefuneralhome.com.

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