Homer C. Adkins, 89, of Ashland, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in Community Hospice Care Center, following an extended illness.
Homer was born May 24, 1928, in Ashland, a son of the late James M. and Virgie Alice Tackett Adkins.
He was retired from AK (Armco) Steel Foundry, was a member of Rose Hill Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Army in Korea from 1950 to 1952. He was the inspiration that became the mall walkers at Ashland Town Center Mall and was an avid John Deere tractor and implements enthusiast.
In addition to his parents, Homer was preceded in death by his wife, Naomi McKnight Adkins, in 2009; a brother, James Cecil Adkins; and a sister, Betty Jean Blevins.
He is survived by two sons, Steve Adkins and wife Debbie of Lexington and Randy Adkins and wife Diane of Lexington; two brothers, Bob Adkins of Westwood and Fred Adkins of Summitt; three sisters, Georgia Ray of Michigan, Phyllis McNurlin and Linda Felty of Westwood; five grandchildren, Josh Adkins, Lisa Kidd, Amanda Marshall, Emily Adkins and Whitney Schlappi; and three great-grandchildren, Eli Adkins, Wyatt Adkins and Kamden Kidd.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at Rose Hill Baptist Church by pastor Matthew Shamblin. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park with full military rites.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
Preston Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published on December 30, 2017