Betsy,I'm Janet Adkins Nieves,1st cousin to Jerry. June & Phil Adkins daughter. I've enjoyed many emails & talks on Facebook with Jerry. He was such a sweet & caring person. He never met my kids but got close to my oldest daughter Virginia Akers who passed away this past Sept. He told me they had a lot of nice talks on Facebook also & they liked to joke w/each other. I'm so sorry for your loss & pray God helps you through this painful time. We all will miss him. You take care.