Jake B. Adkins, 86, of Hampstead, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at Golden Living Center in Westminster.
Born March 23, 1925, in Tennessee, he was the son of the late Manuel and Alpha Pearl Johnson Adkins. He was the husband of the late Mary Ruth Adkins and the late Mary Virginia Hess Adkins.
Years ago he was a heavy equipment operator for Arbor Construction. He enjoyed camping, fishing and family gatherings.
Surviving are children Jake Adkins Jr., of Germantown, Nancy Horan, of Manchester, Sue Gates, of Knoxville, Clayton Adkins, of Winchester, Va., Wayne Adkins, of Freeland, Mike Adkins, of Reisterstown, Bertie Gates, of Mount Airy, and Annette Addington, of Fredericksburg, Va.; a stepson, Harold Hess, of Fredericksburg; siblings Mary Edith Jones, of Sykesville, Gladys Kidd, of Germantown, Hugh Adkins, of Tennessee, Jimmy Adkins, of Winchester, Va., and Connie Towers, of Florida; 29 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Darlene Adkins; and siblings Minnie Houck, Lucille Carmichael, Pauline Roberts, J.D. Adkins, Emory Adkins and Dorothy Jones.
A visitation will be held from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, 3296 Charmil Drive, Manchester, where a funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Fredericksburg.
Online condolences may be offered at www.eckhardtfuneralchapel.com.
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