Joe Adkins, 78, of Lombard since 1955, Navy Veteran, beloved husband of Delorise, nee Hill; loving father of Doris (Dan) Carter; loving grandfather of Alissa Carter; fond brother of Frances (the late Gene) Hyde, Pearl (the late Nick) Geraci and the late Jack (the late Una) Adkins; brother-in-law of Ronald (Diane) Hill and Muriel (Roy) Bailey; uncle of Nick (Susan) Geraci and Ed (Sandy) Adkins. Longtime faithful member of Christian Church of Villa Park. 41 years of service to York Center Fire Department as volunteer fireman, member and past president of the board of trustees. Retired from Stewart Warner Electronics after 45 years of service. Visitation Sunday 2 to 8 p.m. at Knollcrest Funeral Home, 1500 S. Meyers Rd. (3 blks S. of Roosevelt), Lombard. In State Monday, 10 a.m. until time of Service at 11 a.m. at Christian Church of Villa Park, 1336 S. Villa, Villa Park, IL 60181 (1 blk N of Roosevelt). Memorials to Christian Church of Villa Park appreciated. Info: 630-932-1500.