Donald E. "Don" Adkins, 81, of Beverly Hills, Fla., passed away Friday, May 25, 2012, at his home under the care of family, friends and Hospice of Citrus County.
A native of Toledo, Ohio, Don was born Jan. 27, 1931, the son of Harvey and Anna (Fritz) Adkins. Mr. Adkins' working life carried him through 35 years with Toledo Scale Co., retiring as an engineering department manager. Then he and his wife, Sheryl, founded Big Walnut Log Homes in Galena, Ohio, an endeavor that lasted 6 years. Upon retiring to Beverly Hills 17 years ago from Galena, Don pursued his passion of radio-controlled airplanes and began D & S Hobby Shop in Citrus County, a business he owned for 16 years. His interests included bowling, golf, basketball and going on cruises. He was a proud member of Tri-County R/C Club for 16 years and also, for a number of years, held memberships in both the Nature Coast and Pine Ridge R/C Clubs. Mr. Adkins was a Korean War
era veteran of the U.S. Army
Don is survived by his wife of 29 years, Sheryl Adkins, Beverly Hills; his three children, Lynann "Lynn" Klear (Jeffery); Michael Adkins (Sheri) and Rebecca Green; also grandchildren Jade, Jessie, Alexa, Andrea and Jacob; and great-granddaughter Kayleigh. He was preceded in death by a brother, James Adkins.
A graveside service of remembrance will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 7, at Fero Memorial Gardens, Beverly Hills. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Hospice of Citrus County. www.ferofuneralhome.com.