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OCEAN CITY — Raymond L. Adkins Sr., 81, of Ocean City, Md., died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake surrounded by his loving family. Raymond was born August 27, 1930, in Berlin, Md. to the late Lawrence and Mae Smack Adkins.
Raymond worked at the Berlin Post Office for more than 30 years. He was a member of the Berlin Fire Department. He was also a past president of the Maryland State Firemen's Association in 1965-66, and was inducted into the Maryland State Firemen's Association Hall of Fame on June 20, 1995.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Adkins; his three daughters, Diana Clark and her husband, Tom, Judy Sharpley and her husband, Glenn, and Cindy Stelling and her companion, Robert Taylor II; his nine grandchildren, Jennifer Scaffidi and her husband, Rob, T.J. Clark and his wife, Kristy, Stephanie Stelling, Crystal Stelling, Holly Stelling, Justin Sharpley, Paula Robinson, Michele Adkins and Christina Adkins; his eight great-grandchildren, Tyler, Abigail, Brady, Michael, Sofia, Dominic, Braelyn and Brogan; his daughter-in-law, Linda Adkins; and many nieces, nephews and other loving family members.
Raymond was preceded in death by his wife and mother of his children, Mary Lee Wells Adkins; his son, Raymond L. Adkins Jr.; and his brothers, Howard, Preston, Bobby, Jack and Ralph.
Funeral services will be held at Burbage Funeral Home PA on Monday. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m., with services at 2, followed by interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Berlin Fire Company, 214 N. Main St., Berlin, Md. 21811, or Stevenson United Methodist Church, 123 N. Main St., Berlin, Md. 21811.
Published in The Daily Times from Dec. 31, 2011 to Jan. 1, 2012