ADKINS Chalmer "Cham" Lee Adkins, age 81, of Hilliard, passed away at home surrounded by family December 7, 2011. He was born May 20, 1930 in Branchland, West Virginia and moved to Ohio in August 1959. He served in the United States Marine Corps. He retired from Signal Delivery after 20 years of service and is a retired member of Teamsters 413. Preceded in death by his parents Leslie and Myrtle (Ramey) Adkins, brothers Eugene, Carlos and Clifford (Kip) Adkins and sister Bettina Porter. Survived by loving wife of 59 years, Alfreda (Clay); sisters, Syble (Frank) Andrews and Mary (John) Barnes; brother, Joe (Patty) Adkins; daughter, Bobbie Payne; sons, Stan and Billy Adkins; grandchildren, Julie (Ira) Johnson, Jennifer Adkins (Eric Walters), Jessica Adkins, Dave (Jill) Payne; great-grandchildren, David Adkins, Emileigh Walters, Natalee Kimes, Sydney, Isabella, and Noah (John Henry) Johnson and Avery Payne; special neighbors, Joe and Dot Schnug; friend, David Payne; several nieces, nephews, cousins, Tuesday morning "breakfast buddies", many many friends and his faithful sidekick, Lucy. The family would like to extend a thank you to the nurses and support from Hospice of Columbus. You have been angels of Mercy. Family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Saturday at the TIDD FUNERAL HOME, 5265 Norwich St., Hilliard, OH 43026. Calling hours will be held 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Morrison's Funeral Home, Wayne, West Virginia, where funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday. Burial at Watson Cemetery. www.tiddfuneralservice.com.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Dec. 9 to Dec. 10, 2011