FAIRBORN — James Edward Adkins age 67 of Fairborn died on Wednesday May 7, 2014 at Wright Nursing and Rehabilitation. He was born the son of Edward & Lida (Patrick) Adkins on May 14, 1946 in West Liberty Kentucky. James is preceded in death by his father, son Michael James Adkins, and brother Donnie Adkins. James is survived by his mother Lida Adkins of Fairborn, daughter Melissa Adkins of Moorhead Kentucky, sisters Judy Slusher of Fairborn, Debbie Adkins of Fairborn, Patty (Steve) Miller of Clearwater Florida, Sue Hogan of West Palm Beach Florida, Lori Gator of Louisville Kentucky, and Edna Adkins of Austin Indiana, Step-mother Alva June Adkins of Austin Indiana, and 1 grandchild. James was a member of the Fairborn Moose Lodge. James loved driving fast, and he was a huge Dale Earnhardt fan. James was a funny man, and he enjoyed making others laugh. James was a loving son, father, brother, and friend he will be missed by all who loved him. Friends may call in the Burcham Jennings Funeral Home 119 E. Main St. Fairborn Ohio 45324 on Thursday May 8, 2014 from 5PM-7PM, a second visitation will be held 1 hour prior on the day of the funeral. Funeral will be held on Friday May 9, 2014 at 11AM interment will follow at the Byron Cemetery with Pastor Garnett Mullins officiating. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.BurchamJennings.com.