Charley ADKINS

News Death Notice

ADKINS, Charley age 76, of Middletown, died Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the VA Hospital, Cincinnati. He was born February 13, 1937 in Campton, Kentucky, the son of Lemon Adkins and Allene (Hollon) Adkins. Charley was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps where he was a boxer and boxing coach. He was the owner of Adkins & Sons Painting Service. Charley was an avid Cleveland Browns fan and coached Knothole Baseball from 1975 to 1987. His survivors include his wife of 48 years, Cora (Simpson) Adkins; two daughters, Ruby "Sis" (Sam Dotson) Lewis of Trenton, Teresa (Jason) Hocz of Middletown; five sons, Mark Adkins of Monroe, Jimmy Adkins of Middletown, Charley "Chuck" (Erika) Adkins Jr. of Middletown, Jason (Jaime) Adkins of Middletown, Todd (Heather) Adkins of Indianapolis, Indiana; 13 grandchildren; and five sisters, Bertie Tincher, Mary Kenny, Geneva Devito, Lilly Yost, and Kathy Donivant. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and three sisters. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Friday at the Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home with Reverend Lonnie Gabbard officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until service time Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Woodside Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the , 615 Elsinore Place, Suite 400, Cincinnati, OH 45202. A guestbook is available at

Published in Journal-News on Mar. 27, 2013