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Victor â€śJoeâ€ť Adkins, 82, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014. He was born in Denver, Ind., son of the late, William and Edna Adkins.
He served his country in the U.S. Army and was also a member of the American Legion and V.F.W. He retired in 1994 after 36 years of service with United Telephone-Sprint.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marge Adkins; sons, William (Mary) of Columbia City, Randall (Sheila) of Prosser, Wash. and Norman (Jennifer) of Larwill; daughters, Cindy (Carroll) Eaton of Waldron, Mich., Linda (George) Ward of Brooksville, Fla., Edna (Dan) Kindig of Silver Lake and Sarah (Joe) Lopez of Columbia City; brother, Jake Adkins of Columbia City; sister, Cathaline Ressler of Columbia City; 16 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Jeff; grandson, Michael; and great-grandson, Nick.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday at Covington Funeral Home, 8408 Covington Rd., in Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Calling will also be from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday at the funeral home.
He will be laid to rest at Covington Memorial Gardens. Preferred memorials are to the Alzheimerâ€™s Association.