Victor Adkins, 82

Victor “Joe” 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 Alzheimer’s Association.