Lionel Clyde Adkins, Sr.
Lionel Clyde Adkins, Sr., age 84, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2016. Born in Marysville, MD, on January 12, 1932, he was the son of the late Lemon C. and Margaret Gathings Adkins.
A U.S. Navy veteran, Mr. Adkins served on the U.S.S. Moale (DD-693) from 19511955. He retired from the Chrysler Corporation, Newark, DE, as an assembler. Most important to Mr. Adkins was his family and the time he spent with them. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and traveling.
Survivors include his sons, Lionel C. Adkins, Jr. and wife, Cathy, Pittsville, VA, and Jeff A. Adkins and wife, Mary, Elkton, MD; fiancée, Mardell Barrett, Miller Place, NY; siblings, James Adkins, Elkton, MD, Beverly Probst, Avondale, PA, and Dolores Johnson, Elkton, MD; 5 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Adkins was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Adkins.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at Hicks Home for Funerals, 103 W. Stockton Street, Elkton, MD. Funeral service will begin at 11 a.m., Wednesday, October 26, at the funeral home. Interment will be in Rose Bank Cemetery, Calvert, MD.
Please refrain from sending flowers; the family requests contributions to the American Cancer Society, 92 Read’s Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE 19720.