The Life of J. Doyle Adkins
Funeral service for J. Doyle Adkins, 82, of Mentor, will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Mentor Baptist Church, 7500 Johnnycake Ridge Road, Mentor. Pastor Brian Lundren will be the officiant.Mr. Adkins passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at his residence surrounded by his family.Born Oct. 5, 1931, in Van, W.Va., he had been a Lake County resident for 42 years.Doyle retired from D.F.T. Lighting. He was a member of Mentor Baptist Church and Moose Lodge of Cuyahoga Falls. He loved spending time with his family, being outside, camping, fishing and boating, and enjoyed entertaining others with his band, ""The Spare Parts Band.""Doyle was the beloved husband of 63 years of Irene (nee Green) Adkins; loving father of Allen (Tonya) Adkins of Mentor, Steve (Maureen) Adkins of Stow, Greg (Gina) Adkins of Mentor, Sandra (Rick) Adkins-Pertz of Englewood, Fla., and Cheryl Adkins-Kistner of Mentor; grandfather of 12; great-grandfather of eight; and brother of Kenneth Adkins of Clearwater, Fla., and Joan Brown and Juanita Girardi, both of Largo, Fla.He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Lilly Mae (nee Smith) Adkins.Family will receive friends 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home. Entombment will be at Western Reserve Memorial Gardens in Chester Township.The family suggests donations in Doyle''s name to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110.