Obituary photo of James Adkins, Akron-Ohio
In Loving Memory of

James S. Adkins

1944 - 2018
Obituary photo of James Adkins, Akron-Ohio
In Loving Memory of

James S. Adkins

1944 - 2018

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Services & Gatherings

After a courageous battle with cancer, James “Jim” S. Adkins, 74, of Tallmadge, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on November 2, 2018.

Jim loved life. He worked hard and always treated his friends as family. He loved traveling, going to the beach, mountain jeeping, all Buckeye sports, college football and restoring classic guns. He was a kind, generous, and caring man whose family always came first.

Jim was a graduate of Kent High School, US Naval Veteran of the Vietnam War (1968 - 1971) and a Retired Cement Mason.
Left to rejoice in his memory is Melissa “Missi” Adkins his wife and best friend of 37 years. He is also survived by his brother Darell (Laurie) Roliff and sister Sally (Bill Stewart) Roliff, Sister-in-law Verla Williams, Nieces Angel (Tom) Hartz, Lindsey Gray, Nephew Daniel Roliff, and Great Nephew, Noah Hartz. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Jordan Adkins and Clarice Roliff and Stepfather Emmit Roliff.

Private graveside services to be determined later.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Summa Hospice c/o Summa Health Foundation, P.O. Box 2090, Akron, OH 44309, or the Wade Park VA Hospital, using the E-Donate service at www.cleveland.va.gov, or by calling the Voluntary Service Office at (216) 791-9800 x 5081.

Many thanks to Summa Hospice, family and friends that helped us get through this difficult time.

Condolences and memories may be shared below.





After a courageous battle with cancer, James “Jim” S. Adkins, 74, of Tallmadge, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on November 2, 2018.

Jim loved life. He worked hard and always treated his friends as family. He loved traveling, going to the beach, mountain jeeping, all Buckeye sports, college football and restoring classic guns. He was a kind, generous, and caring man whose family always came first.

Jim was a graduate of Kent High School, US Naval Veteran of the Vietnam War (1968 - 1971) and a Retired Cement Mason.
Left to rejoice in his memory is Melissa “Missi” Adkins his wife and best friend of 37 years. He is also survived by his brother Darell (Laurie) Roliff and sister Sally (Bill Stewart) Roliff, Sister-in-law Verla Williams, Nieces Angel (Tom) Hartz, Lindsey Gray, Nephew Daniel Roliff, and Great Nephew, Noah Hartz. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Jordan Adkins and Clarice Roliff and Stepfather Emmit Roliff.

Private graveside services to be determined later.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Summa Hospice c/o Summa Health Foundation, P.O. Box 2090, Akron, OH 44309, or the Wade Park VA Hospital, using the E-Donate service at www.cleveland.va.gov, or by calling the Voluntary Service Office at (216) 791-9800 x 5081.

Many thanks to Summa Hospice, family and friends that helped us get through this difficult time.

Condolences and memories may be shared below.





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