Velmer A. Adkins of Springfield, Ohio, formerly of Norton, Ohio, aged 92 years went to be with the Lord on December 3, 2018. A veteran of the U.S. Army, drafted shortly after his 18th birthday into World War II. He was a long established member of the Arlington Church of the Nazarene. Employed by Ford Motor Company for 43 years in the Cleveland Foundry and was a long standing member of UAW Local 1250 in Cleveland, Ohio. He is survived
by his loving wife, Wanda Adkins of Springfield, Ohio, formerly of Norton, Ohio; Son, Roger Adkins (Carol) of Springfield, Ohio; Daughter, Rita Rhodabarger (David) of Effingham, Illinois; Granddaughter, Kimberly Adkins-Hubbard (Jason), Great-Grandsons, Andrew and Aden Hubbard of Springfield, Ohio; Granddaughter Stefanie Rhodabarger-Hendrickson (Mark), Great-Grandsons Nick, Charlie and Great-Granddaughter Bea Hendrickson of Selma, Indiana; Granddaughter Elizabeth Rhodabarger of Effingham, Illinois. Grandson, Jonathan Adkins (Trisha) of Springfield, Ohio, Great-Grandson Drew Adkins; Grandson Ben Rhodabarger (Shannon), Great-Granddaughter Emma Rhodabarger and Great-Grandson Tanner Rhodabarger; Brother, Basil Adkins of Shady Springs, West Virginia. Velmer was preceded in death by his father, mother, one sister and four brothers. Funeral Services will be held Friday, December 7, 2018 at 1:00 p.m., at Arlington Church of the Nazarene, 1057 Triplett Blvd. Akron, Ohio 44306. Pastors D. Frazier and E. Morrison will be officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Akron, Ohio. Family and friends may visit at the church prior to the service from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.