Paul Edward Adkins, 76, of Roundhead, died at 11:25 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at his residence.
He was born in New Carlisle on Oct. 9, 1937, to the late Wiley and Sarah Hurt Adkins. He was preceded in death by one sister, Louella Lawrence, and three brothers, Corbit, Charles and Kenneth Adkins.
On May 24, 1961, he married B. Christine Lowery and she survives in Roundhead. Also surviving are two daughters and a son, Tonya (Daniel) Hites of Roundhead, Melody (Robert) LeHew of Manhattan, Kan., and Edward (Amy) Adkins of Hendersonville, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Jared and Jordan (Jessica) Hites, Isaak LeHew and Paul and Sarah Adkins; and three sisters, Mary Hamilton, Deloris Waddle and Wilma Prater.
A longtime resident of Hardin County, along with his wife, he was a veteran of the United States Air Force, worked for several years in the Kenton Fire Department and then he went to Durez Occidental Chemical Corporation. He later retired from Ford Motor Company in Lima.
Paul was a lifetime country and western musician. Through his gift for music, he not only followed his passion, but also brought joy to the audience.
Pastor Dan Holbrook officiates a funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Alger, where visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and prior to the funeral. Burial is in McDonald-Fairview Cemetery, Kenton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hardin County Hospice and/or Victory Chapel of Praise Food Pantry, Roundhead.
Condolences may be expressed at www.hansonneely.com