John E. Adkins, Sr.

October 20, 1954 ~ April 3, 2021 (age 66)


Adkins, Sr., John E., age 66 of West Carrollton, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at the Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton surrounded by his family.

He was born on October 20, 1954 in Dayton, the son of the late Elgin Adkins & Dora (Morgan) Adkins Good.

Mr. Adkins was a former employee of Builders Square, and a retired employee of General Motors. John was a member of the First Baptist Church of West Carrollton.

Preceded in death by his niece Jaimie Laird, and by his great granddaughter Lakota Belle Mercer.

He is survived by his loving children Wavelene (Robert, Jr.) Erhard, John E. (Monica) Adkins, Jr., David S. (Jennifer) Blacker, sister Barbara Jean Laird, 9 grandchildren Robert D. (Hannah) Erhard, Brittany (Natan) Erhard, Amy (Kyle) Holcomb, Harley (Joe) Adkins, Jessica (Logan) Wolfel, Jasmine Adkins, Nathan Blacker, and Logan & Gage Emerson, 8 great grandchildren Aamiyah R. Erhard, Jakub J. Brejna, Harper N. Erhard, Kaja R. Brejna, Phoenix D. Mercer, Hazel, Autumn & Jack Wolfel, nephew Brian (Hannah) Laird, 2 special friends Bill Ayles & Cindy Fortney, as well as numerous other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at the First Baptist Church, 705 S. Elm St., West Carrollton, with Pastor Scott Wells officiating. Burial Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (1 hour prior to service) on Saturday at the church. If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton in Mr. Adkins’s memory. Arrangements entrusted to the Swart Funeral Home, West Carrollton.   

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April 10, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
First Baptist Church (West Carrollton)

Funeral Service
April 10, 2021

1:00 PM
First Baptist Church (West Carrollton)

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