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Harold E. "Eddie" Adkins

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Service: 2:00pm Tue. February 16th, 2021
Location: St. Raphael Catholic Church

ADKINS, Harold E. “Eddie”, 95, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2021 in Social Row Transitional Care in Centerville, Ohio where he had lived for several years. He was born in Springfield on December 25, 1925 the son of the late Walter and Alice (Mowery) Adkins. Eddie was a United States Marine Corps veteran having served in WWII. After returning home he worked as a Lieutenant for the Springfield Fire Department for 27 years. He loved his family and was a dedicated father and grandfather to his kids and grandchildren. Eddie loved sitting in the sun at the reservoir or the Wharf in San Francisco, going for drives in the country no matter where he was going, Schuler’s Donuts, ice cream, dancing and his beloved Springfield. Survivors include three children, Mark (Jeanette) Adkins, Brian (Nilsa) Adkins and Vanessa (Richard) Fletcher; grandchildren, Amy Adkins DeWine, Mike (Sheila) Earley, Jennifer (Jeff) Smith, Cristina (Kevin) Baynes and Ashley Fletcher and several great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Marie (Hornberger) in 2014 and a grandson, Brad. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 in St. Raphael Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Box #27 c/o Denise, 350 N. Fountain Ave., Springfield, OH 45504 or Crossroads Hospice, 8069 Washington Village Dr., Dayton, OH 45458. Arrangements by CONROY FUNERAL HOME.
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To the Adkins family, my sincere sympathy. He worked with my dad at the Springfield Fire Department for many years. He was also a study hall moderator at Catholic Central for several years and I remember him coming across a bit gruff but I knew he had a great heart. Mr. "A" honored my family by being a pallbearer for my dad.. I also remember seeing him several times at the mall, sitting on one of the benches waiting while your mom did some shopping. And, funny you would mention Schulers donuts because the last time i saw him was several years ago going into Schuler !!! Wonderful memories for your family. God's Blessings & Comfort.

- Margaret Schief, Monday February 15th, 2021

Brian and Vanessa- very sorry for your loss. It sounds like your father lived the kind of life he wanted to lead and for that you can be happy and he can Rest in Peace.....Tim and Vicki Malone

- Tim Malone, Sunday February 14th, 2021

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