Weldon Howard Adkins, 79, of Haviland, went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne.
Born on May 4, 1941 in Oak Hill, Ohio, Weldon was the son of the late Ernest and Iva (Leonard) Adkins. On February 6, 1959, he married Georgianna Wright, who survives. Together, they shared 61 years of memories.
Weldon retired as a supervisor from Zollner Pistons in Fort Wayne. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, the VFW Auxiliary, Bass Pro and the NRA.
He loved his family and friends and cherished the time he spent with them. Weldon lived life to the fullest. He was an avid Bass Pro fisherman and fished the Bass Pro fishing circuit for many years. Music was a big part of Weldon's life. He loved bluegrass music and played with the Fox Brothers Band. Weldon enjoyed getting together with family and friends for a good old jam session around the campfire or anywhere else. He also enjoyed hunting with family and friends and has several trophy deer and antelope.
Weldon was a great husband, father, grandfather and brother and was loved by all. He will be missed beyond words. He is now with the Lord and is at peace.
He is survived by his wife, Georgianna Adkins of Haviland; sons: Mark (Theresa) Adkins of Scott; Gregory (Beth) Adkins of Van Wert; Brett (Laura) Adkins of Paulding; sisters: Freda Farris of Grover Hill; Betty Lou Myers of Paulding; Merri Adkins of Van Wert and Sandra Kay Lee of Haviland; 8 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson.
He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Hobert and Virgil; along with 3 sisters, Shirley, Ruthie, and Nancy.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home 722 S. Washington St. Van Wert, with Pastor Jim Burns officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery, Haviland, OH.
The family will receive friends two hours prior to the funeral, from 9 to 11 AM, on Saturday at the funeral home.
A celebration of life will be held in the future at a later date when it is safe for everyone to get together. It will be a time when friends and family will celebrate knowing and loving him and to share memories.
To share in Weldon's online memorial, please visit www.alspachgearhart.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.