Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Donald E. Adkins, Jr.

Donald E. Adkins, Jr., age 41, formerly of the Shelby and Crestline areas, died Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at Indian Hills Nursing Home in Euclid, Ohio after a courageous battle with ALS.

Donald was born September 28, 1968 in Shelby and was a former employee of A-1 Glass.

He is survived by: a son: Jeffrey Kyle Adkins of Mansfield; his father and step-mother: Donald E. and Debra Adkins of Crestline; 3 sisters: Susie Adams of Adario, Bridget Heintz of Shelby, and Tammy Bryant of Elizabethtown, KY; 3 brothers: Thomas Adkins of Crestline, Dwayne Heintz of Shelby, and Joe Severns of Shelby; his maternal grandmother: Mary Ramey of Shelby; his step-grandmother: Opal Messersmith of Shelby. Donald was preceded in death by: his mother: Virgina Severns and a brother: Michael Severns.

Friends may call on Saturday, May 29, 2010 from 10-11 AM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 AM by Rev. Bruce Copley. Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to defray funeral expenses. On-line condolences:

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  1. Guest says:

    Family: Donald Adkins
    Name: Pat Keen
    Date: 10-05-28
    Time: 13:58:01 -0400


    I cared for Donald at Heritage Care Center when he was a resident there. I do activities and remember chatting with him or getting things for him, made him racing flags for his room.
    I went to Buckeye Central school where he was a student. He has had a long fight but know he is enjoying life now. Cherish your memories.

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