Lee Eldon Adkins
Lee Eldon Adkins, 74, of Duke Road, Calcutta, Ohio died at East Liverpool City Hospital on November 1, 2001 after a lengthy illness. He was born in Smithferry, Ohio on June 26, 1927, a son of the late Roy Adkins and Glena Sperry Adkins.
Mr. Adkins was a lifetime area residence working at the former Crucible Steel until 1952 when he became owner of Adkins Lumber in the East End of East Liverpool, until 1973. He is responsible for two housing developments, Meadow Ridge Addition on Artistic Drive and the Lee Addition on Adkins Drive, built the Social Security Building in East Liverpool, Convalescent Center #2 on Armstrong Lane and various business and residences in this area. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Lisbon, OH; a 1945 graduate of East Liverpol High School; Past President of the Ohio Lumber Dealers Association; Past Member of the Calcutta Volunteer Fire Department; was a member of the Board at the Robert Bycroft School and a 32 degree Mason, Scottish Rite of Steubenville. Mr. Adkins served with the US Navy, Seabees on Guam during World War II.
Mr. Adkins is survived by his wife, Wilma Louise Rohr Adkins whom he married on June 26, 1950; two sons: Elliott Adkins and his wife Diana of St. Charles, IL and Greg Adkins and his wife Sheryl of Calcutta, OH; two daughters: Debra Swenson and her husband John of Liberty, Missouri and Ellen Adkins at home; two sisters: Fay Erickson and her husband Melvin of Bountiful, Utah and Gaynell Durbin of East Liverpool, OH; twenty grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Adkins; one brother, Hobart Adkins and a sister, Jane Bird.
Services will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Monday, November 5, 2001 at 11:00 AM with Elder Marion Sias of the church officiating.
Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery where the Tri State Burial Group will accord full military honors.
The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home in Calcutta on Sunday, November 4, 2001 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM.
The family requests that memorial tributes take the form of contributions to the Robert Bycroft School or the Misssonary Fund at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Lisbon, OH.