Ronald D. Adkins (Sign Guestbook)
Ronald Dale Adkins, age 76, of Dandridge, Tennessee passed away peacefully at home on March 16, 2017. He was an Army veteran who was somewhat restricted by his disabilities later in life, but devoted his time to volunteerism. His volunteer activities included: Cape Coral little league, Babe Ruth baseball, Cape Coral High School Athletics, Edison Community College Athletics, church basketball, MDA youth camp bus driver and Sevier County food ministry. He founded the Timeless Traveling Treasures antique car club that raised funds for local athletics. His extensive volunteer work earned him recognition in the community. He was an avid fan of “THE” Ohio State Buckeyes and loved Nascar.
Ronald was born in Huntington, West Virginia. He is survived and dearly missed by his wife of 54 years Ellen Adkins; son, Kenneth Adkins and spouse Terry; daughter, Elizabeth Ann Shaffer and spouse Kenny; grandchildren, Courtney Bordeaux, Daulton Shaffer, McKenna Shaffer, James Adkins, Sara Adkins, Victoria Adkins, and Patrick Adkins; great-grandchildren, William Adkins and Penelope Adkins; brothers, Freddy Adkins, Paul Adkins and Charles Adkins; sister in law Cathy Powers and spouse Jerry as well as several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will gather for a Memorial and Graveside Service with Military Honors on Friday, March 31st at 11:30am at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. (2200 E. Gov. John Sevier Hwy 168 Knoxville, TN 37920) In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his memory to Smoky Mountain Children’s Home at carecampus.org. Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Adkins family and invites you to view and sign their online guestbook below.