Tim went home to live with his Savior, Jesus Christ on July 15, 2020. He was survived by his wife of 21 years, Kathy Denise (Ballard) Adkins; mother, Tana (Goodman) Adkins; children, Donavon (Candi) Adkins, Jordan Roark; grandchildren, Emma and Zac; sisters, Tami (Jeff) VanBibber, Tara Adkins; grandmother, Wanda Goodman; mother-in-law, Johnnie Schenck; nephews, Deven, Drew and Dylan VanBibber. He is preceded in death by his father, Gregory D. Adkins; paternal grandparents, Raymond L. and Garnet L. Adkins; maternal grandfather, Floyd L. Goodman. He was a graduate of Greenup County High School in Kentucky where he played football and loved to brag that he went to six proms. He was a kind, generous man that lived and loved with his whole being. His greatest joys came from serving God, helping others, and spending time with his family; especially his “Bestest Fishing Buddy” Emma. He was a faithful member of Dixie Highway Christian Center and loved his church family. He worked tirelessly with the children, to teach them about Jesus and how they could have eternal life through Him. He loved his pastor, Brother Dave Bowling, and said he would never leave Dave as long as the Lord kept speaking to him through Dave. Most people that have ever played a game with him know that he was very competitive. He was by no means a gracious winner and definitely not a good loser. His favorite saying was, “show me a good loser and I’ll show you a loser.” He loved to win and would rub it in your face when he did. Holler and moan when he didn’t. In private he would just laugh. He said, “They love beating ol’ Tim. It makes it fun for them.” That was my Tim, always giving. Whether it be a smile, money, or a helping hand, he was the most generous man I’ve ever known. On more than one occasion he would come home broke because he had given all his money away to someone in need. He called me one day from work and told me I would need to bring him money for lunch. He had given his last $40 to a stranger that didn’t have any money and needed a part for his car. This was my husband. He was a hardworking, completely devoted, generous and a faithful life and love partner. Emma said it best, “Papaw takes care of his girls”. And he did. He literally gave his life trying to take care of his girls. Visitation will be held Saturday, July 18, 2020 from 3:00-5:00pm at Dixie Highway Christian Center, 5287 S Dixie Hwy, Franklin, OH 45005. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 5:00 pm at the church with Pastor Dave Bowling officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dixie Highway Christian Center, 5287 South Dixie Highway, Franklin, OH 45005. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.bakerstevensparramore.com.
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