James Adkins

James “Jim” Harvey Adkins, 58, of Mansfield, passed peacefully on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at his home with his wife, Robin, by his side.

Jim was born on November 11, 1956 in South Charleston, West Virginia. He was the son of William J. and Hazel B. (Harris) Adkins. Jim was a welder for 41 years. He loved doing woodworking and made so many things for so many people. Jim always put his trademark - a heart - on each piece that he made. He also collected anything that had to do with Native American Indians. Everyone loved Jim because he had a heart of gold.

Jim is survived by his wife of 23 years, Rhonda “Robin” Hicks, whom he married on November 11, 1991. Robin was the love of his life and Jim was the love of her life. Also surviving are a daughter, Collena (Roger) Morris of West Virginia; two step-sons, Kenny and Steven; a step-granddaughter, Khloe; three siblings, William (Bonnie) Adkins, Kathy (Mark) Perry and Donald Adkins all of Mansfield; niece, Emily Adkins, which he referred to as “Lu Lu”; and of course, his cat, Monster.

Jim also leaves behind his extended family from the Coon Hunter’s Club of Richland County of which he loved being a member of since 2006. In 2013, he made the finals in the United States Championship.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, William and Hazel Adkins; an infant sister, Debra Ann Adkins; his father-in-law, Chester E. Hicks; and mother-in-law, Inez Pearl Hicks.

In honor of Jim’s wishes, there will be no funeral services.

Online condolences may be made at www.wernergompf.com.

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