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Homer Drew Adkins Obituary
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Homer Drew Adkins of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, who passed away on February 21, 2023, at the age of 94, leaving to mourn family and friends. Family and friends are welcome to leave their condolences on this memorial page and share them with the family.
He was loved and cherished by many people including : his parents, Gordon Lindsay Adkins and Belva Lea Gaylor Adkins; his wife Peggy; his children, Alan and Linda Adkins McBrearty (Joseph); his grandsons, Austin Ponce (Diana Lowrie) and Christian Ponce (Nicolette Manilla Ponce); his great grandchildren, Zaedyn Ponce and Liam Ponce; his extended family, Audrey, James and Daniel Byrd; and also Homer. He was also cherished by nieces & nephews.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 2nd 2023 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Robertsville Baptist Church (251 Robertsville Rd, Oak Ridge, TN 37830). A funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 2nd 2023 at 7:00 PM at the same location. A burial will be held on Friday, March 3rd 2023 at 11:00 AM at the Campbell County Memorial Gardens (745 Towe String Rd, Jacksboro, TN 37757).
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Homer D. Adkins Science Scholarship Fund C/O The American Museum of Science & Energy at 115 E Main Street, Oak Ridge, TN 37830 or at amse.org.