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Gary Allen Adkins

October 15, 1966 ~ April 19, 2021 (age 54)


Gary A. Adkins, age 54 of Lewis Center died Monday, April 19, 2021 unexpectedly at home. He was born on October 15, 1966 in Mount Gilead to the late Paul and Sharon (Foust) Adkins.

Gary was a graduate of Cardington-Lincoln High School with the Class of 1985 and the Columbus Police Academy. He was a policeman for the Columbus Police Department for 27 years.

Gary loved being with his wife and kids, football, watching John Wayne movies, and playing pool with his family.

On September 25, 1993 in Cardington, Gary married Stephanie Walker who survives in Lewis Center.

In addition to his wife, Gary is survived by his daughter, Ellie (Wes Lindenmuth) Adkins of San Diego, CA, son, Ethan Adkins of Bexley, nephew, Marcus Adkins and numerous extended family members.

In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death by his brother Paul "Chip" Adkins.

Friends may call on Friday, April 23, 2021 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at Gompf Funeral Home, 440 Center Street in Cardington. After the visitation hours there will be a F.O.P. Service. The funeral service will be held Saturday, April 24, 2021 at the funeral home at 10:00 AM. Following the service, the burial will take place in the Marengo Cemetery with Full Police Honors by the Columbus Police Department Honor Guard.

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Public Viewing
April 23, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Gompf Funeral Home
440 Center Street
Cardington, OH 43315

Funeral Service
April 24, 2021

10:00 AM
Gompf Funeral Home
440 Center Street
Cardington, OH 43315

April 24, 2021

Marengo Cemetery
1549 County Road 26
Marengo, OH 43334

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