Roger Adkins, age 50, of Somerset, passed away on January 1, 2016, at his residence.

Roger was born on August 26, 1965, in Sandusky, Ohio, to the late Milton Adkins and Alberta Jordan Adkins Blevins. He was a self-employed mechanic. Roger married Melena Whitaker on October 4, 1996. He enjoyed farming, fishing and hunting. Roger loved spending time with his grandchildren. He was of the Pentecostal faith.

He is survived by his wife, Melena; his sons, Roger Sanchez, of Columbus, Ohio, Neal Adkins, of Sidney, Ohio, and Joseph Mosley, of Somerset; daughters, Christina Adkins, of Columbus, Ohio, Amber Whitaker, of Somerset, Summer Mosley, of Somerset, Savanna Whitaker (and Jeremy Hall), of Cambridge, Ohio, Kayla (and Austin) Thompson, of Mt. Vernon, and Shelby Whitaker (and Dustin Mayfield), of Somerset; his brothers, Millard Adkins, of Norwalk, Ohio, Hobert (and Pam) Adkins, of Pennsylvania, and Bobby Adkins, of Lorain, Ohio; sisters, Connie Hatfield, Patsy Mosley, Annie (and Johnny) Tackett, and Kathy (and Cecil) Jasper, all of Willard, Ohio, Nancy (and Tony) Agresta, of Tennessee, Becky (and Jimmy) Hall, of McDowell, Linda Gayheart, of Grethel, and Betty (and Leroy) Gibson, of Lorain, Ohio; twenty grandchildren.; and three very special friends, Rachel Coomer, Steve Glover and Jim Blomquist.

Roger is preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Harlen Adkins and Charles Adkins; his sisters, Lilly Sue Adkins and Clara Marie Adkins; and his grandson, Dusty Mayfield.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, after 5:00 p.m., in Bethany Baptist Church.

The funeral service will be on Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at 1:00 p.m., at Bethany Baptist Church, with Bro. David Hawk officiating.

Burial will be in the Whitaker Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to the Roger Adkins Memorial Fund.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.