Joe Michael Adkins, age 70, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Adena of Chillicothe. He was born Oct. 26, 1948 in Gallipolis, Ohio to the late Billy Joe and Margaret Ellen (Gray) Adkins.

 He is survived by three sisters: Pam (Danny) McNeal, Paula Chapman, and Jolene (Jeff) Elcess, all of Oak Hill, Ohio; two brothers, Dean Adkins and Owen (Debbie) Adkins, all of Oak Hill, Ohio; 10 nieces and nephews; as well as numerous other family members and friends.

 In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepdad, Oscar Adkins.

 Per his wishes, private graveside services will be held at Bethel Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to