Forest Bernard Adkins, 77, of Lancaster, passed away March 12, 2010 at the Pickering House. He was born May 26, 1932 in Lincoln Co., West Virginia and was the son of the late Aaron and Alma (Simpkins) Adkins.
Forest was ordained as a minister in 1974 at Wolfpen Church of Christ in Wayne Co., West Virginia and served as an associate pastor at the Church of Christ in Branchland, West Virginia. He and his wife Bessie attended Circleville Church of Christ. He also was a machinist millwright and retired from Techni-Glass in Columbus.
He is survived by his wife, Bessie Lee Adkins; sons, Bernard Lee (Judi) Adkins of Amanda and Kevin Adkins of Columbus; daughter, Minnette (Richard) Steele of Chillicothe; granddaughters, Carla (Blake) Craft of Germany, Brandy and Terra Adkins both of Amanda; great granddaughter, Aysha Craft; three step grandchildren and ten step great grandchildren; three brothers, three sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter and one brother.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at the TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME in Amanda with Pastors Jack Able and Donald "Smokey" Hager officiating. Burial will follow in Franklin Hills Memory Gardens, Canal Winchester. Friends may call from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family would like contributions be made to FairHope hospice in Bernard's memory.