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Jimmie R. Adkins

Jimmie R. Adkins

November 10, 1948~August 26, 2023

Jimmie Ray Adkins (74) was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on the morning of August 26th, 2023, he went peacefully in his sleep.
Left to cherish his memory, his wife Glenda Gail (Davis) Adkins. His siblings: Tommie (Jackie) Adkins and Marilyn (Jerry) Pendergrass. His children (3): Lisa Lamprecht, Heather (Pat) McAnnally, Jimmie Adkins II (Heather Herring). Grandchildren (7): Randell (Laura) Lamprecht, Emilee (Hunter) Binek, Shalyn Adkins (Wyatt Hunter), Matthew (Ali) Lamprecht, Luke (Alexis) McAnnally, Ethan Romanelli, Trenton Trotter, Sutton Adkins. Great grandchildren: Scarlett Lamprecht, Kate Binek. Jimmie was preceded in death by his parents and son in law Brian Lamprecht.
He was the middle child of Earl Leslie Adkins and Evelyn Marie (Clark) Adkins born in Jacksonville, Fl on November 10th, 1948. He spoke about going down to Treaty Oak and playing tag with his buddies running along the tree branches as a child. He was passionate about Dodge and Chrysler vehicles and if you ever had a conversation with him there’s no doubt, he told you about his 1973 Dodge Challenger. On September 30th, 1968, he joined the United States Air Force where for the next 4 years he served at Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis, NM as an Avionics System Specialist. When he left the Air Force he moved back to Jacksonville, FL where he began his career with Seaboard Coastline/CSX where he worked for almost 35 years before retirement where his nickname was Deadbolt. While working at CSX he also took training by mail and taught himself locksmithing and started his own company Adkins Lock and Key where he used the verse John 3:16 as that is the KEY verse to eternal life. He was a faithful member at Old Plank Road Baptist Church for nearly 40 years where he ran the sound system for many years as well as serving as the Awana Director and made many lifelong friendships along the way. He spent over 35 years organizing and promoting the annual Adkins family reunion. Family was the most important thing to him; he created a family tree that dated back to 1785 when the Adkins family came over from Ireland.
Services will be held at Old Plank Road Baptist Church on September 6th, 2023. Viewing will be from 9:30PM-10:30AM, Service 10:30AM. After the service lunch will be provided. At approx. 12:45PM we will move to Jacksonville National Cemetery for graveside service and military honors at 2:00PM sharp.

Funeral Service

Old Plank Baptist Church

  • September 06, 2023
  • 10:30 AM
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  • 8964 Old Plank Road
    Florida 32220


Old Plank Baptist Church

  • September 06, 2023
  • 9:30 AM -10:30 AM
  • Email Details
  • 8964 Old Plank Road
    Florida 32220


Jacksonville National Cemetery

  • September 06, 2023
  • 2:00 PM
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  • 4083 Lannie Road
    Florida 32218


Randell lamprecht

August 29, 2023, 12:39 pm

Love you papa

Patricia Pontore

August 29, 2023, 4:14 pm

Glenda and family, sorry for your loss. Pat Pontore

Cynthia Faulkner

August 29, 2023, 7:10 pm

So very sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers for Glenda and the family.

Angela Gilley

August 29, 2023, 7:42 pm

Prayers to all the family and friends.

Linda Barrow

August 29, 2023, 8:08 pm

Glenda and Family I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Will miss seeing Jim at church. Sending Love, prayers and hugs. ❤️🙏🏼🙏🏼

Joyce DeBoyd

August 30, 2023, 9:14 am

We have been praying since we heard the news. Bro. Jim was faithful in attendance at OPRBC and we enjoyed seeing him. He always had a smile on his face and a story to tell us. He will be greatly missed. We love you Sis Glenda and are here for you. Xoxo, Bruce & Joyce DeBoyd

Joyce Thomas Lovin

August 30, 2023, 11:40 am

Glenda good morning , I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear husband !!! My love and prayers are with you as you have to take this journey !!’ My heart hurts for you !!!

Scott/Vikki Pearce

August 31, 2023, 9:24 am

Glenda, praying that God will work in a mighty way. Brother Jim will be missed but celebrating with Jesus. Love in Christ Scott and Vikki Pearce

Gail Higgs

September 1, 2023, 11:48 am

Glenda again, I’m so sorry for your loss. I have much empathy for what you are going through. God is good though, and He will give you strength and comfort along the way. I admire the way you have been such a Godly, faithful caregiver to Jim for a long time. I love you and your precious family, and I will continue to pray for each of you.❤️🙏🏼

Donald Johnston

September 1, 2023, 3:30 pm

Love you Brother. Until we meet in Heaven

Wendy Simpson

September 1, 2023, 5:23 pm

Will miss him but know he is up in heaven with daddy. Love you all.

Ben and Jan Turner

September 1, 2023, 7:57 pm

Glenda, We were sorry to hear about Mr. Jim, passing our prayers for you and your family. 🙏🙏❤️💕

Charlene Taylor

September 4, 2023, 5:08 pm

Glenda so sorry for your loss praying for you and your family Love you Charlene Taylor

Denise Thomas

September 6, 2023, 10:23 am

Glenda so sorry to hear about Jim. We’re praying for you and your family. Darrell and Denise Thomas

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