Animals Pets 13

Richard Allen Adkins

October 12, 1961 ~ January 10, 2024 (age 62) 62 Years Old

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Richard Allen, Adkins, Jr., 62, of Flatwoods, passed away January 10, 2024, in the Southern Ohio Medical Center Hospice. He was also known lovingly as “Itchy Ray”.

Rick was born October 12, 1961, in Ashland, to the late Richard and Betty Johnson Adkins.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one brother, Rodney Keith Adkins.

Richard worked for Shaw Flooring as a production manager for over 20 years and worked for Pennington’s Food Fair as well. He was an exceptional guitar player as well as a published author. He wrote and published two books, “Freddy ‘Fraidy Cat” and “The Life of Itchy Ray”, both available on Amazon. He was a talented artist, creating the illustration for his books and comics, himself. He also enjoyed hobby crafting, making model ships for his friends and family. He was a selfless man and tried to make life easier for his family. Rick also held a love for animals and had dreams of opening a shelter to care for stray cats.

He is survived by one sister, Leigh Ann (Don) Rister and her son, Nick; one brother, Timothy Adkins, and his daughter, Brooklyn; his girlfriend, Angie Davis; along with a host of other close family and friends.

A memorial service to be announced.

Carman Funeral Home is caring for arrangements.


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