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David H. Adkins, Jr.

December 25, 1951 - January 17, 2022

David H. Adkins, Jr., age 70, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, January 17, 2022.

Born in Wilmington, DE on December 25, 1951, he was the son of the late David H. Sr. and Doris L. (Shaw) Adkins.  He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Lorraine Jane (Janko) Adkins; children, Justin Adkins and Kimberly Adkins and her spouse Michael Williams; grandchildren, Christopher, Brandon, Alayna, Madison, and Ariana; and his 4-legged buddy, Germany.

David worked as a computer programmer at the University of Delaware for over 25 years.  After retirement, you could always expect to find him on his home computer looking for business ventures and health products for himself and his family.  In life, David strived to embody the spirit of his favorite book, The Way of the Peaceful Warrior, allowing him to, in turn, share his perspectives on inner peace and spiritual enlightenment.  He was always quick to share a joke or funny quip, leaving you with a smile even if you didn’t realize you needed it.  Nothing brought more joy to David than his grandchildren.  He took the time to create unique and special relationships with each one, respecting them as individuals and providing them with guidance on how to be kind, loving people, which is exactly who their Poppop was.

A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in David’s memory to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023 or online by clicking here.

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  • Lorraine and family please accept our condolences. I know Dave will be dearly missed by all of you.

  • Dear Lorraine and family, I’m so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. How so very sad for your grandchildren to not have their pop-pop see them grow up. ❤️😘🙏

  • We are so very sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace 🙏 our prayers are with you.

  • We love you poppop! You’ll be missed.

  • Dear Lorraine,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Kim and Justin, and the rest of your family. My hope is that your happy memories of your life together with David will bring you peace and comfort. I especially hope that reminiscing about him with your kids and grandkids will bring you joy, strengthen the bond of love that you share, and keep his memory alive throughout many future generations. Please accept my deepest sympathy and sincere condolences.

  • Lorraine, Kim and Chris and family I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family always.

  • It saddens me to hear of Dave’s passing. he was a sweet man who did truly love his family dearly. I hope the entire family can have some peace in knowing that he is looking over you all.