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Morris Howard Adkins

Service Date: July 1, 2020
Visitation Info: Linnemann Funeral Home Erlanger
Interment Info: Highland Cemetery
Service Info: Linnemann Funeral Home Erlanger
Service Info

Morris Howard Adkins, 79, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at St Elizabeth Hospital in Florence KY. Morris worked for Ford Motor Company for 4o years and was an Army Veteran. He was a very proud paratrooper serving in the 82nd Airborne who had combat in the Dominican Republic during their Civil War in the ’60s. He was preceded in death by his wife Joyce Adkins, brothers A.C. Adkins, Earl Adkins, Dennis Adkins, Milas “Mac” Adkins and sister’s Ruby Ridenour, and Alma Ruth Neff. Survivors include his sons Morris (Angela) Adkins Jr., Adam (Lauren) Adkins and Gary Marlow, brother George (Carol) Adkins, long time partner Carol Wenger, grandchildren Jacob, Ashley, Matthew, Chloe, Isla, Easton, Derek, and great-grandchildren Jackson and McKenzie. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and close friends. Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 1, 2020, from 9am to 11am with funeral services to follow at Linnemann Funeral Homes in Erlanger. Burial will be held at Highland Cemetery in Ft Mitchell KY. Online condolences can be made at

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Linnemann Funeral Home Erlanger

30 Commonwealth Avenue
11:00 am

Linnemann Funeral Home Erlanger

30 Commonwealth Avenue

Highland Cemetery

Address: 2167 Dixie Hwy Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Linnemann Event Center

1940 Burlington Pike

A reception will follow at the Linnemann Event Center.


We are sorry to hear of your Father’s passing Morris. Praying for you and your family for comfort and peace. Much love, Amy, James, and Adam.

Heartfelt Sympathy

You have our most heartfelt sympathy during this time of loss. Morris Jr. spoke very highly of his father during the years we have known him. Our family’s prayers go out to your family for comfort and healing during this difficult time. – Michael Butler, Jr. and family

Prayers in your time of loss.

Many heartfelt prayers for your family, for your loss. May God comfort you and give you peace. Sincerely, Michelle Anthes Jacksonville, FL

My Hero

How lucky I am to have known you. You are my hero, my best friend, and I will always love you because you loved me, and I will miss you forever.
Carol Wenger

To A Best Friend

Morris and I have been the best of Friends since the early sixties. Both of us served on active duty with the US Army. Morris was stationed at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina with the 82nd Airborne Division while I was in Special Forces Training Group there. We got together several times while we were at Bragg. It was always good to be with him. He was discharged around the same time I graduated and assigned to 5th Group in Vietnam. When I returned home and discharged, Morris was the first pal I contacted. He was something special!! We both joined the 11th Special Forces Group of the US Army Reserves and did a lot of training together for the many years that followed. Morris was always upbeat and full of humor, and it rubbed off on all of us. I could relate many more stories of the good times we shared, but suffice it to say, He is loved and will be missed. I know that he is now with our Lord God and Savior in Heaven.
Dan Vinson


Thanks to you for being a friend when I needed one. Memories go back many years when we were all growing up in Mountain Ash, Ky.


Rest easy Warrior, we have the watch


RIP Morris and a special thank you for being so kind to my sister. She’ll never find a better man than you were to her.
Judy Wenger