Our History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

The Adkins family opened Adkins Funeral Home over a decade ago to provide a much-needed service to the Enon area.  Walter and Sheri Adkins were honored and humbled by the manner in which the Enon community welcomed and supported their business from the very beginning.  In the years since, they have endeavored to earn the respect and patronage of the community they appreciate and enjoy.  As a family owned business, Adkins Funeral Home is able to treat every family and every situation with the personal consideration it deserves.  While we know we are not able to lessen the grief one feels at the time of loss, we are committed to easing the burdens and responsibilities that result from losing a loved one.  We do not take it upon ourselves to sway or pressure any family into services or merchandise they don’t need or want.  Every family is unique in their preferences, choices and beliefs.  You can rest assured that our goal is to guide you through the options available, listen to your needs, and then honor your wishes once you’ve made them. 

Our Valued Staff

Walter Adkins

Walter Adkins, Owner/Funeral Diector/Embalmer

Walter Adkins brings over a quarter-century of experience in the funeral industry to his business, beginning with his active service in the U.S. Army. He entered the army at age 17 to become a Grave Registrationist (the Army’s equivalent to an embalmer) and was stationed at the Armed Forces Mortuary in Frankfort, Germany from 1986-1989. He continued his service to his country in the Army Reserves as he attended Marshall University in Huntington, W.V., where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree. After serving an apprenticeship at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home in St. Albans, W.V. for one year, Walter gained his final diploma for Funeral Service and Embalming from Mid-America College of Funeral Service in 1994. He is licensed in Ohio and his native West Virginia, working for several firms in both states before venturing out on his own in 2003 to open Adkins Funeral Home in Enon.

Mr. Adkins is deeply dedicated to the families who have entrusted him with their final arrangements. He believes in personalizing every service to honor the life it is meant to represent. No request is too big or too small to escape his consideration.

Though nothing supersedes his devotion to the families who have chosen Adkins Funeral Home, Walter’s service to his community is important to him as well. Walter has been an officer and/or trustee for the Enon Area Historical Society for the past decade, volunteering his time, as well as sponsoring most all of their events. He has overseen the Enon Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Santa’s Arrival, sponsoring many of the particulars for those festivities for several years. He is a member of the Masonic Lodge in Yellow Springs, Ohio and regularly volunteers for various community organizations, such as Elderly United and Greenon Local Schools. Walter not only sponsors many local youth sporting leagues, he has volunteered his time to coach as well.

Mr. Adkins would be honored to discuss his background, his beliefs and/or his business practices with you at any time.

Sheri Adkins

Sheri Adkins, Owner/Funeral Associate

Sheri Adkins, Walter's wife of 20 years, is a native of Mad River Township and, like her father, a graduate of Greenon High School. She is proud to be from the small, close-knit Enon area. As a cosmetologist, Sheri is the in-house beautician for families who do not have a personal stylist in mind for this detail. Sheri fills many roles for Adkins Funeral Home, from greeting guests at the door to working in the office and dusting the furniture. In a family-owned business, there are many hats to wear and Sheri has learned to juggle them all. Together, Walter and Sheri have dedicated their life to serving the families who choose Adkins Funeral Home. They are devoted to their children, active in their church and involved in local community organizations.