Kyle Adkins

June 2, 1957 - April 4, 2017
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Kyle W. Adkins, 59, of Port Washington, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, April 4, 2017 in Trinity Hospital Twin City at Dennison, Ohio.

Born at Columbus, Ohio on June 2, 1957, Kyle is a son of Bill and Ruth (Vanhoose) Adkins of Port Washington.

At an early age, the family relocated to California where Kyle graduated f…

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Kyle W. Adkins, 59, of Port Washington, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, April 4, 2017 in Trinity Hospital Twin City at Dennison, Ohio.

Born at Columbus, Ohio on June 2, 1957, Kyle is a son of Bill and Ruth (Vanhoose) Adkins of Port Washington.

At an early age, the family relocated to California where Kyle graduated from Rowland High School. A passion for go-kart racing turned into a lifelong hobby and career for Kyle. His father began Adkins Speed Center, a go-kart engine building and repair shop while in California and relocated the company to Ohio after the purchase of a go-kart raceway in Port Washington. In his younger years, Kyle’s skill as a driver earned him a name throughout the industry. He later moved on to coaching race drivers and of course maintained a busy schedule as a builder, eventually bringing his son, Brandon, alongside him in the family business.

When not involved with something kart related, Kyle enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, Kyle will be deeply missed by his wife of 33 years, the former Sheryl Nord whom he married on October 11, 1983; his son, Brandon Adkins of Canton; his grandchildren, Kinley and Cruz Adkins; two sisters, Joan and Cheryl and numerous nieces and nephews.

Kyle was preceded in death by his brother, Tony Adkins.

A gathering of family and friends is being planned for a later date. Cremation care has been conducted by Geib’s Tuscarawas Valley Crematory.

Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of Kyle by visiting the funeral home’s website at


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Born: June 2, 1957
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George Felton posted on 4/13/17

R.I.P. Kyle


Steve Hamer posted on 4/8/17

So sorry to hear this news. All my best to the family.


Donald & Florence Opphile posted on 4/7/17

Sheryl,We are so sorry for your loss,prayers for you and your family. Donald & Florence Opphile


The Ferris Family posted on 4/7/17

Our deepest condolences to the Adkins Family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this very sad time. Kyle was always there for the Ferris boys, we will miss him.


Laurel Kissel posted on 4/6/17

So so sorry for your loss. He was such a great guy. My prayers go out to your family.


Rob Voska posted on 4/6/17

Boxing had Ali. Karting had Adkins. The greatest! Dude.......


Jami Roth posted on 4/6/17

Brandon, so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time. Travis, Jami & Kash Roth


Paul Martin posted on 4/6/17

My deepest condolences to the Adkins family.


Codalata Family posted on 4/6/17

Keeping you in our prayers Sheryl, Brandon and family. "Goodbye is not forever. When you lived your life for others and you loved without condition. When you made so many laugh and your smile won't be forgotten. When you left behind an empty place that no one else can fill. When the friendships that you shared long to be renewed. When you built your life on hope and fulfilled it every day, the footprints that you left behind will bring us face to face. So, goodbye is not forever, you're only steps away..." until we meet again.


Mike McKnight posted on 4/6/17

RIP Kyle, we will miss you.


Bill Jones posted on 4/6/17

Kyle was one that i read about when i joined WKA at 16 years old. i was a 4 cycle racer in south, but Kyle, Dismore, Pruit, Treader were always idols. Prayers.


Mark Erpelding posted on 4/6/17

Sorry for your loss. Kyle was a great guy. An Ambassador to the sport. He will be missed by many.. A friend to all.. Race in Peace ....


Doug Ziegler posted on 4/6/17

A good frend whom I know will be misssed by A lot of folks. Including The Zieglers Doug Brenda Curt Amanda


Marcus Malcuit posted on 4/6/17

rest in peace my dear friend


Bud and Jeff Snelling posted on 4/6/17

We have been friends and friendly competitors for many years and our re-established relationship the last couple of years had been especially memorable. We are going to miss you Kyle.


Steve Calabrese posted on 4/6/17

I am sorry for your loss and although I never knew Kyle personally I knew him threw the Karting world and always looked up to him and aspired to one day be like him. God bless


Marcia A Steed Clarkston posted on 4/5/17

So Sorry for your loss, Sheryl..


Pete Michel posted on 4/5/17

Sorry for your loss, one of the greats in the sport, RIP Kyle


Doug Stokes posted on 4/5/17

This guy was one of the best ever Kart racers, but more than that he was always there helping the kids who were younger than him to get good on a Kart. His family gave a lot to to the sport ... He'll be missed.


Renee posted on 4/5/17

He always came in to Subway always had a smile on his face he is a really nice guy rip Kyle u are missed by all the subway girls prayers to his family and friends


Brenda Arnold posted on 4/5/17

Kyle was one of our best customer in Newcomerstown Subway Enjoyed talking to him when he came in on Fridays So sorry for your loss he was a really nice guy


Barbara Carr posted on 4/5/17

Sheryl, Brandon and Family our Deepest Sympathies to you all. Kyle was a wonderful Mentor and friend to our son. The world of Karting has lost the Best. And we have lost a Great friend. God Bless and give you Peace. RIP Kyle. Tom Carr Family....


Steve & Jeannie Casey posted on 4/5/17

So sorry for your loss. Praying you find comfort and peace.


April Snyder posted on 4/5/17

I will miss your big smile and that laugh and hearing you call me April Jones. Brandon and Sheryl... I love you guys and can't wait to hug you both


lynn haddock posted on 4/5/17

RIP My old friend


Jean Stafford posted on 4/5/17

I'm so sorry for your loss. I knew aKyle as a junior racer when my son raced. We competed in the 1969 and 1971 IKF Nationals at G&J Kartway in Camden. Kyle was a formidable competitor and a welcome addition to the Karting family. He will be missed by many who knew him. Jean Stafford Stafford's Mini-Center. Owner


Kevin Brumbaugh posted on 4/5/17

I am incredibly shocked and sad to learn the world has lost Kyle. Without a doubt Kyle was one of the best friends I ever had. I wouldn't trade the good times we shared at and away from the track for anything. Sheryl, Brandon, Bill, Ruth you have my utmost condolences. Kyle will be missed but never forgotten. Kevin Brumbaugh


Joyce kirk posted on 4/5/17

My wonderful brother Inlaw may you Rest In Peace . We will all be together in gods glory


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Kathy Huston posted on 4/5/17

Sheryl, I'm so sorry to read this. Our prayers are with you and your family.