YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Troy C. Adkins, 26 of Youngstown, departed this life on Saturday, August 26, 2023 unexpectedly.

Troy Chico “Lunch Box” Adkins was born January 6, 1997 in Youngstown, Ohio. the son of Tracie Gilmore and Troy Xavier Adkins.

Troy was a kind, intelligent, loving, family oriented man who loved laughing, making jokes and was very outgoing. As a child Troy enjoyed playing football, riding bikes, exploring the woods and nature. His favorite insects were spiders and grasshoppers. Growing up, Troy took pride in helping raise and taking care of his siblings. He was a part of the Redmen Little League football team. Troy enjoyed rapping, writing, listening to music,going on road trips, walking trails and fishing. He was always on the go. He also loved a good meal and “giggle”. Troy was a diehard Cleveland Browns fan. Troy received a certificate of excellence from Damascus. He loved spending time with all of his loved ones, especially his nieces and nephews. He made sure to check up on everyone even when he couldn’t see them physically. He was always there for everybody whenever they needed a shoulder. If Troy was in the room you knew the whole room was laughing and smiling with his chunky cheeks. He made sure to get his pictures and videos with everyone. Troy was a lovable and loving teddy bear, who loved to shower everyone in hugs.

He leaves to cherish his memories his parents; his Godmother, Sherry Jackson; siblings, Trinity (Carroll Braxton) Harris, Destiny Rozier, Heaven, Keneen, Stacee Harris and JayQuan Lighting, all of Youngstown and Austin Adkins; nephews and nieces, Carmelo, Cameron, Cassidy, Keneen, Jr., Ja’kari, Ja’nia, Ava and Avary, all of whom he helped rear; favorite aunts, Stacie Gilmore and Sherese Tomlin, both of Youngstown; favorite uncles, Mark and Dewayne Cochrane; cousin, Keyasia Duval and Fatz and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Savion Gilmore; grandparents, Perle Gilmore, Arthur Gilmore, Lee Roy Cochrane, Sr., George “Chuck” Adkins, Sr. and Barbara Gail Adkins; uncles, Keith A. Cochrane and Guillermo David Padgett; aunt, Gwendolyn Adkins and cousins, Shaquala Hopkins, Keyontae Shavers and Keymonie Dubose.

Funeral service will be at 12:00 Noon on Friday, September 8, 2023 at the F. D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. – 12 Noon prior to the service.

We are honored and grateful for the Adkins Family for choosing us to care for their bereavement needs.

A television tribute will air Thursday, September 7 at the following approximate times: 5:17 a.m. on WKBN, 8:39 a.m. on FOX, 5:21 p.m. on WYTV and 6:35 p.m. on MyYTV. Video will be posted here the day of airing.