|Birth: ||May 13, 1922|
|Death: ||Jan. 7, 2012|
William "Bill" Harrison Adams, 89, McLeansboro, died 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at Shawnee Christian Nursing Home, Herrin.
Mr. Adams was a retired truck driver and mechanic and was also a driver for Harre Ambulance Service for several years.
He was born May 13, 1922, in Franklin County to Benjamin Harrison Adams and Nora Edith Brake.
Bill and his wife, Helen Gene (Lowery) Adams, were married Dec. 17, 1973, in Benton; she died Jan. 9, 2004.
Masonic services were conducted during the visitation Monday evening at Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro.
The funeral was Tuesday at Harre Funeral Home with the Rev. Ken Cook officiating.
Burial was at IOOF Cemetery, McLeansboro, with American Legion Post 106 and the military honors team of Marion according graveside military rites.
Bill was a Southern Baptist minister at First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, Sebring, Fla., and a member of First General Baptist Church, McLeansboro
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of Polk Lodge 137 AF & AM, Scottish Rites Bodies and Hadi Shrine Temple, Evansville, Ind.
Survivors include one son, William Leslie Adams and wife Rose of Benton; two stepsons, Steve Huggins and wife Pam of Branson, Mo., and Greg Huggins and wife Robyn of McLeansboro; two stepdaughters, Debra Campbell and husband Gary of McLeansboro and Denita Reed and husband Bill of McLeansboro; one sister, Mary Metheney of Benson, Ariz.; three grandchildren, Lee Adams and wife Joyce of Dahlgren, Brian Adams of Dahlgren and Annette Farthing of McLeansboro; four great-grandchildren, Mackenzie and Hunter Adams and Dakota and Alexandria Farthing; 12 stepgrandchildren; 26 great-stepgrandchildren; several nephews and nieces; a special friend; and best pal Teddy, his dog.
In addition to his wife, Bill was preceded in death by his parents; one infant son; three sisters, Lorena Williams, Beulah Tate and one infant sister, Francis; and one nephew.
Helen Gene Lowery Adams (1929 - 2004)
Odd Fellows Cemetery
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Record added: Jan 08, 2012
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