WARREN – James R. “Dick” Adgate, 90, a well-known florist from Warren, Ohio passed away at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, following a lengthy illness.
He was born Sept. 10, 1921, in Salina, Kansas, the son of the late David U. and Agnes (Cunningham) Adgate.
A lifetime Warren area resident, Dick was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and a U.S. Coast Guard veteran of World War II.
On July 29, 1944, he married Betty L. (Shaver) and in 1956 they co-founded Dick Adgate Florist, which at one time had seven locations in Ohio and Florida.
He was a well-respected businessman and was still working when his health would allow him.
He was a member of the Warren Rotary Club, the Exchange Club, and was active with FTD and the Ohio State Florist Association. He was a longtime member of the Howland Community Church, where he served as deacon and Elder.
Dick enjoyed tennis, golf, fishing, and loved dancing with his wife.
He was preceded in death by Betty on April 17, 2006, after 61 years of marriage; by two brothers, William and Herbert; a sister, Katherine McFall; and by a daughter-in-law, Susan Adgate.
He will be deeply missed by his children, Jean M, Friend and husband Ronald of Champion, William “Bill” Adgate and wife Peggi of Tampa, Florida and David R. Adgate of Ft. Myers, Fla.; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles “Chuck” Adgate and wife Helen of Howland, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at the Roberts-Clark Chapel, where friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday.
Interment will be at Crown Hill Burial Park.
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