THE VILLAGES, FL: Donald M. Adams, age 88, passed away Friday, July 20, 2012 surrounded by his loving family at Cornerstone Hospice, The Villages, Florida.
He was born February 19, 1924 in Marion, Ohio to the late Leslie and Vergie Adams.
Donald served in World War II in the Merchant Marines transporting supplies to 14 foreign countries from 1943-1946. After returning from the war, he worked with his father in The Leslie E. Adams Lumber Company, and later took over the farming operation in LaRue and Marion County. With a gift for skilled carpentry he was the owner of Adams Cabinet Shop building homes and custom cabinets in the Marion area.
Mr. Adams is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Betty; son, Larry (Carol) Adams of Dublin, Ohio; daughter, Rebecca (Larry) France of Denver, Colorado; grandchildren, Steven (Kristi) Adams of Wisconsin, Stephanie (Dan) Ward of Marion, Brian (Melissa) France and Cory (Jessica) France both of Colorado; 13 great grandchildren; sisters, Loretta Murphy and Janet Kramp both of Marion and Martha (Dean) Dillery of Michigan.
Donald was preceded in death by brother, Frederick Adams and sister, Reva.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday August 15, 2012 at 1:00 PM at the LaRue United Methodist Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Riley Powell. Burial in the LaRue Cemetery. .
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