He was born on Sept. 11, 1948, in Wheeling, the son of the late Mearl J. and Margaret (West) Adams.
Mr. Adams was a 1968 graduate of Wellsburg High School. He retired in 2012 from Eagle Manufacturing in Wellsburg. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, where he served from 1968 – 1970.
He was a member of the Moose Lodge #1564 and the Masonic Lodge #2 in Wellsburg.
He enjoyed hunting and being outdoors. His favorite pastime was making memories with his family, especially his grandchildren and relaxing at their cabin in Franklin.
On Sept.5, 1970, he married Rose Elva “Rosie” (Huffman) Adams, who survives.
In addition to his wife, he leaves behind to cherish his memory three sons, Mark Adams (Melody) and Travis Adams, all of Wellsburg and Brian Adams (Amanda Simmons) of Franklin; three grandsons, Andrew, Alex, and Zander Adams; a sister, Kay Junura (John) of New Cumberland; and several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday at the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin with Willard Huffman officiating. Interment was in Cedar Hill Cemetery with military honors conducted by the U.S. Navy.
Memories and words of comfort may be left at www.basagic.com or on Facebook at Basagic Funeral Home.