William E. Adams, 75, Miami, passed away at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2005 at his residence.
He was born June 14, 1929 in Center to Paul and Mary R. (McCauley) Adams. He married Patricia Rusert Adams on June 9, 1984 in Peru. She survives.
Adams retired from Haynes-International in 1980 after 30 years of service in management. He then obtained his real estate license, and was associated with and a president of the Howard County Board of Realtors for 15 years.
He served in the U.S. Army and Air Force during World War II, and was a member of the Bass Anglers Fishing Club. He was an avid fisherman. He was also an instructor for the kids fishing clinic in Kokomo for many years.
Survivors besides his wife include two daughters, Regina Bryant, Kokomo, and Melanie Adams, Dayton, Ohio; a step-son, Richard Gasaway, Bunker Hill; a step-daughter, Laura Handy and husband Sam, Macy; three grandsons, Brandon Irvin, Quinton Bryant and wife Jennifer, and Nathan Vega and wife Kim; a great-grandson, Cooper Bryant; three step-grandchildren, Dennis Gasaway and Michael and Elizabeth Morier; two foster grandchildren, Ana and Leo; two brothers, John C. Adams and wife Sue, Burlington, and Richard Adams and wife Eva, Lakeland, Fla.; a sister, Jane Blevins, Katy, Texas; a half-sister, Kay Richardson, Greentown; two special girls, Buttercup and Peggy Sue; and a special fishing friend, Douglas Yoder.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, one brother and his parents.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. There is no visitation or services. Memorial contributions can be made to Howard Regional Health System Community Oncology Center, 3500 S. LaFountain St., Kokomo, IN 46904-9011. Ellers Mortuary, Kokomo, is handling the arrangements.