Archie Adams

September 27, 1934 ‒ October 01, 2015

Marengo, Ohio

Archie Adams, born September 27, 1934 in Viper, Kentucky to Ray and Evelyn (Young) Adams went to be with the Lord on October 1, 2015, at the age of 81.

He was a long time member of the Centerburg Freewill Baptist Church.

He loved to fish and couldn’t wait each year for our annual trip to Canada to fish Rice Lake and Lake Fontana.  He got his love for fishing from his dad who passed it on to the whole family.

He was an avid hunter and taught each one of his “boys” and “girls” how to hunt.   Many hours were spent around the fire in the shelter house stirring lunch and sharing hunting stories.

His love for his family and friends was so precious and will be cherished FOREVER by anyone who knew him.  When he smiled his whole face lit up and brightened the whole room.

He was a member of the Army of the United States for 1 year.

He is survived by his wife, Glenna (Hamilton) Adams of 56 years.  Together they had three children:  Glorean (Dave) Gilkerson, Rick Adams, Diane (Rick) Ratliff.

He had nine grandchildren:  Brandon (Kristin) Adams, Adriane Dudgeon; (Rod Sanborn), Michael (Karen) Adams, Daniel Forman, Tiffany (Charles) Webb, Joshua Adams, Lauren Forman, Kristin Ratliff and Ally (Ryan) Wall.

He was blessed with fourteen Great-grandchildren:  Clarissa, Madison, Lincoln, Kaden, Kaiden, Keagen, Kiara, Bailey, Bella, Payton, Nathan, Macklin, Will & Alaina.

He has two surviving brothers, John (Kathy) Adams and Dan Adams.  He has five surviving sisters, Bonnie (Harvey) Moore, Dora (Astor) Caudill, Billie (Gene) Adams, Martha (Don) Newell, Mary (Jerry) Newell.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ray & Evelyn Adams, an infant sister, Linda Sue Adams, Brother Eugene (Billie) Adams, sisters, Aggie (Herman) Adkins and Shirley (J.P.) Hall.

God blessed him with an amazing large family.  His father, Ray, worked very hard to make sure that his family spent time together.   The little house was always filled to the max for all major holidays, days spent fishing the banks of Alum Creek, cleaning all those crappies and Friday night dinners with Rook card games.  People would line up for Archie’s sausage gravy at the Adams reunion in Kentucky and Labor Day weekend.  Archie was handed the reins to carry those traditions on and did so with pride.  Let’s make him and Pap proud and keep these traditions going for generations to come.

Friends may call on the family on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 4-8 PM at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074.  Funeral services will be held there on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Mark Tuggle officiating.  Burial with military honors will follow in Bloomfield Cemetery.

Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the family to assist with funeral expenses.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Archie.  Special memories and condolences may be expressed to them at .

  • May Grandfather God wrap His loving & comforting arms around each & everyone of you during this most difficult time of mourning. Archie meant the world to most everyone he knew. He had a way of lighting up the world with his smile and attitude. I, personally, have been honored to share my life with this amazing family and wish to thank you for accepting me as part of the family when I moved to Marengo.

    Heaven certainly received one special angel on His team when Archie joined them. Please know that I am available if any of you need me for anything. Until we all meet again on that Glorious day…..
    Love, Hugs & prayers,

  • So very sorry to hear of Archie’s passing. We have wonderful memories of him at the nursing home Christmas parties and the bowling league. Our deepest sympathies to all of his family and friends.

  • Uncle Archie always had a smile on his face that we will forever cherish. I always loved going into the woods to cut fire wood with him. So many great memories that I will always treasure. We sure did love him and he taught us so much!!! My heart is breaking just as much as when my Granny passed away only a month ago.

    Cassidy Zack and Preston Weaver

  • Archie’s hugs were always the best, time spent with him we always felt blessed. fishing and hunting were always his passion, stories were best round the fire rehashing. Ol cast iron skillet, stirring the pot, how much gravy made? Don’t know was a lot! love you sis, was what he would say, when I’d get in the car and drive away. Love you uncle Archie

  • Glenna & family, thoughts & prayers for you & all the family at your loss. I know Archie will be greatly missed.

  • Diane & Rick and family-
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  • I am very sorry to hear of his passing. I have wonderful memories of trick or treating at their home and labor day camping. The entire family has always treated me as one if their own. His friendly smile stays in my heart. All our love.

  • I was so sad to hear of Archie’s passing. The loss of 2 great guys so close together has to be so hard. So glad they are not suffering any more. I will always remember all the great times we all spent togethet. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this time. Love to all!

  • We love you so very much, Uncle Archie. Your big smile will be missed by all of us. Thank you so much for being such a wonderful and amazing uncle to me and to my children. I wish I could put my arms around your neck and squeeze just one more time. We love you!!!

  • So sorry to hear of Archie’S passing. Know he and Gene are already sharing fishing stories in heaven .