William Adams

June 07, 1941 ‒ October 18, 2007

Johnstown, Ohio

William Adams Jr., age 66 of Johnstown died Thursday evening, October 18, 2007.

He was born on June 7, 1941 in Merced, California to the late William and Jessie May (Ellis) Adams, the eldest of 13 children. Bill lived the majority of his life in California and served in the US Navy. He worked 30 years for Nestle’s Corp. at their Sunbury, OH, Manchester, NJ, Chesapeake, VA, and Ripon, CA plants, retiring as a supervisor.

He took his occupation seriously, dedicated to both his family and work; he was always willing to lend a helping hand. A dedicated provider to his family, at times humorous, he was ornery, patient, and kind. He enjoyed Corvettes and barbecuing, but treasured his family, especially his grandchildren.

Survived by his devoted wife of 26 years Marilyn (Maliepaard), children: Troye Adams and Dianna of Hayward, CA, Yolonda Adams of Dublin, Kris and Jesse MacKrille of Valley Center, CA, Karen VanNoordt and Donnie of Columbus, Scott Adams of Manchester, NJ, 6 Grandchildren: DeAndre, Mya, Troye Jr., Chelsea, Danae, and Hayden, , 12 Brothers and Sisters: Lola Smith, Ronnie Adams, Kathleen Adams, Elmer Adams, Lorita Adams, Gary Ellis, Ann Tucker, Eddie Adams, Marie Adams-Jackson, Danny Adams, Terry Adams, Michael Adams, Nieces and Nephews.

Friends may call Wednesday 4-7 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR’s 3 at 61, Sunbury.

His family will also greet friends 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., Sunday, October 28, 2007 at the Deegan Memorial Chapel in Ripon, California, where services will be held 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 29th, burial will follow in the Ripon Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Ave., 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.