William M. “Bill” Adams

September 17, 1930 ‒ May 15, 2002

Wooster, Ohio

WOOSTER: William M. “Bill” Adams, 71, of Smithville-Western Road, Wooster, died Wednesday afternoon May 15, 2002, in his home following a long illness.

Now at home with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Bill had struggled the past six years with diabetes, but has now been restored to perfect health.

He was born September 17, 1930 in Dayton, Pennsylvania to William and Elizabeth (Miller) Adams.

Bill served in the US Army from 1948 to 1952, honorably discharged as a Corporal.

Bill retired from Bi-Sue Mold Shop, a ceramics business he owned and operated with his wife in Ashland. Following his retirement he worked at Dale Roy School, and Truck Stop 250, both in Ashland. Previously, while living in Cleveland, he worked at Phil-Mar Lamp Corporation and was part owner of ABC Shoe repair.

A devout Christian, he attended Ashland Assembly of God, the Open Bible Church, and the Church of God, all in Ashland.

Bill enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting, and working with his hands.

He is survived by his wife Suzanne “Sue” (Pearl) Adams, whom he married in 1961; his mother Elizabeth Adams Horvath of North Carolina; nine brothers and seven sisters-in-law Charles and Leola Adams of Ashland, Arthur and Thelma Adams of Spencer, Russell Adams and Clyde and Jo Ann Adams all of Pennsylvania, Earl and Sandy Adams of Vermont, Carl and Cheryl Horvath of Elyria, Joe and Pat Horvath of Arizona, John Horvath of California, David and Karen Horvath of North Carolina; seven sisters and four brothers-in-law Ethel and Jim Rabuck, Martha and Ken Nelson, and Ruth Miller all of Pennsylvania, Doris and Iverson Pauley of Texas, Evelyn Horvath of Tennessee, Shirley and Harvey Garrett of North Carolina, Mary Ferrell of Alabama; a sister-in-law and her husband Debbie and Dave Bryant of Bellville; two brothers-in-law, Patrick Pearl of Loudonville and Geoffrey Pearl of Mansfield; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends Dean and Barbara Henderson of West Salem.

He was preceded in death by his father, and a brother Lester Adams. With them, William is now safe in the arms of Jesus.

Friends may call Sunday May 19, 2002 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held on Monday at 1 pm. Pastor Larry Cole will officiate. Burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery, where Irvin Hiskey Post #535 will conduct military graveside honors.

Memorial contributions to Hospice of Wayne County may be made at the funeral home.