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John F. Adams

September 24, 1921 ~ May 20, 2016 (age 94)

John Franklin Adams, age 94, of Mendon,
passed away Friday, May 20, 2016
at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.

John was born September 24, 1921 in Fort Jennings, Ohio,
to Berl F. & Velma C. ( Davis ) Adams.

On September 19, 1948, he married Jean A. Dicke, who preceded him in death on August 13, 2008.

He is survived by two Daughters, Janice ( Dennis ) Clay
of Mendon and Joyce ( Brian ) Burckholter of Antwerp,
three Grandchildren: Andrew Clay, Aaron Clay,
and Amy ( Tom ) Bradley, all of Mendon, and
three Great Grandchildren: Emma & Carly Clay
and Branson Bradley.

Other survivors include a Brother-in-law & Sisters-in-law:
Wilda ( Jim ) Allison of New Lexington, Ohio; Anna Rose Dicke
of Mena, Arkansas; Mary Lou Adams of Spencerville,
Fran Adams of Ottawa, Shirley Adams of Spencerville;
and many Nieces & Nephews.

John was preceded in death by his Parents: Berl & Velma Adams,
Sisters: Anne ( Merle ) Townsend and Elnore ( Neal ) Jenkins,
and Brothers: William "Bill" Adams, Kenneth Ray Adams and Robert Adams.

John proudly served his country during WWII in the United States Navy, from August 1942 to November 1945. He served in the Pacific Theater, was involved in the Normandy Beachhead Invasion, and was honorably discharged as a Gunner's Mate 2nd Class, having served on the U.S.S. Glennon.

John graduated from York Township High School in May, 1940. He had worked at the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in St. Marys,
and Fruehauf Manufacturing in Delphos, and was a lifelong farmer.
He loved his family, his community, and the Cincinnati Reds.

He was a member of the Mendon Lions Club for over 50 years, and
a life member of Bowersock Brothers V.F.W. Post #6772 in Spencerville.

He served as a Sunday School Superintendent at the Mendon United Methodist Church, where he was a member. John and his wife were also members of the Mercer County Farm Bureau.

Calling Hours are 3:00-7:00 P.M., Monday, May 23,
and an hour prior to time of services on Tuesday,
at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Mendon.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday,
May 24, at the Mendon Funeral Home,
with Rev. Rob Glenn officiating.

John will be laid to rest at Mendon Cemetery, with military
honors to be conducted by the Spencerville Veterans.
Pallbearers are Dennis Clay, Brian Burckholter, Andy Clay,
Aaron Clay, Tom Bradley and Tom Adams.

Memorial Contributions can be given to
Mendon United Methodist Church or the Mendon Lions Club.

Visitation will also be held one hour prior to the funeral service.


Monday, May 23, 2016
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Mendon
311 Sunset Drive
Mendon, Ohio 45862

Funeral Service

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
11:00 AM

W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Mendon
311 Sunset Drive
Mendon, Ohio 45862

Visitation will also be held one hour prior to the funeral service.

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