SPRINGFIELD- James W. Adams, 72, of Springfield, IL, died at Memorial Medical Center at 12:29 p.m., Sunday, February 26, 2012. He was born July 9, 1939 in Springfield, IL to Frederick W. “Walt” and Rosella Montana “Tana” Hostetler Adams. He married Betty J. Dunn in 1967.
James is survived by his wife, Betty; four sons, James Adams of Center Point, AL, Terry Adams and Donald (Donna) Adams, both of Springfield, and Scott Adams of Phoenix, AZ; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one brother, Ronald E. Adams of Lake Ozark, MO and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
A resident of Springfield most of his life, James retired from the Army National Guard as a Sgt. Major after 25 years. He was a United States Air Force Veteran serving from 1958-1965. He was a member of American Legion Post 32 and belonged to various car clubs.
Visitation: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 12:00 p.m. Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home with Monsignor John Ossola officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery where military honors will be conducted.
Memorials may be made to Memorial Medical Center Foundation or American Cancer Society.
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm