Robert Adams Obituary
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Robert J. Adams

September 7, 1922 - November 29, 2009
Obituary

Robert J. Adams, age 87, of Peoria, passed away Sunday morning, November 29, 2009, at Heartland Healthcare Center in Peoria. Bob was born September 7, 1922 in Peoria to Charles and Anna Theresa (Norbits) Adams. He married Betty L. Buchanan on December 10, 1942 in Peoria. He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters; Mary Sharp, Irene Vevig, Mae Whitmore, Theresa "Babe" Blackburn, and four brothers; Bill, Lee, Chuck, and Howard Adams. Surviving, his wife of 66 years, Betty L. Adams, two sons; Robert J. (Brenda) Adams, Jr. of Pekin, Stephen C. (Shelley) Adams of Peoria, one sister, Anna Lechnowicz of Chicago, six grandchildren,...
Robert J. Adams, age 87, of Peoria, passed away Sunday morning, November 29, 2009, at Heartland Healthcare Center in Peoria.
Bob was born September 7, 1922 in Peoria to Charles and Anna Theresa (Norbits) Adams. He married Betty L. Buchanan on December 10, 1942 in Peoria.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters; Mary Sharp, Irene Vevig, Mae Whitmore, Theresa "Babe" Blackburn, and four brothers; Bill, Lee, Chuck, and Howard Adams.
Surviving, his wife of 66 years, Betty L. Adams, two sons; Robert J. (Brenda) Adams, Jr. of Pekin, Stephen C. (Shelley) Adams of Peoria, one sister, Anna Lechnowicz of Chicago, six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Bob enlisted in the U.S. Army on December 2, 1942. He served our country in the Southwest Pacific Theatre of World War II for almost three years. He was discharged on January 1, 1946. He left the service with the military grade of Sergeant as a tank squad leader and was awarded two Bronze Stars for his service in WW II.
He was a member of Teamsters Local 627 for over forty years. He worked for Melvin's Trucking Company and Eastern Express as a truck driver and foreman. He also worked with each of his sons at Melton Electric Company, Inc. and Adams-Business Clean, Inc. for twenty years, last working in 1998.
He was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Church in Peoria.
Funeral services will be Thursday December 3, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. at Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home in Peoria. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. with a Rosary recited at 7 p.m.
Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery in Peoria with Military Honors.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Central Illinois Chapter at 606 W. Glen Ave., Peoria, IL. 61614.
Online tributes may be made at www.Woolsey-Wilton.com

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