James "Joe" Adams

July 29th, 2017

James Joseph Adams, of Bellevue went home to be with The Lord on Saturday, July 29, 2017.  While on an Alaskan cruise with his beautiful bride, Alice (Henney) of 54 years.  The two were aboard the Emerald Princess and enjoyed Ketchikan in route to Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Joe is a graduate of Thompson High School, class of 1961, along with Coyne Electrical School-Chicago, Lincoln Welding School, and AWS certified welder.

Joe is the proud father of James I. of Republic, and Rev. Jacqueline Hamilton (Mark) of Huron.  He was the proud grandfather to Alexandria “Allie” of Columbus, F. Joseph Hamilton of Sandusky and Zachary James Adams of Republic.  Joe’s surviving sisters are Janice (Ed) Vargo, Virginia (Charles) Sanderson, Glenda (Merrill) Smith, Patricia Nation, Avis (Dennis) Kreais, and brother-in-law, Roger Dick.

Joe is preceded in death by his parents, Arley and Estie Adams, and sister Greta (Adams) Dick.

Joe was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church where he served as a Trustee and on the Administrative Council Board, he’s a past member of National and Ohio State Tractor Pullers Association, two-time NTPA Grand National point champion, Firelands Pioneer Power, Buckeye Oliver, Lagrange Engine Club, Hart-Parr Oliver Collectors Association, and Fraternal Order of Eagles Post 490.

Joe recently trained entrepreneurs welding for Axle Surgeons. He retired from Norfolk Southern as a millwright machinist.  He led construction teams at nuclear power plants in Perry, Enrico Fermi and Davis Besse.  Joe also taught welding technology at Terra Technical College.  He was a millwright for Magic Chef/Johnson Furnace and briefly worked for Alice & Gaylord Zechman at Zechman Electric and Farms.

He loved pulling tractors, farming, going to tractor pulls and tending his yard and garden, but most of all he loved his family and friends.

Friends will be received Sunday, August 6, 2017 from 1-4 pm and 6-8 pm at Foos & Foos Funeral Service, 151 Yorkshire Place, Bellevue.  A funeral service will be held Monday, August 7, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Flat Rock.  Burial will follow at Flat Rock Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bishop Seybert Cemetery in care of Flat Rock Ebenezer United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 566, Flat Rock, Ohio 44828.

Memories and condolences may be shared at www.foosfuneral.com

 

 

 

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