Another veteran has died. Dale A. Adams, 65, of Waterford, Ohio died Wednesday (Aug. 8, 2012) at his home. He was born Jan. 5, 1947, in Waterford, son of Ruskin A. and Vernus P. Fleming Adams.
He was retired from the U.S. Army and later worked with his father in produce farming and trucking. He also was a milk truck driver for Jim Allen. He graduated from Waterford High School in 1965. While serving in the Army in Vietnam he was severely wounded and received the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star Medal. He was a member of the American Legion Post #389 at Beverly, the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Marietta and the Disabled American Veterans. He was a member and past president of the Waterford Fair Board. He loved cars, gardening and especially cherished his family.
He was married on June 21, 1974, to Kathy Hickenbottom Adams who survives. He is also survived by a son, Greg Adams and his wife Joni of Waterford; a daughter, Connie Kirsch and husband Tracy of Mooresville, N.C.; three grandchildren, Valerie, Rachael and Brockton Adams; one brother, Oran Adams and his wife Judy of Waterford; two sisters, Sue Burkheimer and her husband Garner of Waterford and Barbara Von Moegen of Waterford; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday (Aug. 11) at McCurdy Funeral Home in Beverly, with Evang. Zack Waite officiating. Burial will be in Waterford Cemetery with military services at the grave. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday.
Donations may be made to Marietta Home Health and Hospice, Beverly Waterford Rescue Squad or the American Lung Association. The family would like to thank all the people that helped Dale and his family during his illness. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.mccurdyfh.com.