Ivan D. Adams

May 12, 1930 - February 17, 2019

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Thursday, February 21, 2019
6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Secor Funeral Home
Willard , Ohio

Friday, February 22, 2019
11:00 AM
Secor Funeral Home
Willard , Ohio

Ivan D. Adams, age 88, resident of Willard, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at the Ohio Health Mansfield Hospital. He was born on May 12, 1930 in New Haven, Ohio to Stanley Adams and Agnus (Roberts) Smith. A veteran of the US Army, having served in the Korean War, Ivan was awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Battle Infantry Badge, Korean War Service, Good Conduct Medal and other citations for his service to our country. He was self employed as an electritian and plumber. A family man, Ivan was always providing in any way that he was able and always had a soft spot for children. Ivan's hobbies included going to flea markets, listening to country music and traveling to Florida with his wife.

He is survived by a son, Jeff (Linda) Adams of Willard; a daughter, Sandra Adams of Willard; 2 granddaughters, Crystal (Matt) McDonald of Willard, Shannon Obermiller of Clyde; a grandson, Eric (Tierrany) Adams of Shelby; and 13 great grandchildren; siblings, Helen Bannworth of Willard, Hobert Adams of Willard, Carol L. (Paul) Boring of Gainsville, GA, Suzzie Peck of Chilicothe, OH, Fred (Sandy) Capelle of New London, OH and Linda (Gary) Slye of Dayton, OH; sister-in-law, Kathy Adams of Jasper, GA; and special uncle, George Adams.

In addition to his parents, Ivan was preceded in death by his wife, Gerlene (Hall) Adams; son, Allan Wayne Adams and siblings, Stanley "Jr." Adams, William Adams, Dorothy Bores, Louella Walker, Marilyn Loney and Kenneth Adams.

Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. His funeral service will be on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the funeral home with Pastor Greg Griffith officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven with full military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to the Willard Church of God. Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.secorfuneralhomes.com


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Terry Patton - Feb 21, 2019
I am one of many 1st cousins i remember Dick from his return from Korea. Over the years we spent many visits together Today I first learned that his name is Ivan not Dick I will miss you but am very glad you shared some of your life with me
Gladys Hicks - Feb 20, 2019
Please accept condolences on the loss of your loved one .. Dick and his family were friends of my family for years... May he rest in peace.... Whats left of my family sends thoughts and prayers to his family.
Ray and Gertrude Hall - Feb 20, 2019
Your dad was a great man. We are so sorry. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Larry & Sue Kaufman - Feb 20, 2019
Jeff & Linda so sorry for the loss of your father. You both are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sharon Adams York - Feb 20, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Uncle Dick was always so sweet to us!
Katherine Barman - Feb 20, 2019
My Moms hero... love Sis Teddy
Darlene Petersen - Feb 20, 2019
I have fond memories of Uncle Dick from when we were kids. He was always very gentle and kind hearted. He would give us a coin to buy a pop when we visited and I thought that was so cool! We send our love and condolences to you all. He will be missed, but has been promoted to his heavenly home.
Carol Adams Boring - Feb 19, 2019
Brother Dick: I shall miss your presence forever. I have comfort in knowing one day I shall see you and our Brother, Buddy, in our Heavenly home and in the presence of our Savior Jesus. As you always said "I'll see you in the morning", Likewise brother. Love you, your sister, Lainey
Janet Roberts Hall - Feb 19, 2019
Jeff and Sandy, our prayers for your family. Dick was loved by many and will be missed by many, always there for everyone.
Aaron Shepherd - Feb 19, 2019
Sorry for your loss.
Rick Reed - Feb 19, 2019
Jeff, Linda and Sandy. Sorry to hear about Dicks passing. He was a great person and hard working guy. Quiet but the kind of dad anyone would want to have. Prayers.