John Adams

John Adams
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John E. Adams, 87, of Belleville, IL, born February 11, 1928 in Lancaster, KY, died Sunday, March 15, 2015, at Swansea Rehab and Health Care Center.

Mr. Adams worked for GMO Railroad and later went on to be a general contractor.  John was a former member of Community Christian Church, and a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Carmen and Bricklayers Local 100.

Mr. Adams was preceded in death by his wife, Violet F., nee West, Adams; a grandson, Joseph Adams; his parents, John H. and Myrtle R., nee Bolton, Adams; four brothers, Willie F., Hubert, Virgil C., and Robert A. Adams; and two sisters, Mary Frances and Bobbie Adams.

Surviving are his three children, Sandra J. (Carl) Barksdale of Parker, CO,
Dan E. Adams of Belleville, IL,
and Jodey M. Adams of Belleville, IL,
six grandchildren, Donald C. Barksdale, Catherine H. Barksdale, Melanie J. (Matthew) Chandler,     Daniel E. (Martha) Adams, Kathryn E. Adams, and Emily R. Adams;
two great-grandchildren, Michaela Chandler and Gwendolynn R. Adams;
a brother, Donald (Janine) Adams of MO;
and two sisters, Betty Jo Lamb of KY and Fannie (Bob) Dunn of MO;

Memorials may be made to The American Lung Association or to The Alzheimer’s Association.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL with Pastor Rick Hodshire officiating.

Condolences Left For John Adams

My prayers for the Adams family. Dan just want you to know that as former classmate and lifelong friend I am here if you need an ear to listen. You were there for me when I went through. God Bless

Rosemary Pelly, OFallon, Illinois, 62269


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