Mr. Adams was an independent flooring contractor. Mike was an avid pool player who played in pool leagues around the area and was also a master storyteller. He was a veteran of the United States Navy who served during the Vietnam War era, and while in the Navy, traveled all over the world. Mike was a wonderful husband, father, brother, and son who loved time spent with family.
Mike was preceded in death by his father, Robert W. Adams; a son, Robert Jacob “Jake” Adams; and a sister-in-law, Melinda Adams.
Surviving are his wife, Debra J., nee Thomas, Adams, with whom he was with for 19 years;
his children, Angela (William) Henry of Glen Carbon, IL,
Michael Joseph Adams of Belleville, IL,
Caitlin (Eric) Baca of Seattle, WA,
and Alexandra and Charles Adams, both at home;
six grandchildren, Brittany, Bryce, Brooke,
Addison, Zachary, and Erin;
his mother, Mary J., nee Wiles, Adams;
three brothers and a sister, Rodney (Elizabeth) Adams of Belleville, IL,
Elaine (Tim) Bolam of Belleville, IL,
Terry Adams of Millstadt, IL,
and Kenny Adams of Belleville, IL;
and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Memorials may be made to an education fund for Alexandra and Charles in care of Debra Adams. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. The family requests that visitors bring favorite pictures of Mike.
Funeral: A celebration of life will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
I’ve known Mike for many years and he was one of the good guys, always smiling and telling funny stories. He never judged me or anyone else even when we did stupid things. Was blessed to have known him. You will be missed Mike.
Barb Land , Indianapolis , In, 46167
I am so sorry to hear about Mike. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Veronica “Lynn” Johnson , Swansea , Illinois , 62226