Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

Obituaries

July 22, 2013

Alvin S. 'Sonny' Adams, Sr.

May 16, 1944 - July 18, 2013

Alvin S. “Sonny” Adams Sr., 69, Marion, died at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 18, 2013, at his home. He was born in Fowlerton to the late Irving and Margaret (Shattack) Adams. He married the love of his life, Phyllis A. Caudill, Feb. 26, 1965, in Fairmount. She survives.

He enjoyed his younger years lifting weights, boxing for the fun of it with his friends, jogging, baseball, hunting, fishing and coaching his sons’ baseball teams. He and his wife enjoyed bicycling, taking long walks, traveling and hanging out at Bob Evans, where everyone referred to him as “Dad.” He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Sonny was a dad and special uncle to all.

He loved telling his family and friends funny stories. He always found humor in his life. He was a great storyteller and never tired of reliving stories of days gone by. Sonny was a true man of God. He retired from General Motors (Fisher Body), Marion, where he worked as a press operator.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Adams; children, Alvin S. (Lisa) Adams Jr., William D. (Mary) Adams; grandchildren, Mike, Mandie (Steven) Babcock, Arthur (Tiffany) Geiger, Felicia, David; great-grandchildren, Jama, Cheyenne and Aubree; brothers, Charles (Dorothy) Adams, Leon (Kay) Adams, Allen (Joyce) Adams; sisters, Evelyn (Paul) Goss Sr., Norma Lee (Rosco) Hosier, Lois Blinton and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, infant twin sons, six sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion, with Pastor Steve Eckart and Larry Baughman officiating. Burial will be in Grant Memorial Park, Marion. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to everyone for their care and compassion: Dr. R. Patel, Dr. Sharif & caretakers, hospice, and our granddaughter, Felicia Adams, who took loving care of her grandpa.

Memorial contributions may be made to Phyllis Adams c/o the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.nswcares.com.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • Funeral listings, Aug. 23, 2014 Martin, Eleanor, services are 11 a.m. today at Stout & Son Funeral Home, 200 E. Main St., Russiaville. Benedict, Terry Alan “Jake” Sr., a celebration of life is noon today at the Bethlehem United Methodist Church, E. County Road 625 North, Twelve Mil

    August 23, 2014

  • Clair Andrew Noftsger Nov. 29, 1936 - Aug. 21, 2014Clair Andrew Noftsger, 77, LanePark Retirement Village, Sidney, Ohio, passed away peacefully Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at his residence. Clair was born Nov. 29, 1936, in Rochester, Indiana, to the late Frank and Burnette (

    August 23, 2014

  • OBT - KT082314 - Virginia Williams obit - PIC Virginia Mae Williams June 25, 1929 - Aug. 21, 2014Virginia Mae Williams, 85, Kokomo, passed away at 2:49 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo. Born June 25, 1929, in Charleston, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late Howard Keith Hutton and Ma

    August 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Elpha B. Cover Elpha B. Cover, 101, a lifelong resident of Denver, Indiana, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Hickory Creek Nursing Home in Peru.Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with

    August 23, 2014

  • Ruby E. Krise Ruby E. Krise, 100, Kokomo, died at 7:16 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Wellbrooke of Kokomo. Funeral arrangements are pending at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road.

    August 23, 2014

  • Gifford M. Cox Gifford M. Cox, 96, Kokomo, passed away at 5 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Sycamore Village Golden Living Center, Kokomo. There will be a funeral service for Gifford at 4 p.m. Monday at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St., wit

    August 23, 2014

  • Frederick Alan Rose Frederick Alan Rose, 61, Kokomo, died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at his residence.Arrangements are pending with Shirley & Stout Funeral Homes and Crematory. A full obituary will be published at a later date.

    August 22, 2014

  • Funeral listings, Aug. 22, 2014 Kinzie, Wanda Marie (Hayes), services are 10 a.m. today at Allen Funeral Home, 136 S. Elm St., Bunker Hill. Wright, Carol, funeral service at 2 p.m. today at Genda Funeral Home, 608 N. Main St., Frankfort.Flood, Joseph William Francis Jr., a memorial

    August 22, 2014

  • OBT - KT082214 - Jerry Nance obit - PIC Jerry Devern Nance Jerry Devern Nance, 63, Kokomo, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Indianapolis.Family and friends may join us for a celebration of life from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Crossroads Community Church, 4254 S. 00 East-West. Enter through door 2.The fami

    August 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBT - KT082214 - Delores Skelton obit - PIC Delores Skelton Delores Skelton, 77, Kokomo, formerly of Logansport, passed away at 5:55 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Community Howard Regional Health. Born April 22, 1937, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Charles and Lillian Elizabeth Zech Nethercutt. On

    August 22, 2014 1 Photo

Latest news
Featured Ads
Only on our website
AP Video
Furry Roommates: Dorms Allowing Cats and Dogs Chase Rice Defends Bro-Country 'Jersey Shore Massacre' Pokes Fun at MTV Series Raw: Wash. Mudslides Close Roads, Trap Motorists DC's Godfather of Go-Go Honored Ukraine Calls Russian Convoy a 'direct Invasion' Girl Meets Her 'one in the World' Match Coal Gas Boom in China Holds Climate Risks Japan Landslide Rescuers Struggle in Heavy Rain Raw: Severe Floods, Fire Wrecks Indiana Homes Endangered Red Wolves Face Uncertain Future Raw: Russian Aid Convoy Arrives in Ukraine Okla. Policeman Accused of Sex Assaults on Duty Dominican Republic Bans Miley Cyrus Concert Raw: Israeli Air Strike in Gaza Raw: Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in Malaysia Attorney: Utah Eatery Had Other Chemical Burn
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Obituaries
Poll
Kelly Lafferty's video on Tom Miller