The Adams Family has established the William H. Adams Youth Foundation to continue the community work of Bill Adams. Visit www.whadamsfoundation.org for information.
The dedication will take place at the center on the 8th of June at 1:30p.m.
The city of Columbus will honour Mr. Adams in June, dedicating the recreation center as the William H. Adams Community Center in Krumm Park
The Bill Adams Facebook page is located at: www.facebook.com/BusterAdams2012
TV-6 feature “Remember A Champion” 12-4-12: www.abc6onyourside.com/news/features/champions/stories/vid_51.shtml?wap=0
TV-6 feature “East Side Legend” 9-11-12: www.abc6onyourside.com/news/features/champions/stories/vid_18.shtml
So sorry for your loss. My wife and I almost always got to see Buster at my cousin Ellen's when we came to Columbus. We always enjoyed his smile and his stories. We will truly miss him.
Donations in honor of Bill Adams may be made to:
Boy Scouts of America
“Simon Kenton Council” PACK 3541
East Columbus Elementary School PTA
ATTN: Fletcher Lee, Den Master
3100 East 7th AVE.
Columbus, OH 43219-2869
- or -
Krumm Park Community Center
Ms. Tomeka Whitehead, Director
854 Alton Ave.
Columbus, OH 43219
To the Family of Bill Adams my deepest condolences. I have great memories of Bill he always called me his Namesake because we share the same first name. He loved politics and was a faithfull democrat always ready to help out where he could. As past chair of the Franklin County Democratic Party I say to you all that Bill will be sorely missed, our Central Committees meetings will not be the same without him. Our faith tells us that he is in a much better place, glory to God the most highest.
God Bless you all.
I was so saddened to hear we have lost another warrior! God has gained an angel. I just spent time discussing Boy Scouts with Mr. Adams on the day of his passing. We rode the elevator together and spent all our time talking about how great the Boy Scouts are. I told him my dad and my husband were very active boy scouts and how I feel it really makes a boy a man. He was so excited to know the Capital Kids are responding so positively to the program. Mr. Adams will surely be missed! So sorry you won't get to meet our group of Cub Scouts! May God continue to bless and strengthen your family.
May you know God will see you through this difficult time.
Mr. Adams will be missed greatly at East Columbus Elementary School. He was an inspiration for the students, the staff & the parents. Whenever I am tired or discouraged at work, I will remember his tireless efforts to make our Columbus community the best!
you was a good man and you are going but not forgotttem for all the work you have done
Buster was a wonderful and caring man. Our condolences to the Adams family.
Mr Adams has always been a kind and helpful man! It was a pleasure knowing him and working with him helping the parents and students in Columbus. He will always be remembered!
I only knew Bill a short time but I welcomed his friendship. Every Wednesday at Dodge rec,when he could make it, we would play Florida Rummy. He will be missed by all who knew him at the recreation center.
During my time as pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic church, Bill Adams pastored many of us in the neighborhood, young and old, Catholic and Protestant, black and white. Just as he helped our school children cross Fifth Avenue safely after school, he helped the adults of the neighborhood to cross over walls of separation safely. He was a bridge who became the soul of our neighborhood. For him, I and so many others thank God. Father Ron Atwood
Sorry to hear of your loss. Mr. Adams was a wonderful man. He was the most kindest person I have ever known in the school district. He will be sadly missed by the students as well as the parents. But rest comfortably knowing he has gone home to be with the Lord. I will keep each and everyone of you in our prayers.
Mr. Adams was a constant in my times at Krumm Park, I will miss him sincerely. Over the years, he and my dad had breakfast with me sharing Columbus history that many do not get a chance to hear. I wish Mr. Adams' family the best and will always seek to live as Mr. Adams did, with community at the heart of it all!
May we strive to have a contribution to our community, world, and family as did Mr. Adams!!
Uncle Buster was one of a kind. Heaven got a great angel last week.
Buster was more then a family friend, he was family. My grandson called him uncle buster, he was loved and will be missed.
We are so sorry for your loss. "Buster" was such a great guy. We enjoyed working with him in the Columbusites Club when he was in the Virginia area. The Club presented scholarships to needy college students in Columbus, Ohio.
May God give you the strength and understanding to know that He will carry you through this time of breavement.
Lorelei & Clifford
The Coach of Coaches. This man's example of giving to the community is a major reason why I always wanted to be a coach. Thanks for working so hard to make it possible for so many young people to experience the joy of sports. You'll be missed.
Mr. Adams was the glue that held the community togather and I was honored to have been able to know him. GOD has called a great man home and he will be greatly missed.
Your father was a wonderful person who touch so many lives. I wish for all of you peace and comfort always and especially as you go through this difficult time. My prayers are with you. May God bless and keep you. Your Friend, Bonnie Lee
It has been a great priviledge to serve with Bill on the CRPD Commission. His knowledge and deep caring for our neighborhoods, particulalry the children, has been inspiring to me and will continue to impact my approach to serving Columbus thorugh the Commission. We were truly blessed to have him among us. God's peace be with you all.
It warms my heart, to see so many friends and loved ones, from over a great span of time, cherishing and sharing moments of my father.
To Adams Family
My prayer are with you in your lost
Mr. Adams I want to thank you for showing that you truly cared, you cared for all, but especially you cared for the kids, you never gave up on our neighborhood and those who lived in it, I am proud to say I knew you, and I thank u for everything you've done for me. Our neighborhood will keep moving foward, because I know you would've have it no other way. Peace and Love. SirG. (Krumm Park)
To Walter, Brian and William Adams,
I offer my thoughts and prayers of sympathy on the loss of your father. I remember him as a kind and generous man during the days you were students at St. Thomas the Apostle School. He worked hard as a coach and as a neighborhood leader in the Krumm Park area. It was always a delight to run into him and share memories of those special years. May God bless him with eternal life. Ms. Karen Laihr
My sincere condolences, Bill was a welcome visitor at my shop, I will miss him.
The great old neighbors are disappearing from the area.
John Raile-Action Printing & Signs
To the Adams Family, Our sincere sympathy in your lost. we will truly miss Buster at all of our events. He was a great Browns Fan.
Earl Littlefield and all of the CENTRAL CITY BROWNS BACKERS.
Grief can be so hard during the holidays, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one this holiday season.
A Gathering of Family & Friends for Bill Adams
Saturday, 12:30 pm
Krumm Park Community Center
854 Alton Avenue
Columbus, OH 43219
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
I will long remember the meeting of Hilltop Kiwanis. When you spoke people listened. When you passed, God smiled. I am proud to have known you.
I wish to extend my sincere condolences to the Adams family. "Buster" was a sweetheart and I loved him from the start. He was a gentleman, knowledgeable of all kinds of stuff and a role model for all. He recruited me as his secretary and I saw him doing so many good things, for so many people. It was incredible. He was a community hero.
He was always recruiting for the Kiwanis Club; always working with his Cub Scout Troop and thinking about the students and staff of East Columbus Elementary School. He always volunteered his talents, (and mine) and energy, for the good of all Columbus citizens - young and old through the Meals on Wheels Program, the Columbus Parks and Recreation Department, the Christ the King Food Bank, Summit Trace Nursing Home, Krum Park and the Airport Expansion House Buy-Back Program. I don't know where he got all his energy or how he could keep track of everything he was doing. Just thinking of him makes me shake my head and smile.
As a Korean War Veteran, he was most proud of being asked to lead the "Pledge of Allegiance" at one of President Obama's Columbus visits. "Buster" was a wonderful person. He laughed and knew how to have fun. He always thanked God for his blessings. I'll miss him greatly, but I'm comforted, as I hope you are, by knowing he's with God.
So sorry for your loss, you are all in my family prayers.
My condolences to you and your family Rodney. Even in death your father reaches out, as others learn what a unselfish life he lived.
he was more than just my first coach he was a great mentor and a friend. love and prayers from diggsy to all the family
Mr.Adams was an old neighbor of ours on East 12th ave.I remember when my dad was dying he came to our house to try and to save him.Mr Adams was a legend in our East Columbus neighborhood and he will be truly missed.To the Adams family I hurt with you at this time of sorrow.Mr Adams is not gone he is just away and we will all meet again one day .
Words can't express how much I will personally miss you Mr. Adams. You will always be our champion for Columbus City Schools children and the Parent/Family Engagement Program. I'm honored to call you my dear friend.
I was shocked and saddened to hear of Buster's death. Buster was an accomplished man and a significant influence for good in others' lives. I feel a real loss in his passing and want to extend my sympathy to his family and friends. I will always remember Buster as a cheerful and fun-loving man who loved to work with young people and service his community. I am privileged to have known him; and I will miss his big smile, warmth, and humor.
Rod, I'm so sorry to hear about your Father. My prayers are with you and your Family. God Bless!
I'm so sorry to hear of Bill's death. We work together at DCSC and he was a pleasure to work with. After he was transfered to Michigan and DLA Headquarters we always remained friends. God bless the family your Dad was a wonderful person, loved by everyone.
Sincere condolences to the Adams Family. May the strength that only God can give and the loving mememories of Mr. Adams keep you during this difficult time.
Another great man showing us THE WAY! Kind, generous, passionate, humble, God fearing/ loving. We're Blessed to know him...and watch and learn from his endless energy. Blessed to have supped with him. Bill always asked about our son, too....so thoughtful....and fun.
The very first time I met Bill, he was doing for others as he brought Milous Keith to a Kiwanis meeting. The last time I saw Bill he was presiding over a Kiwanis Division Board meeting. I was so proud of Bill when he became Lt. Governor. I hope to emulate Bill and how he always found ways to give of himself to the community. He will live on in my heart.
To the family of Mr.William H. Adams,I am saddend about your loss. It's not often someone like Buster comes along in our lives but every now and then God Blesses us with a jewel. I'm gonna miss him beating me in cards,telling me about Michigan's going to beat Ohio State,and the smiles he had when sharing his wisdom about life and how it worked. My prayers are with you. Thanks Buster for all the great times,God truly blessed us with you. Johnny Jackson and Family.
To the Adams Family, praying for you during your time of bereavement. May God continue to sustain you.
When I lived in Columbus, I served as the newsletter editor for several years at the Fifth Avenue Civic Organization and Bill was a strong advocate for that area. Bill fought the good fight to try and clean up the area and have a better neighborhood. The Adams family has my sympathy.
Thank God for Mr. Bill Adams!!! He, willingly, shared himself and his knowledge with so many people, in so many varied facets of life: from young men with scouting, to the political arena, a champion of children via recreation, as well as adults within the International Kiwanis Community. He, also, always honored Mr.. Milus Keith, a Franklinton Kiwanis member. We have been blessed to know Mr. Adams....and, also, honored to have served with him and under him as he was our past President and current Lt. Governor.
Uncle Buster, it is hard to believe that you have passed on. You were larger than life. Such a wonderful, smart, and unassuming man! When we met you through Rosemarie, we loved you from the start, and will never forget you as being a part of our family for life. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
My thoughts and prayers are with all the family. Buster lived life to its fullest and I am so glad we remained friends and stayed in touch over so many years. He will truly be missed by so many. And now we take comfort in knowing that he is with God.
Everyone who knew Bill knew his smile, his positive attitude and his dedication to his community. Through his active membership in the Franklinton Kiwanis club, he helped his community through many service projects. As the current Ohio Kiwanis District 10-W Lt. Governor, he provided vision to Kiwanis clubs throughout central Ohio. He was a great friend of the downtown Kiwanis Club of Columbus and will be missed dearly.
Bill, you were a kind and passionate Kiwanian who is sorely missed
Will, I am so sorry to hear of your loss of your dad stay strong. I will be praying for you and your family. Linda Gray