Kenneth Adams, 78, of Collinsville, Ill., born Oct. 29, 1935, in Tennessee Ridge, Tenn., died Saturday, June 7, 2014, at his residence.
Ken worked for Kroger in Fairmont City, Ill., and Foodland in Collinsville, Ill., for over 40 years. He attended Bethel Baptist Church in Troy, Ill., and First Baptist Church in Maryville, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Catherine Adams; his second wife, Blanca Gonzalez Adams; his infant son, Charles Kenneth Adams, Jr.; his parents, Andrew and Sue, nee Love, Adams; his four brothers, Thomas Adams, Hilton Adams, Garner Adams, and Roy Adams; and his sister, Wilma Roedell.
Surviving are his wife, JoAnn, nee Leezy, Adams; his eight children, Kathy (Wayne) Gum of Collinsville, Ill., William K. (Debra) Adams of O'Fallon, Ill., Kent A. (Kristy) Adams of Troy, Ill., Keith L. Adams of Collinsville, Ill., Annette (Brian) Hodge of Springfield, Ill., Andi (Mark) Adams of St. Louis, Mo., Sheila Satterthwaite of Troy, Ill., and Jack L. (Shelly) Bittle of St. Jacob, Ill.; his 25 grandchildren; and his 21 great-grandchildren. He was our dear brother-in-law, uncle, and cousin.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.kasslyfuneral.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Kassly Mortuary, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Funeral: Memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Kassly Mortuary, Fairview Heights, Ill., with Pastor Adam Cruse officiating.
KASSLY MORTUARY, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Kassly Mortuary, Ltd.
9900 St. Clair Avenue Fairview Heights, IL 62208
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on June 12, 2014