PRYOR, Okla. – Harvey Wayne Adams, 89, of Pryor, Okla., passed away Monday, March 18, 2013, in Inola, Okla.|
Born May 17, 1923, in Volga, Iowa, to Walter Franklin and Viola Elizabeth (Carpenter) Adams, Harvey grew up and attended school in northeastern Iowa. He was the fourth child of six born to a farming family; his family moved around often to find work when he was a child.
He married Dorothy Mae Ewing on July 7, 1944, in Arlington, Iowa. They made their home in Sycamore, where he worked for General Electric for 33 years. He retired in 1983; he and Dorothy moved in 1985 to Pryor, Okla., where they have lived ever since.
Harvey was of the Baptist faith. In his younger years, he enjoyed camping and fishing, metal detecting and traveling. He was an avid collector of Mickey Mouse memorabilia and coins. He also loved spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Dorothy, of the home; four children, Dale L. (Sherri) Adams of Plantation, Fla., Kevin L. (Betty) Adams of Tulsa, Okla, Greg A. (Janice) Adams of Pryor and Sharlene D. (Steve) Adams-Bruce of Huntsville, Ala.; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Bill Adams of DeKalb; many nieces and nephews; and other extended family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son; infant great-grandson; two brothers and two sisters.
A visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at Key Funeral Home in Pryor.
The funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, March 22, at Anderson Funeral Home of DeKalb, following visitation from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday. Private family burial will be Saturday, March 23, at Fairview Park Cemetery in DeKalb.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Harvey W. Adams Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb IL 60115.
For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022.
Published in Daily Chronicle on Mar. 20, 2013