James H. 'Jim' Adams, age 74, of Shelby Township, died Monday, September 24, 2012 at Beaumont Hospital, Troy. Jim was born on March 10, 1938 in Utica, Michigan, son of the late Ralph and Margurite (nee Horn) Adams. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Jim had formerly owned and operated Shelby Glass and had been employed at the Chrysler Plant, Jefferson North. He was a member of the Real Life Church and the U.A.W. Jim loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing and taking care of his yard. An avid football fan, Jim enjoyed watching both U of M and Detroit Lions. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Dixie Lee (nee Schatz) Adams; children, Michelle (nee Matthew) Puzdrowski, James Adams and Matthew Adams; grandchildren, Kelly, Joshua, Cailee and Aidan; great-grandchildren, Jake and Dillon and sister, Sally Morgan. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by sister, Pat Loyer. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, September 28, 2012 at the Pixley Funeral Home, 322 W. University Drive, Rochester, Pastor Dennis Rasper officiating. Interment Lakeville Cemetery in Addison Township. The family will receive friends Thursday, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Condolences may be shared online at www.pixleyfh.com.
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Published in The Macomb Daily on Sept. 26, 2012