WINCHESTER - Norvin Lee Adams Jr., 71, of Winchester passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
He was born on Aug. 12, 1943, in Pittsfield, the son of Norvin L. Sr. and Carmalite Shoemaker Adams. He married Linda "Janie" Moore on Nov. 24, 1973, in Alsey.
Surviving is his wife, Janie of Winchester; two sons, Norvin L. Adams III of Winchester and Clifton "Ky" (Sara) Adams of Blythe, California; two grandchildren, Gatlin and Harper Adams; and one brother, David Adams of Pittsfield. One brother, Gary Adams, preceded him in death.
Norvin was employed by the State of Illinois as a guard at the Jacksonville Correctional Center for several years. He was a member of a non-denominational Christian church. He served his country in the Air Force during the Vietnam War and was a member and past commander of the Winchester American Legion. Norvin enjoyed archery, gardening, sprint car racing, reading books and his Bible, and video golf. He was an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Daws Family Funeral Home in Winchester with interment at Winchester City Cemetery, where Winchester American Legion will conduct graveside military rites. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at www.dawsfuneralhome.com.
Daws Family Funeral Home, Winchester
657 North Main Winchester, IL 62694
Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier on Aug. 25, 2014