Jerry Adams

Chillicothe - Jerry G. Adams, 80, of Chillicothe passed away Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at Proctor Hospital in Peoria.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe. The Rev. Raymond Harrison will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Chillicothe City Cemetery, with military rites accorded.

He was born Nov. 10, 1933, in Chillicothe, the son of Archie and Katherine (Knickermeyer) Adams.

He married Una Savage and later married Barbara Salter on Nov. 8, 1969. Barbara preceded him in death on March 4, 2009.

Surviving are his children, Jerri Lyn Adams of Sandersville, Miss., Curt Taylor of North Carolina, Michael Adams of Chillicothe, Mark Adams of Laurel, Miss., Leigh Ann Pirtle (Tom) of San Antonio, Nick Taylor of Tucson, Ariz., Shaun Adams of Lakeland, Fla., Matt Adams of Tucson, Ariz., Christy Crenshaw of Sandersville, Miss., and Dianna Adams of Las Vegas. Also surviving are 20 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, David Adams; and two brothers, Dean and Joe Adams.

Jerry served in the U.S. Army. He worked for Caterpillar Inc. for more than 40 years.

He was a life member of the Peoria Casting Club.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

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Published in Peoria Journal Star on Nov. 15, 2013