CECIL CARL ADAMS, 90 FREEPORT - Cecil Carl Adams, 90, of Freeport went to rest Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at Freeport Memorial Hospital. Born Oct. 15, 1921, in Lena, the son of the late Charles Herbert Adams and Mamie Sybilla Phillips. Beloved husband of 70 years of Mary Margaret Blum. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II in Europe. Recipient of the Purple Heart Award. He was a lifetime member of Freeport VFW Post 998.Cecil retired from Freeport Supply Co., in 1984, prior to that he made ice cream for Oak Brand Dairy. Cecil was an avid fisherman, bowler and horseshoe pitcher. He and his wife have been all over the United States while taking their children camping each summer, during their growing up years. Member of Freeport Church of the Brethren since the 1950s. Surviving are wife, Mary Margaret, whom he married in 1942 in Memphis, Mo.; son, Carl (JoAnn) Adams of Joliet; daughters, Carol Honan of Santa Anna, Calif., Mary Anna Fillmore of Las Vegas and Anna Marie Adams of Orange, Calif.; brother, LaVern Adams of Mesa, Ariz.; sister, Theora Young of Apache Junction, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by sister, Virginia Sisler; brothers, Ralph and LeRoy; and grandchild, Tammie Lynn Porter. In 2006 Cecil decided to donate his body to science, therefore there will be no funeral. A memorial service is planned and will be announced in the paper in the near future. Visit the guestbook at burketubbs.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Feb. 18 to Feb. 19, 2012