Dr. William "Bill" L. Adams
Indianapolis - Dr. William "Bill" L. Adams died on December 18, 2020, in Indianapolis, IN, at the age of 93.
He was born on January 22, 1927 in Indianapolis, IN, to the late Lynn and Goldie (Taylor) Adams. After graduating from Manual High School, he served in the Army during WWII. He trained as an X-ray technician in Denver, Colorado, then served as a medic on Victory ships in the European and Pacific theaters.
He completed his undergraduate studies at Butler University then earned his DO from the Chicago School of Osteopathic Medicine in 1952. After several years working as a family physician in private practice, in 1975 he and several of his DO colleagues founded Westview Hospital in Indianapolis. He served as Westview's first chief of staff, first medical director, and first director of medical education before retiring in 1989 as Vice President of Medical Services. He was proud of the care and training the hospital provided over four decades. He was an active member of the Indiana Osteopathic Association, serving as its president in 1964-65. In 1975, he earned the prestigious J.B. Kinsinger Award, the IOA's highest honor, for outstanding service to the profession and community.
His marriage to his sweetheart and loving wife, Muriel (Osborne), spanned nearly seven decades. The couple settled on the southside of Indianapolis, where they raised their son, Mark, and were active in the community. He was a member of Friedens United Church of Christ. He enjoyed playing cards, softball, shooting pool with relatives, golf, gardening, watching sports, listening to big band jazz, traveling, and spending time with loved ones. He is remembered for his kindness, sense of humor, and dedication to his family, friends, and patients.
Survivors include his son, Mark (Tammy) of Greenwood; grandchildren, Zack (Amy) of Carmel, Lyndsey (Eric) of Carmel, and Cody (Brooke) of Fishers, and four great-grandchildren. He was a beloved uncle, cousin, brother-in-law, nephew, and friend to so many more. He is preceded in death by his wife, Muriel, and his sister, Mary.
A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Indiana Osteopathic Association (inosteo.memberclicks.net
) or Friedens United Church of Christ (https://www.friedensucc.org/giving
). The family would like to thank all the healthcare workers who cared for Bill in his final days for their care and compassion.