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Ellis Louis Adams

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ELLIS LOUIS ADAMS 12/4/1926 - 10/27/2014 Ellis Louis Adams passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct 27, 2014. He proudly dedicated his life to serving his country. He served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. His military career spanned for years. He began his military career serving in WWII as an Engineman aboard a radar ship in the Pacific; he then served as a United States Navy Master Chief for 26 years and ultimately worked with the Navy Seals in Vietnam. Ellis wanted to be remembered, as he will be for how he loved and served his country, his unwavering dedication to family and his generosity to others. After retiring from the Navy in 1973, he worked with his brother Ralph maintaining his semi-trucking business and on his racing pit crew. Ellis was extremely close to his brother Ralph and they shared many wonderful years and adventures together. Ellis was a lifetime member of Lucasville Masonic Lodge #465 (Ohio) and an honored member of the Oasis Veterans Club in Menifee, California. Ellis is survived by his sister Peggy Adams; his brother and sister in law Ralph and Kathi Adams; his first wife Anna Adams and their three children, Barbara, Deborah, Robert and his wife Peg; his grandchildren Ron Cooper and his wife Kerry, David Cooper and his wife Meg, Luke Adams and his wife Breanne, Dr. Katie Adams and one great grandchild Hannah Cooper who always made him smile. Ellis also leaves behind his loving soul mate of 15 years Carolann Campbell and her children Mike Campbell and his wife Biby, Carmelle Jensen and husband Todd, Robin Collins, Debbie Campbell as well as grandchildren Turner Jensen, Noah Jensen, Renee Koehlmoos, Ashley Collins and Jevin Collins. Ellis was preceded in death by his parents Luke and Wilhelmina Adams of Portsmouth, Ohio, his sister Wanda Vallandingham, and his second wife Wilma Jean Coffee. Ellis, you will be deeply missed. You were an amazing man who dedicated your life to serving your country and brought so much goodness to the world. You made many of us better people through your example of how to live a meaningful life. May our heavenly father embrace you on your arrival into the kingdom of heaven. Viewing on Tuesday, November 4th from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM followed by a service at Miller-Jones Mortuary, Menifee, California. Interment with full military honors will be at 12:45pm on Tue., Nov.4, at Riverside National Cemetery, Staging Area #4, Riverside, Ca. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Oasis Veteran's Club, 29100 Midway Summit Road, Menifee, California 92584.
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Nov. 2, 2014
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