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Charles Adams

TAMPICO — Charles W. Adams, 86, of Tampico died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at the Walnut Manor Nursing Home in Walnut.

Born Feb. 15, 1927, in Tampico, the son of Robert and Vera (Foley) Adams, he married Ida Mary Chriest Sept. 4, 1948, in Tampico. She survives.

He was in the U.S. Air Force and served as a weatherman in Alaska. He was also a life-long Tampico area farmer.

Also surviving are three sons, Charles Junior of Davenport, Iowa, Paul (Nona) Adams of Tampico and Jeff (Kathy) Adams of Tampico; two daughters, Joyce Spencer of Walnut and Patricia (Keith) Buerklin of Robinson, Ill.; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Eldon, Bernard, James and Herbert; and three sisters, Veronica, Mary and Dorothy.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tampico with Msgr. Thomas Dzielak, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Tampico.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the services Thursday at the church.

A memorial has been established in his memory.

The Garland Funeral Home in Tampico is in charge of arrangements.

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