Albert “Abie” Adams, 99, of Centerville, peacefully passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 at Centerville Nursing and Rehab surrounded by his family and friends.
Abie was born on Oct. 18, 1914 in Missouri to Frank and Pauline (Guzzi) Adams. He married Mary Raskie. To this union were three children. Abie played the trumpet in high school and throughout his 20s had a local band called the “Melody Boys” in which he played guitar. Abie spent three years in the Iowa National Guard where he became a Staff Sergeant.
He was self-employed the majority of his life. Everyone will remember him for owning Adams Bowl for more than 40 years. At one point in his earlier years he owned and operated three business at the same time, a restaurant, tavern and a gas station.
In his spare time Abie enjoyed the outdoors. Fishing and hunting were some of the fondest times he spent with friends and family. He also enjoyed playing cards with his friends. Cribbage and conversation were a must in Abie’s world. Later on in life he enjoyed making the trip to the casino now again. Abie was a very liked/loved man throughout the community. The man born Albert Adams was mostly referred to as Pops, Gramps or simply Abie. He always had a smile on his face for you, unless you left the door or a window open. He will be greatly missed by his friends and family.
Survivors include, wife, Mary Adams, of Centerville; son, Ron Adams, of Centerville; four grandchildren, Tammy (Wade) Burgher of Lake of the Ozarks, Mo., Terry Smothers of Des Moines, Wade Adams of Centerville and Mary Jo Adams-Delacruz of Ames; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Larry Adams; daughter, June (Adams) Moore; and two siblings, Mary Hobart and Phillip Adams.
A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 at Thomas Funeral Home with Pastor Brad Dittmer officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior from 1-2 p.m. Inurnment will be in Oakland Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials may be given to the family and condolences may be shared at www.thomasfh.com.