Willam Ross Adams Jr.

Born: Mon., Jul. 16, 1934
Died: Tue., Mar. 24, 2015


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 27, 2015
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 27, 2015
Location: Donald B Thompson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Mar. 28, 2015
Location: Zion Lutheran Church

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William Ross Adams Jr.,80, Middletown, died Tuesday March 24 at Kline Hospice House in Mt. Airy. He was the husband of Barbara Sprankle Adams whom he married July 31, 1955.
Born in Middletown on July 16, 1934 he was a son of the late William Ross Sr. and Irene Wolfe Adams. He was a 1956 graduate of Middletown High School. Mr. Adams was employed with the State Highway Administration from 1960 until 1996 and retired as an inspector. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Middletown where he served on the church council several different times; a life member of the Middletown Volunteer Fire Co.; member of Catoctin Fish and Game Club, Hyndman Senior Center and a life member of the NRA. He also maintained a home in Hyndman, PA
Surviving, besides his wife, are:
4 children - Sharon Hipkins and husband Nelson - Wolfsville; William E. Adams and wife Lynann - Hagerstown; Karen Sullivan husband Tom - Middletown ; Charles E. Adams and wife Nancy - Middletown
11 grandchildren - Katie Rudman (Sam); Joshua Sullivan (Anna); Matthew Adams; Seth Hipkins (Brittany); Juli Sullivan; Jaclyn Adams; Kimnie Adams, Emily Adams; David Sullivan, Michael Adams, Krista Sullivan
1 great-grandson - Colton Rudman
3 sisters - Barbara Angleberger and husband Tom; Frances Eaves and husband Eddie- both of Frederick; Debbie Crouse and husband Gary - Middletown
The family will receive friends on Friday March 27 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown. Funeral services will be held 2 PM on Saturday March 28 from Zion Lutheran Church, 107 W. Main St., Middletown. Rev. Cris Frigm will officiate. Interment will be made in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Middletown. Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, Kline Hospice House or Middletown Volunteer Fire Co.
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Cindy Shank
   Posted Thu March 26, 2015
Sharon - so sorry for your loss. I will be thinking of you. My sympathy to you and your family.

Faust Family
   Posted Thu March 26, 2015
Family, we are sorry to learn of your loss. May your many shared memories with William bring you peace, today and in the many days to come. May the words of Jesus at John 5:28,29 bring you comfort, he gives us the promise of a real resurrection to eternal life. Our condolence to all of you.

Susan House Pardo
   Posted Thu March 26, 2015
Mrs. Adams, Sharon, Billy, Karen, Charlie and families. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time! I will always remember all the good times at your home with Mr. Adams and playing ball out in the back yard. Also how he loved to watch his children play sports. He was a valued friend to my mother and father. I know he will be missed. His memory will live in your hearts forever.
Praying for all of you--Susan Pardo

Roy and Dixie Lipscomb
   Posted Thu March 26, 2015
Charlie and family, we are so sorry for your loss your dad was a good man, he will certainly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, "May God Bless you all and give you the power to heal from your loss".

Suzette Dotterer
   Posted Thu March 26, 2015
I was so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Please know that I am thinking of you at this difficult time.

Jesse & Avelene Emerick
   Posted Fri March 27, 2015
We are very sorry to hear of Bill's passing. We always enjoyed his friendship and consideration, since first meeting he and Barbara since they became our neighbors in Tiger Valley. Our family will always recall with gratitude how he and Barbara would visit with my grandmother after the passing of my grandfather. Our sincerest condolences to Barbara and family.

   Posted Fri March 27, 2015
I am very sorry for the loss of Mr. Adams. It is always hard to lose a loved one, and it may be even harder to cope. But the scripture at Revelation 21:4 has a reassuring promise. It states that there will be a time when death will be no more. Imagine that! Along with death, there won't be any more pain or suffering. May you find comfort and hope in all o God's promises found in His word, the Bible.

Karen and Paul Sisk / Fred Temke
   Posted Fri March 27, 2015
We were so sorry to hear of Bill s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family for healing during this difficult time. May God bless you all.

David Zittle
   Posted Fri March 27, 2015
To the Adams Family: I'm very sorry to hear of Mr. Adams passing. Remember when he helped my dad coach us in Babe Ruth baseball. Very nice person! My condolences to all of you.

Phil, Diane,& Amanda Lambert
   Posted Fri March 27, 2015
Willie, We are sorry to learn of the passing of your dad. May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Pat Rosensteel
   Posted Sat March 28, 2015

Sending our condolences at the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family in the days ahead.

Keith LaCoste
   Posted Sun March 29, 2015
Too the whole family. I am so sorry for your loss. Our prayers of comfort are with you all at this time. I know he will be missed dearly but he is with you and within you always and forever until you meet him again in Heaven.

Charles Powell
   Posted Fri April 24, 2015
I'm sorry for your Father's passing. I remember him being at church, when I was much younger and he would playfully tease me when I was with my father, James, who unfortunately just passed, too. God Bless your family.

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