Mount Vernon News
  • J. Robert Adams

  • April 28, 2011

FINDLAY — James Robert “Bob” Adams ,of Findlay, died Tuesday, April 19, 2011, after an extended illness.

Born Sept. 19, 1928, in Utica to William Perry Adams and Annabel (Tucker) Adams, he graduated from Utica High School, Muskingum College and Ohio Northern University School of Pharmacy.

Survived by loving wife, Jean E. Adams; children, Mark and Sue Adams of Williamston, Mich., Cathy and John Dooley of Chesapeake, Va., and Thomas and Lisbeth Adams of Westerville; grandchildren, Erin, John Robert, Kate, Maggie, Hannah and Sarah; and sisters, Marietta VanFossen of Mount Vernon and Virginia Yeakley of Newark.

He served his country in the military as a naval air cadet and Army pharmacy technician. He practiced pharmacy in Lima, Ohio, Rolla, Mo. (Army hospital), and Troy, Ohio, before establishing and operating Adams the Druggist pharmacy in Worthington. Later he worked for and retired from the State of Ohio Developmental Center in Mount Vernon. He was active in the community, including Chamber of Commerce member, Boy Scouts of America volunteer, Heisey glassware collector, American Legion member and Gideons International — Hancock County Camp member. He was also a supporter of the American Heart Association. He loved to hunt morel mushrooms with family and friends in Northern Michigan and Ohio, and enjoyed beekeeping on his farm in Knox County. He attended St. Mark’s UMC in Findlay, and was a member of Owl Creek Church of the Brethren, Bellville.

Memorial service will be held Sunday, May 29, at 2 p.m. at Owl Creek Church of the Brethren, Tom’s Road, Bellville.

In lieu of flowers consider a donation to Gideon’s International or Owl Creek Church of the Brethren.

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