The Obit For Gene Adams

Elton E. Adams
(1928 - 2012)

Published in Belleville News-Democrat on September 19, 2012

Elton E. "Gene" Adams, 84, of Caseyville, Ill., born June 12, 1928, in Paducah, Ky., died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at Caseyville Nursing and Rehab Center, Caseyville, Ill.

Gene was a member of Bricklayers Union 8 of Belleville, where he worked for around 60 years. He was a Korean War U.S. Army veteran and before he was drafted he played minor league baseball for the Boston Braves. Gene was a member of Green Mount Road Church of Christ in Belleville, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bennie B. and Myrtle, nee Shelton, Adams.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Phyllis Ann, nee Williams, Adams; his daughter, Sherri (Don) Walker of Benton, Ky.; his son, Vince (Suzy) Adams of Houston, Texas; seven grandchildren, Amy (Mike) Dominski, Joni (Jared) Morgan, Stephen Walker, Lori (Michael) Patterson, Ashley (Rocky) Wyatt, Lindsay (Justin) Hunton and Austin T. Adams; 11 great-grandchildren, Eden, Isaiah, Sam, Lucy, Beau, Rosie, Camp, Shepherd, Haven, Riley and Paisley; his brother, Joe (Sandy) Adams of Caseyville, Ill.; sister-in-law, Frances (Jim) Irwin of Caseyville, Ill.; niece, Terri L. (Lew) Foshee of Sharpsburg, Ga.; great-nieces, Amber (John) Dale, Courtney (Dave) Flores and Tabitha (Todd) Trammell; and great-nephew, Scott (Joyce) Boldwyn.

Memorials may be made to Vitas Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 at Kassly Mortuary, Fairview Heights, Ill., and 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at Green Mount Road Church of Christ, Belleville, Ill.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at Green Mount Road Church of Christ, Belleville, Ill., with Minister Shelton Peeler officiating. A private interment will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.

KASSLY MOTUARY, Fairview Heights, Ill.