John "Jack" Keith Adams

John K. Adams, known by most as Jack, died May 6, 2007, after a short illness. Jack was born October 5, 1921, the son of Hazel Adams and Claude Lewis. He spent most of his childhood in Detroit moving to Ypsilanti in 1954. Jack married his beloved wife, Louise, July 29, 1944, who survives him. He enlisted in the U. S. Army in March of 1943 and spent time in England, France, Holland, and Germany as a member of the 250th Engineer Combat Battalion before returning home in 1943. He worked for US Trucking Company for 35 years before retiring. He enjoyed his retirement perusing his inter est in genealogy, refining his computer skills, traveling with Louise in their camper, doing woodworking projects, reading, or doing crossword puzzles. He also was very active with the Adams-McKain Reunion. He transferred reunion secretary-treasurer notes written between1919-1963 to a bound spiral notebook and put the sheets in plastic covers. The repaired books were presented to the family in August 1964 and are still in use today. He also contributed the 1989 "Wildcat: Centennial Edition" of the Marcellus School yearbook. Jack also contributed to the family history section of the newsletters numerous times which included letters written by G.W. Alford during the Civil War and a charcoal drawing of Effie May Adams which was restored and presented to the family August 2002. He generously has shared genealogical information, anecdotal notes, cemetery data, and pictures. Thank you, Jack. Jack is survived by his son, John Adams of Glendale, Arizona, his grandson, James , daughter Marilyn of Brooklyn Michigan, sister Jean (William) Blanchard of Kalamazoo, Michigan and last but not least, Nicky, their dog. Any donations to his memory should be made to the Lenawee Medical Care Facility, (Castlewood Neighborhood) 200 Sand Creek Hwy, Adrian, Michigan 49230, where Louise resides.