Billy Adams: January 8, 1931-May 7, 2017

Billy Adams pictureBilly Adams, 86, of Grover Hill, passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at his residence. He was born January 8, 1931, in Grover Hill to John and Mary Ellen (Morris) Adams. Both preceded him in death. He was united in marriage to Leona V. Martin Cross, she survives in Grover Hill.

Billy worked for the Division of Wildlife – Soil Conservation Services and the Water Shed Services, combined for 42 years. He also served in the Marines.

He is survived by two step-children, Michael (Joyce) Cross of Van Wert and Donna (Jerry) Wannemacher of Ottoville; five grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a step-son, Philip P. Cross; seven brothers and five sisters.

Private services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with Harter and Schier Funeral Home.


Billy Adams: January 8, 1931-May 7, 2017 — 5 Comments

  1. I have many wonderful memories of Uncle Bill and the fun he would make my visits when I would come down to the farm with my mother Treva.
    God Bless All.

  2. I also have wonderful memories of Bill and all the laughing we would have playing cards around the kitchen table.He was a great man. My thoughts and prayers are with Leona, Mike and Donna.

  3. I am so happy I was able to visit with my Mom in March and see Bill and Aunt Leona. He is a wonderful, kind man. He was always so happy about his gardening.

  4. I worked with Billy thru SCS and the Conservancy District… I also stopped by the farm after he retired… He was always working on something (His Willow Arboretum,etc…) He was a brilliant, true Conservationist, I always learned something every time I visited him… What a nice guy…
    Frank Gibbs, Soil Scientist

  5. To the Family,
    It was my good fortune as a young soil conservationist with the Soil Conservation Service in 1976 to receive technical training from Billy learning to survey and design conservation practices on the land. His mind was so sharp and he was an outstanding trainer who managed to make every day an enjoyable learning experience. Many of us owe much to Billy Adams. He was unique!

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