EAST PALESTINE – Junior J. Adams, 88, of Neeld Road, passed away at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, May 5th at Vibra Hospital of Mahoning County, where he had been a patient.
Junior was born September 30, 1924 in Coshocton, a son of the late Joseph and Hattie Chaney Adams, and had resided in this area since 1947, coming from the Coshocton area. He had been employed as a truck driver with the former Pure Oil Dealership, as well as Herriott Trucking, both of East Palestine.
He had been a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, New Waterford, and had been a member of the East Palestine Volunteer Fire Department in the 1960’s.
His first wife, Dora May Franklin, whom he married October 18, 1945, preceded him in death on January 8, 1967. His second wife, Etta Fern Franklin Sundheimer, whom he married in 1981, preceded him in death on January 28th of this year. Four brothers had also preceded him, Glenn, Cecil, Paul, and Mike Adams.
Junior is survived by four sons, Edgar J. Adams, at home, Stephen (Nora Lee Worsencroft) Adams, Poland, Ralph (Wanda) Sundheimer, Jr., Ragersville, and Robert (Doreen) Sundheimer, Fresno; and three daughters, Charlotte M. (Ron) Ogg, East Palestine, Melinda Sue (Tom) Delo, Negley, and Jean E. (Tom) Miller, Sugarcreek. He also leaves a brother, Robert Adams, New Waterford, twenty grandchildren, twenty-nine great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren.
The funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the Oliver-Linsley Funeral Home. Burial will follow in New Waterford Cemetery. The family will receive friends for two hours, prior to the time of service.