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Phillip Wayne Adams
September 10, 1927 - July 12, 2020
Burr Funeral Home & Cremation Service
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Burr Funeral Home
116 South Street
Chardon, Ohio 44024
440-285-2182 | Map
Friday 7/17, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Burr Funeral Home
116 South Street
Chardon, Ohio 44024
440-285-2182 | Map
Friday 7/17, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Service
Burr Funeral Home
116 South Street
Chardon, Ohio 44024
440-285-2182 | Map
Saturday 7/18, 11:00 am
Burr Funeral Home
116 South Street
Chardon, Ohio 44024
440-285-2182 | Map
Friday 7/17, 8:00 pm

A public Masonic Service will be held after the evening visitation on Friday, July 17, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.

PHILLIP WAYNE ADAMS, Age 92, long time resident of Montville Twp., died on Sunday, July 12, 2020.  He was born in Chardon, OH, on September 10, 1927, to Max Lyle and Lucille (Nee: Van Orsdale) Adams. Phil was a 1945 graduate of Chardon High School, a Veteran of the US Navy at the end of WWII,…

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Tom Adams left a message on July 23, 2020:
Phil was the family patriarch of a branch of the East Claridon Adams' living in California. There are three generations of us living out here - close to 20 of us now. Two, attended Phil's funeral to represent our family: Sabine Adams Hall and Bettina Adams Hart. Phil was the only son of my father Cayle's brother Max. Phil was old enough to be the ring bearer at my parent's wedding. He was the 'big' cousin to my brother Dick and me. He was kind to us and brotherly, and so good to our mother after our father passed when I was still a teenager. … In these later years I wrote him weekly and called him every Sunday afternoon. His mind was as sharp as ever. On his favorite subject the Civil War he would recommend books to read and he would retell stories of the great battles and the subtleties of the politics of the time. I called him as I always did on Sunday afternoon, July 12th, and this time his daughter Tori answered the phone. Her father had passed away only hours before. But Tori knew I would be calling and she knew her father was expecting my call. He had asked the family to stop by the post office to pick-up my weekly letter. And so Tori did as her father would have wanted; she answer the phone for him - the ever dutiful daughter. What a blessing to him in his final days, and a memorial to the person he was. We will miss him forever. - Tom Adams, The Adams Family in California
Tom & Paula Shepherd left a message on July 18, 2020:
May the Lord comfort you during this time of loss and sadness. It was a great privilege to be neighbors with Phil & Gerre for a few years, and to visit in their home monthly for many years as Gerre's visiting teacher and friend. Phil supported his wife in her many genealogical activities and so appreciated her love for his family. My favorite memory of them is the story they told about their wedding. Phil had the responsibility of picking up the wedding cake and delivering it to the reception. During the trip, the car door flew open and the cake flew out of it. Somehow they were able to cobble it back together enough to use at the reception. With typical Phil Adams humor he would laugh at the story and then give Gerre a hug to remind her of his love for her. May they rest in peace together and may God bless their family. Much love, Tom & Paula Shepherd
Merilea Reeves (Buell) left a message on July 18, 2020:
Remember Phil and his wife Jerri when they were neighbors in East Claridon. He was also our insurance agent. Good people for sure.. Prayers for the family.
Bob Martin left a message on July 18, 2020:
I met Mr Adams via being friends with his son Rex.. This following story tells exactly what kind of a man he was. On a cold winter snowy night while driving down 528 with my two infant sons in the car I ran out of gas in front of his house. I had no choice but to knock on his door. After telling Mr Adams what had happened he advised me he had no gas to give me. After telling him thanks anyways i turned to walk away saying i had to get back to my car because my two children were in the car. He stopped me. Mrs Adams told me to bring my children in the house. As Mrs Adams looked after my children Mr Adams and i drove to chardon to get gas. Not only did he drive me to chardon to get gas he paid for it. As my fried Bill Balog would say. Mr and Mrs Adams were GOOD people.
Nancy Gould left a message on July 18, 2020:
Oh, how we loved your mom and dad! When I moved back to Ohio into my house in Chesterland I will always remember that your dad was there with the work crew, helping me unpack and settle in. I remember thinking how wonderful it was that he didn't even know me and yet he was there to help. Over the years, of course, I realized that was just who he was! ...always available to help and serve others, What a powerful example he set for us!
Sandie Weaver (Westover) left a message on July 17, 2020:
So sorry for loss. Loved growing up next to you in East Claridon. Loved your parents. Great folks. Prayers for comfort. Love ya. Cherish all the beautiful memories as I do. God Bless
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