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William Dwight "Bill" Adams1,2,3

b. 31 August 1923, d. 20 February 2007

Father Clyde Leroy Adams1 b. 30 September 1887, d. 30 December 1928
Mother Ruth Adeline Hutchison1 b. 17 November 1891, d. 21 August 1938
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Family 1 Helen Marie Rabel b. March 1926
Marriage*   Principal=Helen Marie Rabel3 
Children  1. Mary Jane Adams b. Sep 1948
  2. Ruth Elaine Adams b. Dec 1951
  3. John Stanley Adams b. Apr 1959
  4. William David "Bill" Adams b. Jan 1961

Family 2 Georgianna Fulks b. 1929
Marriage*   Principal=Georgianna Fulks4 

Marriage*   Principal=Helen Marie Rabel3 
Marriage*   Principal=Georgianna Fulks4 
Birth* 31 August 1923  Madison Twp., Muskingum Co., OH1,4 
Census* 1930  1930 Federal Census, Ohio, Muskingum County, Madison Township, ED: 60-18, Series: T626, Roll: 1858, Page: 131A, April 17
Sheet 6a
(enumerated with mother, Ruth Adams)
004, 121, 126, Adams, Dwight, Son, , , , Yes, F, W, 6, S, , No, , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, , 59, , , , , , None, , , , , , , ,1 
Milit-Beg* between 1942 and 1945  U S Army Air Corps
19th Troop Carrier Squadron4 
Death* 20 February 2007  Muskingum Co., OH4 
Burial* 20 February 2007  Memorial Park Cemetery, Zanesville, Muskingum Co., OH4 
News/Obit* 21 February 2007  William 'Bill' Dwight Adams, 83

ZANESVILLE - William "Bill" Dwight Adams, 83, of Zanesville, passed away at 11:35 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, at Genesis Hospice, Morrison House. Bill was born on Aug. 31, 1923, in Muskingum County, to the late Clyde and Ruth Hutchison Adams. He served our country and protected our freedom by serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a sergeant in the 19th Troop Carrier Squadron during World War II. Bill farmed and worked for Armco Steel, from which he retired in February 1977. He was a member of Fair Oaks Baptist Church, American Legion of Dresden Post 0399 for 41 years, and the senior center. Bill loved to travel take cruises, square dance with his wife, Helen, and was a proud veteran. Bill, known as Poppy by his family, is survived by his loving wife, Helen Marie Rabel Adams of the home; two sons, John (Susie) Adams and Bill Adams of Nashport; two daughters, Mary Jane Peffer of Trinway and Ruth Elaine Croy of Nashport; three stepsons, Jack (Carolyn) Huey, Gary (Janie) Huey and Bruce Huey; three stepdaughters, Donna Hockensmith of Pennsylvania, Debbie (Terry) Marple of Florida and Mary (Myron) Jolly of Michigan; a brother, Arthur (Clarice) Adams of Trinway; two sisters, Helen Mercer of Norwich and Mary Steele of North Canton; a sister-in-law, Glenna (Raymond) Adams; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his first wife, Georgianna Fulks Adams; a brother, Raymond Adams; a sister, Esther St. Clair; and two infant siblings.

Calling hours will begin at 11 a.m. with funeral services at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, 2007, at The Snouffer Funeral Home, 1150 W. Military Road. Pastor Bob Buchanan will officiate. Entombment will follow in the mausoleum in Memorial Park Cemetery, where full military honors will be conducted by George Selsam VFW Post 1058.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Fair Oaks Baptist Church, Genesis Hospice and Palliative Care or to Honor Flight P.O. Box 214 Enon, OH 45323 or visit Honor Flight made it possible for Bill to visit the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. free of charge in October of 2006. To send a note of condolence to the family visit and click obituaries or call 450-8000.

Published in the Zanesville Times Recorder, February 21, 20073,4 

Last Edited 29 Dec 2011


  1. [S248] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , 1930 U.S. Federal Census.
  2. [S1175] OH, Daily Jeffersonian, Cambridge, online,
  3. [S187] Zanesville Newspapers.
  4. [S626] Find-A-Grave, online

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