2013-01-10 / Obituaries

John B. Adams


John B. Adams John B. Adams John B. “Baby John” “Jack” Adams, 80, of Manistique, Mich., died Sunday evening, Jan. 6, 2013, at his home under the loving care of his family and North Woods Home Hospice.

He was born on April 20, 1932, in Sebewaing, Mich., to the late John B. and Gertrude (Ward) Adams. John graduated from Sebewaing High School in 1950 and then entered the United States Navy. He was honorably discharged in January of 1954. He worked for Western Electric then Michigan Bell for 34 years before retiring.

John married Karolyn “Honey” Wood on Jan. 25, 1986. In May of 1987, they moved to the U.P. where John had loved to vacation and hunt. Together they purchased the Jack Pine Lodge. He enjoyed hunting, golfing, bowling, spending time with family, and gabbing and telling stories at the Jack Pine.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 27 years, Karolyn “Honey” Adams; former wife, Alice Adams; children, Robert (Becky) Adams, Richard (Maryanne) Adams,

Ron (Betty) Adams, Peter (Dayna) Miller, Josie Abadie, Sheryl (Mike) Dixon, Wes (Connie) Howell, and Angel Gilbert; brothers, Jerry (Cathy), Ken (Bernadette), and Don (Sally) Adams; grandchildren, Kristy (Joe) Garofalo, Jason (Heather) Adams, Jeff Adams, Justin Adams, Lauren (Matt) Brown, Jenny Adams, John-Thomas Adams, Bradley Hannah, Michael

Dixon, Christopher Dixon, Brandy Rawls, Cody Gilbert, Hayle Gilbert, Maxwell Miller, Amanda Miller, Levi Miller, Ben Miller, JJ Howell, and Daniel Howell; great-grandchildren, Cameron Adams, Dominique Adams, Donovin Adams, Haleigh Adams, Justin Adams, Jr., Sharon Huizenga, Audrey Brown, and Dominic Garofalo.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Deloris Pomeranke; and greatgranddaughter, Paisley Brown.

A memorial gathering will be held at Jack Pine Lodge on Sunday, Jan. 20, beginning at 4 p.m. John’s obituary and guestbook may be viewed and signed at www.bowermanfuneralhome.net.

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