Adams, Marvin "Jack" Jacdson

Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Time: 4:00 to 8:00 PM with an American Legion Service at 7:30 PM and after 9:00 AM on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Entombment in the Haven of Rest Mausoleum at Crestview Memoiral Park, St. Clair, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to the American Cancer Society


Marvin Jackson Adams, known to all as Jack, of St. Clair, MO, departed this life at his home, surrounded by the love of his family, on July 17, 2017, having reached the age of seventy-nine years and seventeen days. Jack was born in Meta, MO, on June 30, 1938, son of John Earnest Adams and Kallie Virginia Adams nee Rowden. On August 13, 1965, he was united in marriage to Katherine Ilene Richardson, known to all as Katy, and two children came to bless this union.

Jack is survived by his wife, Katy Adams of St. Clair, MO; by his son, Robert Adams and wife, Stacey, of Riverview, FL; by his daughter, Teresa Adams of St. Clair; by three grandchildren, Kyle Card of St. Clair, Allison Adams of Riverview and Katherine Hill of St. Clair; by three brothers, Bobby Adams and wife, Patty, of Glascow, MO, Terry Adams and wife, Nancy, of Cedar Hill, MO and David Adams of Hillsboro, MO; by two sisters, Sue Radosh of House Springs, MO and Carolyn Sterzik of Arnold, MO; by brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, John and Kallie Adams; by one brother, Johnny Adams, and by three sisters, Peggy Hopper, Judy Campbell and Linda Bingman.

Jack was a Christian and member of Green Mound Baptist Church in St. Clair, MO. He was proud to have served his country as a Private First Class in the United States Army, entering on October 2, 1961 and receiving his honorable discharge on October 1, 1963. He was currently an active member and past trustee of American Legion Post 347 in St. Clair, MO. He was a member of the Legion Card Club and enjoyed the fellowship of the many friends he played cards with. Jack was a cowboy at heart and he was only fifteen years old when he left home to ride bulls and broncs in the Professional Rodeo Circuit and continued to do so for about five years. During his working career he was employed as a shipping clerk at Missouri Equipment Company in St. Louis, MO, retiring after thirty-five years. He was also a member and retiree of Sheet Metal Workers Local 102 of St. Louis, MO. Jack was also a past member of the St. Clair Saddle Club and in his younger years, had enjoyed riding and showing horses and racing pony chariots. Jack loved to fish, hunt and work in his garden. He had a keen sense of humor that will be missed by many. What meant most to him was time spent with his family. His children and grandchildren were his pride and joy and he was truly devoted to caring for his wife, Katy.

A devoted and loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and treasured friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. Herman McMullin officiating. Entombment with full military honors was in the Haven of Rest Mausoleum at Crestview Memorial Park near St. Clair, MO. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.