Orley Joseph Adams

December 4, 2018

Mr. Orley Joseph “Joe” Adams, age 60, passed away Saturday, December 1, 2018m at his home in McDavid, Florida.

Mr. Adams was a native of Three Rivers, MI and had resided in McDavid, FL for the past 22 years. Joe was retired from the US Navy with 21 years of service, serving in various duty stations around the world and aboard the following ships, RTC Great Lakes Illinois (June 1976), MS (A) School (September 1976), Diego Garcia (January 1977), Adak Alaska (January 1978), USS Lexington CVT 16 (January 1979), NTC Corey Station (1980), USS R.E. Byrd DDG 23 (1982), CBC Gulfport Mississippi (1986) and Kitty Hawk CV 63 (1988). He was a former employee at Crary’s Dairy, the Florida Department of Corrections with 14 years of service and a member of the McDavid United Methodist Church.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Nancy Lee Cunningham and sister, Rebecca Pauline Graves.

He is survived by his father and step-mother, Gary and Janet Rose Adams of Monroe, MI; wife of 22 years, Ruth Crary-Adams of McDavid, FL; two sons, Garald “Hank” Adams of Pensacola, FL and Edward Luther “Big Ed” Adams of Pensacola, FL; one brother, Gary John (Cathy Marie) Adams of Monroe, MI; two grandchildren, Tommie Willow Adams and Ivy Josephine Adams; one step-brother, Daniel (Mary) Adams of Michigan; one step-sister, Joanne (Bill) Godfrey of Michigan; mother-in-law, Dean Crary of Century, FL; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. David W. Cook officiating.

Burial will follow at the Crary Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 5, 2018m from 12:30 p.m. until service time at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Andrew Johnson, John Godwin, Terry Stanford, Ashton Johnson and Jackie Godwin.

Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes is in charge of all arrangements.

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