MATTOON — Darrell L. Adams, age 80 of Mattoon, IL passed away at 4:31 p.m., Friday, January 4, 2019 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon, IL.
A funeral service in his honor will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, 1200 Wabash Avenue, Mattoon, IL 61938; Reverend Kevin Wolfe will officiate. Burial will immediately follow in Dodge Grove Cemetery. A visitation will be from 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at the funeral home.
Darrell was born July 3, 1938 in Cooks Mills, IL the son of the late Raleigh G. "Gus" and Bessie L. (Wright) Adams. He married Vera J. Epperson on April 11, 1980 in Mattoon, IL. Darrell is survived by his loving wife, Vera Adams of Mattoon, IL; four children, David Adams and wife April of Lowdi, CA, Steve Adams and wife Becky of Cooks Mills, IL, Rick Adams and wife Jacklyn of Invernes, FL, Leanne Shain and husband Chuck of Cooks Mills, IL; two step-children, Richard Epperson and wife Sally of Entiat, WA, Kimberly Bitting and husband Sean of Charleston, IL; thirteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Roger Adams and wife Hanna of Gaylord, MI, Raleigh Adams and wife Sherry of Elizabethtown, KY. He is preceded in death by one brother, Larry Adams; one sister, Marsha Wallace; and stepson, Rod Epperson.
Darrell was a former employee of Pepsi Cola and previously employed by R.R. Donnelley for over twenty years before his retirement. He was a member of Broadway Christian Church in Mattoon, IL. Darrell was a skilled carpenter, enjoyed fishing, gardening, and an avid Chicago Bears and NASCAR fan. Darrell always had a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye. He was adored all who knew him. Darrell's family was his pride and joy. He was greatly adored and his precious memory will be cherished forever.
Memorials in Darrell's honor may be made to Broadway Christian Church, 1205 S. 9th Street, Mattoon, IL 61938.
Please visit www.mitchelljerdan.com or www.facebook.comitchelljerdanfuneralhome to light a virtual candle in his honor or share a memory with the family.