William Richard “Rick” Adams, age 92, of Nevada, Ohio, passed away on Friday, November 12, 2021, at 11:10 am at the Fairhaven Community, Upper Sandusky.
Rick, also known by “Ace”, was born on October 11, 1929, in Cleveland, Ohio, to William and Jennie (Owen) Adams. He married Marie Adams on October 27, 1949, in Greenup, Kentucky, and she survives.
He is survived by his son William C. (Edna) Adams of Bucyrus, and 4 grandchildren, Michael (Brenda) Adams, Tammy (Carrie Waltzman) Adams, Brenda (Jerry) Presley, and Peggy Rule. Along with 5 great-grandchildren, and 1 great greatgrandchild, and his 2 nephews, J. Michael (Jean) Smalley, and Jonathan (Cathy) Smalley
He was preceded in death by a daughter Carol Adams, and a sister Phyllis Smalley.
Rick was 21 year veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Germany, Japan, and Vietnam, retiring as a Staff Sargeant.
Upon returning to Nevada, Rick opened Ace Engine and Mower Repair, and also drove truck in his retirement.
Rick was a member of the American Legion Nevada Post 462, and a past member of the Nevada Council, along with serving on various committees through the years.
For hobbies, Rick liked to hunt and fish, especially the last 10 years with Dale Sipe. He also enjoyed his ham and CB radios and reading especially military history. In his younger years, Rick enjoyed stock car driving and riding motorcycles.
Rick will be remembered for his kind and loving spirit that he had for all people. He will be greatly missed.
Funeral services for William R. Adams will be private with burial at Nevada Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Angeline School of Opportunity and can be sent to Lucas-Batton Funeral Home, 476 S. Sandusky Ave. Upper Sandusky, Ohio, 43351.
Online condolences may be sent to www.lucasbatton.com.