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Saturday, February 11th, 2017
Richard Adams Jr.
Richard D. "Ricky" Adams Jr., 34, Celina, died at 4:40 p.m. Feb. 6, 2017, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
He was born June 5, 1982, in Van Wert to Richard D. (Denise L. "Mama Niece" Newman) Adams Sr., Van Wert, and Scheryl L. Foster Adams, Redding, California.
Also surviving are his fiancee, Christina M. Wilkins, Celina; his children, Paris Lanae Adams and Korbin Richard Adams, both of Celina, and RaeLyn Lee Adams, who is due in May; stepsons Chase Foust, Celina, and Gavin Moran of Florida; sisters, Lynsay L. (Dusty) Kroft, Celina, and Randie M. (Joe P. Thompson) Springer, Celina; stepsister, Carolyn (Hunter) Watson of Georgia; paternal grandparents, James and Phyllis Adams, Van Wert; maternal grandparents, Larry and Betty Foster, Van Wert; great-grandmother, Maxine Shell, Van Wert; aunt, Sheila Foster, Van Wert; and nieces and nephews, Hunter, Landon and Tanner Kroft, Zayne Springer, Devon "Uncle Devon," Sophia "Sissybell," Archey and Paislie Thompson, all of Celina.
Deceased are his uncle, Mark Adams, and his great-grandparents.
He was employed as a construction worker, a truck driver and a freight broker, at which he excelled.
Family was Ricky's life, and he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. His passions included fishing, cooking and all types of boating. He had a heart of gold and always made people laugh.
Ricky made the decision to give the "Gift of Life and Healing" through organ and tissue donation, allowing others to continue to live through him. His golden heart still beats strong.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, Van Wert, Steven Adams, Pastor Stuart Wyatt and Pastor Harry Tolhorst officiating. Burial will follow at Taylor Cemetery, Van Wert.
Calling is 2-6 p.m. Sunday and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to the trust fund that will be set up for his children, care of Richard Adams Sr.
Condolences may be sent to alspachgearhart.com.
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