William Joseph "Billy" Adams, 38, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at his home on Sunday, February 14, 2016.
He was born October 2, 1977 in Lebanon, Missouri, the son of Howard W. and Phyllis J. (Baucom) Adams of Springfield, Missouri.
He married JoAnn Marie (Gray) Adams on September 7, 2002 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City and she survives.
He was a Registered Respiratory Therapist at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis with 15 years of dedicated service.
He was a faithful member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. He was a loving husband and an awesome dad to his two children. He cherished the special times shared with his "Peanut Butter Joseph" and "Makeeyla", always playing computer games, playing catch, Star Wars, dressing the dolls or having a tea party. He was a fan of the St. Louis Blues Hockey and Cardinals Baseball. He loved the beach, but had to be in the shade. Billy will be remembered for his easy going personality and the love and special times shared with his family and many friends.
In addition to his beloved wife and parents, he is survived by his son, Michael Joseph Adams; daughter, Makayla Marie Adams; sister, Jennifer Adams of Springfield, Missouri; nephew, Eric Lockmon of Springfield, Missouri; mother-in-law, Nancy Gray of Granite City; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mary and Jeff Fischer of Glen Carbon; his Pampa EZ, Elzie Berry and Granny June, June Berry of Tightwad, Missouri;other extended family and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charley and Willene Adams and Harold and Ileane Baucom and his father-in-law, Jimmy J. Gray.
In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, February 19, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Chris Comerford as celebrant.
Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.
Memorials may be made to the family for a trust fund for his children and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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