Douglas E. Adams

June 21, 1944 ~ June 1, 2022 (age 77)


Douglas E. Adams, 77, of Wabash, Indiana passed away at 2:24 a.m. on, Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at Wellbrooke of Wabash. He was born to Wayne B. and Delores (Bates) Adams on June 21, 1944, in Wabash, Indiana.

Doug was a 1962 graduate of Wabash High School. He married Cherryl Christman on July 31, 1965. She passed away June 17, 2012. He was a member of Saint Bernard’s Catholic Church in Wabash, Indiana and Knights of Columbus Wabash, Indiana 2957. Doug was a Past State Deputy of the Indiana Knights of Columbus, Past Board President of Gibault Children’s Services, Past Member of Izaak Walton League, Past County Coordinator for Wabash Special Olympics, Member of Wabash County F.I.S.H Board, Past member of Wabash Parks Board, Wabash City Schools board, Wabash Board of Zoning, Present Member of Wabash City Council. He was the grilled cheese maker at Access Youth Center in Wabash. He also took pride in helping the downtown merchants with maintenance. He was honored as Distinguished Citizen of the Year in 2020.

Doug is survived by his three sons, Anthony D. (Melinda) Adams of Wabash, Indiana, Christopher W. (Angela) Adams of Huntington, Indiana, Justin P. (Misty) Adams of Wabash, Indiana; eight grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. He is proceeded in death by his parents and his wife, Cherryl, two brothers, and one sister.

Mass of Christian Burial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 6, 2022, at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Wabash, with Father Levi Nkwocha officiating. Burial will follow at Falls Cemetery.

Calling hours will be Sunday, June 5, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with Recitation of the Rosary at 5:30 p.m. at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992.

Preferred memorials are to be directed to Special Olympics Area 5 or F.I.S.H.

McDonald Funeral Homes, Wabash Chapel, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992, have been trusted with Douglas Adams’ final arrangements.

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June 5, 2022

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Wabash Chapel
231 Falls Avenue
Wabash, IN 46992

Recitation of the Rosary
June 5, 2022

5:30 PM
Wabash Chapel
231 Falls Avenue
Wabash, IN 46992

Funeral Mass
June 6, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Bernard Catholic Church
207 N. Cass Street
Wabash, Indiana 46992

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