The man’s name was Darrell R. Adams, died 2-01-08,? place of death Dottie’s bar in Centraila IL.
I live downstate , Centralia,IL. Last Thursday a guy was at one of the bars in town, went out to have a smoke, fell down the steps, broke his neck… killed him. A life gone because of this STUPID law! And I know some may say it was his time to go, perhaps, but had he been able to smoke sitting on the bar stool he may still be here!!!!!! I think his family should sue the state myself!
– A Newsletter Reader
June 10, 1952 to February 1, 2008
Darrell R. Adams 55 years old of Sandoval died on Friday February 1, 2008 in St Mary Good Samaritan Hospital in Centralia Illinois. He was born on June 10, 1952. He is the son of Fred Donald & Opal Thelma (nee Belcher) Adams. He married Barbara Gibson in 1972 and the later divorced, He then married Carol Day in 1989 and the later divorced.
SURVIVORS….. Sons & Daughter in Law…Steve Adams of Sandoval,
Darrell Adams of Junction City Gary Barnett & Wife Crystal of Patoka
Brother & Sister in Law………………Lonnie Adams & wife Pam of Belview Florida
Sisters & Brothers in Law…Mary Basola & Husband Lewis of Sandoval,
Thelma Houston & Husband Tom of Patoka, Patsy Piercy & Husband Douglas of Centralia,Wanda Rybicki & Husband Vincent of Ashley
Grandchildren….. Cody Gambill Brittany Gambill, Destiny Dawn Barnett, Brittany Mitchell all of Patoka
Step Daughter…Laura Day of Iowa
13 Nieces & Nephews
Step Grandchildren Shawn Rowcliff, Dawson Rowcliff, Joshua Rowcliff
Darrell is preceded in death by.. His parents…Fred & Opal Adams
Son……Joey Adams Sister…..Donna Winkler
Darrell has lived in Sandoval for the last 9 years moving here from Patoka. He is an over the road Truck Driver for Schneider Truck Lines, Prior to that he drove for Tune Trucking in Patoka and he also worked at the Hoffman F-S Elevator Rockwell in Centralia & General Tire and Hintz Farm.. He enjoyed playing the Guitar,Fishing, Hunting and Camping. He is a member of the Fairman Baptist Church and the Sons of the American Legion Post 543 in Patoka.