MANTON — Alfred J. Adams, 87, longtime resident of Manton, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. Alfred was born on April 26, 1926, in Luther, to the late John Quincy and Martha Jane (Cooper) Adams.
Alfred answered the call of duty enlisting at a young age and serving with the United States Navy during World War II.
Al made his living working with sheet metal, traveling all over the country and visiting 48 out of the 50 states supervising jobs.
He was an avid outdoorsman to say the least, hunting during many of the open seasons and fishing the rivers and inland lakes for trout, walleye and pan fish. Al enjoyed the great outdoors and passed his passion for nature down to his children and grandchildren.
He found family most important and was a loving and supportive grandfather, from summers spent camping and canoeing to sitting in the stands cheering at grandkids’ sporting events.
Al was a member of the VFW, the American Legion and former member of the Eagles.
He will be remembered by many.
Alfred is survived by a loving family, his grandson, John (Betty) Adams, of Mayfield; his granddaughter, Melody (Victor) Baker, of Manton; great-grandchildren, Vincent, Sabrina, Darren, Alyssa and Logan; and many other loving family members and friends.
Alfred was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, John Quincy Adams and Alfred J. Adams Jr.; brothers, Ottiwell and John; and a sister, Maxine.
A memorial gathering will take place from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2013, at the VFW Post 7806 in Manton. Military honors and burial will take place at 1 p.m. at the Greenwood Cemetery in Manton.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the VFW Post 7806 in Manton.