Traverse City Record-Eagle
---- — BUCKLEY — Alexander Craig Adam, 68, of Buckley went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, after a long battle with illness.
Alex was born on Aug. 22, 1944, in Greenville, S.C., the son of John and Ethel Adam. After graduating in January 1963 from Roosevelt High School in Wyandotte, Mich., he entered the U.S. Army for a tour of three years. He was discharged in January of 1966 as a Sergeant E-5. In June of 1965, he married Darlene Adam (Winter) of Taylor. He was an Auxiliary Police Officer in the city of Taylor, where he resided for 33 years. He retired from Ford Motor Co. (Woodhaven Stamping Plant) with 31 years of seniority as a welder-repair fixture builder. After retiring, he and his wife, Darlene, moved to Buckley.
He was an avid reader, and loved to fish, hunt, and at one time golf and camp.
He was a loving husband, father, and Papa. He enjoyed his grandkids more than they know!
Alexander Craig Adam is survived by his wife of 48 years, Darlene Adam; children, Michele (Michael) Ebel, Laura (Daniel) Carlson; grandchildren, Brittany Carlson, Renee Ebel, Nicholas Ebel, and Lily Carlson; brother, Alfred Adam; sisters, Barbara (Rich) Walster, Wendy (Rob) Brown, Mary (Bruce) Nyberg; his mother, Ethel Tenny; several nieces and nephews; and a very “special caring friend” Robin Stendel.
Preceding him in death were his father, John Adam; stepmother, Mary Adam; stepfather, Bill Tenny; and a very special nephew, Daniel Biggerstaff.
Memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan’s Purse, “Operation Christmas Child,” cancer research, or The Tabernacle Building Fund, P.O. Box 147, Buckley, MI, 49620.
Viewing is on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Covell Funeral Home in Kingsley from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., with Gary Lesperance speaking at 7 p.m. Burial will take place at Michigan Memorial Cemetery in Flat Rock, Mich.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home in Kingsley.