Rev. Loyd (Bud) Edward Adams, the son of Lloyd Edward and Gladys Rose (Dalton) Adams, was born June 23, 1936 in Koshkonong, Missouri. He departed this life August 10, 2020 at the age of 84 years.
He was united in marriage to Kathryn Louise Pentecost on January 30, 1958 who preceded him in death.
Rev. Adams was a decorated Vietnam Veteran having served 24 years in the United States Air Force. During his service he worked as an Air Evacuation Medic, Independent Duty Medic, Surgical Tech, Medical Trainer/Supervisor, a Military Customs Agent and an attaché for the NATO Commander in Oslo, Norway. As a member of the community, he coached baseball, umpired and refereed at the college level and was a mentor to youth. Rev. Adams was a former Mayor of Koshkonong, Missouri.
Following his retirement from the Air Force he received his credentials as a Minister with the Assemblies of God and pastured at the church he grew up in at Koshkonong, Missouri. He also pastored Dawson, Clarkton and Steele, Missouri. He retired from the ministry yet continued to fill in wherever he was needed.
He is survived by five children, Charles Adams and wife, Helen of Tucson, Arizona, Kevin Adams and wife, Belinda of Koshkonong, Missouri, Brian Adams and wife, Lenora of West Plains, Missouri, Cheryl Adams of West Plains, Missouri and Kathryn Prince of Koshkonong, Missouri; nine grandchildren, Charles Adams Jr. of Tucson, Arizona, Jeremiah Adams of Detroit, Michigan, Dustin Adams of Koshkonong, Missouri, Krysta Adams of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, Brian Adams Jr. of West Plains, Missouri, Joshua Adams of Bolivar, Missouri, Kayla Prince of Licking, Missouri, Cora Prince of Koshkonong, Missouri and Loyd Prince of Licking, Missouri; eleven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ruby Cornell of Quitman, Texas, Birdie LaVaughn (Sis) Crawford of Thayer, Missouri and Mary Milligan of Sunnyvale, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Gladys Adams; and one brother, Luther Lloyd Adams.
He will be remembered by his family as a devoted husband, father, and grandfather and will be truly missed by family, community and many friends.
Funeral services for Loyd Edward Adams will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2020, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Reverend Wayne Hurst and Reverend Junior Vaughn officiating.
The family will receive friends on Friday, August 14, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Carter Funeral Home in Thayer, Missouri.
Burial will be in Koshkonong Cemetery in Koshkonong, Missouri with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Missouri.