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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.




  1. Annie Collins Mitchell
    August 12, 2020 @ 3:21 pm

    So sorry for the loss. Such a great man.


  2. Sheila Harrison
    August 14, 2020 @ 7:13 am

    Brother Loyd, (Bud) you served your LORD well for many years, now it is time for you to rest in HIM. Our sympathy to the family. May the Lord give them comfort and peace at this time. You will be missed not only by your family, but also by those that called you their minister and friend. For all those of us who sat under your ministry we Thank you Brother for your dedication.


    • Cheryl Adams
      August 16, 2020 @ 7:51 am

      Thank you Sheila and Dale for your sincerity and your dedication to the same King if Kings we serve. Your words ate spot on about our Father’s dedication to the spreading of the Gospel and being His Shepard of flocks. We love you and are grateful for all you have done.


  3. Charles Clark
    August 14, 2020 @ 6:24 pm

    So sorry to hear of Bro. Adams passing. He has fought a good fight, he kept his faith and now a robe of righteousness is his. He was so instrumental in our church at Steele, purchasing a church building when our old building was about to collapse and getting the building remodeled and also getting a new church patronage. He was certainly a man of GOD and will be greatly missed by so many. Rest in piece my friend.


    • Dawn Melody (Stewart) Bladel
      August 15, 2020 @ 12:58 am

      A life well lived your presence here in this life is greatly missed but this is not good bye friend it is only ,”See you later on the golden streets of our eternal home living with our Lord Jesus Christ and our loving Heavenly Father Jehovah . Where we all will shout sing and praises will forever be expressed.
      Love and peace will eternally be experienced. We all will rule and reign eternally together. ”
      Dawn Melody (Stewart) Bladel
      August 15,2020


  4. Phyllis Kennedy
    August 14, 2020 @ 9:07 pm

    Bro Adams was very sweet and special we have nothing but fond memories of him we will miss him hug and prayers


    • Cheryl Adams
      August 16, 2020 @ 7:58 am

      Brother Clark, I thought about you Thursday as we were finishing up Obituary and were revisiting our memories of the Steele Assembly of God Church. Such a blessing when God makes a way for a church building to be built and when the congregation is on fire to serve. So thankful you commented and I had an opportunity to tell you in return – thank you for your brotherly love, faithfulness to your ministry, and your family’s love to my parents and their family. Godspeed


  5. Cheryl Plummer
    August 15, 2020 @ 2:01 am

    He was a wonderful man and a devout Christian! I am so glad to have gotten back in touch over the years! He will be dearly missed. I will be praying for peace, during this sad time, for all of the family.


  6. Cheryl Adams
    August 16, 2020 @ 7:47 am

    Thank you so much. Many people were blessed by him as we were. Godspeed to you and yours Annie.


  7. Cheryl Adams
    August 16, 2020 @ 8:14 am

    Thank you Sheila and Dale for your sincerity and your dedication to the same King if Kings we serve. Your words ate spot on about our Father’s dedication to the spreading of the Gospel and being His Shepard of flocks. We love you and are grateful for all you have done.


  8. Terry Hutchcroft
    August 18, 2020 @ 8:43 pm

    My deepest sympathy to all the children surviving Loyd and Kathryn. I remember all of you very well when I was stationed at Laughlin AFB in Del Rio(early 1970’s).Your dad was my NCOIC in surgery at the base hospital. What a wonderful man to work for. I was invited to your home so many times to share a meal. A fantastic family indeed.
    Just wanted to extend my condolences on the loss of your father, and my mentor of many years ago.


    • Cheryl Adams
      September 1, 2020 @ 4:15 pm

      Mr. Hutchcroft, all 5 of us children are living. We have some really fond memories of Del Rio, TX. I remember waiting on Dad to finish with the instruments (post surgery) so he could take me to Cafeteria for a 7UP and crackers because I sick. Our folks were always active and took us just about everywhere they went. We were very blessed and both our parents left this earth peacefully. Mother passed 11 years ago from CHF and Pulmonary Sarcoidosis. We thank you for your kindness and reaching out. Dad would have loved speaking with you. Godspeed Sir.
      – 4th child/Oldest daughter. (I am sure I was missing some teeth when you saw me last.)


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