Charles J Adam
February 9, 1921  -  August 24, 2018

Charles J Adam

Memorial Service
Potts Chapel
122 South Penn Ave.
Independence, KS  67301
Thursday, August 30, 2018
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Mount Hope Cemetery
Penn Ave.
Independence, KS  67301
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I served in the Army.

Charles J. Adam, 97 of Independence, Kansas passed away on Friday, August 24, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his loved ones.

Memorial Services will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 30, 2018 at Potts Chapel of Independence officiated by his sons, Pastor Don Adam and Pastor Mike Adam. Charles was born on February 9, 1921 to the late Charles P. and the late Bertha (Boswell) Adam in Independence, Kansas. Charles married Ruby M. Adam on March 8, 1947, in Fredonia, Kansas, and they made their home in Independence for over 68 years. As a hard-working, faithful husband, father, grandfather and friend, he devoted his entire life to the care, provision and protection of all those he loved.

Charles worked for over 46 years for Montgomery County in the County Road and Bridge department. He was a faithful member of Solid Rock Independent Baptist Church, where he was a member since 1952.

Charles J. was preceded in death by his precious wife Ruby, his son, David Adam, his great-grandson, Michael Deon, his daughter-in-law, Bobbie Adam, his sister Mary Jane Phillips, his brothers, Harry, Jack, Billy and Jerry. Survivors include: his sons, Don and wife Karen Adam, Fullerton, CA; Mike Adam, Independence, KS; Pat and wife Sharon Adam, Independence, KS; Jim and wife Gloria Adam, Melbourne, FL; his daughter, Sharon and husband Tom Walter, Independence, KS; 11 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, his wife’s favorite charity, and they may be left with the chapel.

Arrangements entrusted to Potts Chapel and condolences may be shared at


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  1. Debbie & Chris, Jimmy, Abby, and Lizzie Adam
    West Melbourne, FL

    Sending my condolences to the rest of the family. He was a loved great-Grandpa/Grandpa who will be truly missed. Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they should be comforted”.

  2. Lillian Stiles

    Thinking of you, Mike, Pat, and family with deepest sympathy at the loss of Charles. May memories of him bring you God's peace and comfort. You are in my prayers.

  3. M Hicks
    , TX

    Please accept my condolences on the loss of your dear loved one. Take comfort in knowing that our Heavenly Father will soon remove all pain, sorrow, and death forever! May this promise as recorded in Revelation 21:3,4 help you gain strength and inner peace to cope with the days ahead. (Philippians 4:13). To find out more about the Bible's hope for our loved ones sleeping in death, please visit

  4. Patricia Deniau (nee Phillips)
    Derby, KS

    Many wonderful memories of Uncle Junior. I feel blessed to have had him in my life.

  5. Doyle Phillips
    Derby, KS

  6. Gene Brown
    Huntington Beach, CA

    My condolences to family. May each of family praise God knowing he is in his heavenly home.

  7. Karlynn Holbrook
    Orlando, FL

    As a friend of Don and Karen Adam, we can see the incredible legacy left by Charles in his son Don. My prayers to his family and friends of God’s comfort for your loss and may you take comfort in knowing he’s been reunited with his wife and family amongst Jesus and the angels. What an incredible life and legacy he left. God bless!

  8. Jessie (Meza) Barrett
    Independence, KS

    Mr.Adams was my family neighbor on East Birch Street. Ruby used to watch me while my parents went to the store. He was a very good man.

  9. Sandra (Kubicek) Jacobson
    Bremerton, WA

    I am very sorry to hear of Charles passing. We are 2nd cousins. Bertha's brother John is my grandfather. Again my deepest condolences and prayers for the family.

  10. Dennis M Fischette
    Titusville, FL

    Jim and family, Angie and I are so sorry for the loss of your dad. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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