Charles K. Adams November 29, 1930 – June 12, 2015

Charles K. Adams 84, of Fort Branch, went to his heavenly home, Friday , June 12, 2015. Charlie was born November 29, 1930, in Fort Branch, IN to Virgil & Florence (Hickrod) Adams.
Charlie attended Ft. Branch High School, playing both baseball and basketball graduating in 1950 to attend The University of Evansville also playing baseball for U. of E. eventually attending a try out camp in Branson, MO for the New York Yankees.
He then enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served during the Korean war.
On March 28, 1953, he married his high school sweetheart, Betty Rohl in Fort Branch, IN who survives of Fort Branch.
Charlie served as the Republican member of the Gibson County Election Board for 50 years and was recognized as the Indiana Election Board Member of the Year in both 2003 and 2010. He also served as a member of the original Holding Corporation for Gibson Southern High School. Charlie was the first president of the Gibson Southern Band Boosters. He was an IHSAA Basketball and baseball official for many years.
Charlie was an active member of his beloved Bethel Memorial Church, where he served as a deacon and treasurer
He retired from the Whirlpool Corporation as a systems analyst after 30 years of service.
He adored his family and was a loving husband, father and PawPaw.
He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Betty Adams of Ft. Branch, IN son, Bruce (Lynne) Adams of Ft. Branch, IN and daughter, Jane (Jay) Barnett of Lino Lakes, MN.
Also surviving are Grandchildren; Jon (Terri) Adams of Ft. Branch, IN, Allison (Scott) of Wainwright, AK, Ashlee and Melissa Barnett and great grandchildren; Bralynne and Nolan Adams, Riley, Jack Tucker and Avery Moore.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Florence Adams, a brother, Roy D Adams and sister, June Kendle Jones
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 with Pastor Kevin Wilson officiating at Bethel Memorial Church located at 1520 S. Main St. Princeton, IN 47670. Internment will take place in the Walnut Hill Cemetery in Ft. Branch, IN.
Visitation will be Tuesday, June 16, 2015 from 2:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the church and Wednesday, June 17, 2015 from 9:00 A.M. until time of service at 10:00 A.M.
The family suggests memorials be made to Bethel Memorial Church. The family has entrusted Doyle Funeral Home with handling the arrangements. For information call 812-385-4334. Condolences may be made online at or the funeral home Facebook page.
Charlie Adams Marine pic

Charlie Adams pic

4 thoughts on “Charles K. Adams November 29, 1930 – June 12, 2015

  1. Abbi Case

    Dear Jane and family,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know from Jane’s stories that Charlie was a wonderful, charismatic man who is going to be greatly missed. This old Inuit saying has brought me comfort in times mourning, and I hope it will do the same for you…

    “Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy.”

    Love, Abbi

  2. Vonda Beck-Arbaugh

    Betty, All of my sympathy is with you. I know you will miss Charley greatly but as I was with Joe you will know he is in better hands now and you wouldn’t call him back to suffer. Read Isaiah 54th chapter I verses 4 thru 7th, I think where he says the Lord will be your husband. That was a comfort to me and I claimed the verse where he says that. He blessed me many times during my widowhood and has continued to bless me tho married. Stay in touch if you can. I will keep you in my prayers. Love,

  3. Cathy Starkey

    So sorry for your loss Betty, we will be keeping you and your family in our prayers. I am really going to miss seeing Charlie when I come home.


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