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Gordon F. Adams

Gordon F. “Gordo” Adams, 82, of Tuscola, passed away on Thursday morning, April 22, 2021 at his residence. 

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, April 30, 2021 at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 South Main Street, Tuscola, IL. 

Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the funeral home. Burial with military graveside rites accorded will be held at the Tuscola Township Cemetery. 

Gordon was born on March 28, 1939 in Charleston, IL, the son of Henry M. and Elizabeth Lewis Adams. He married the love of his life: Phyllis A. Turner on June 18, 1959 in Tuscola. She survives. 

Also surviving are his son: Eric Adams and Emily Gurley of Baltimore, MD and daughter: Kristina (Shandon) Smith of Tuscola, IL, four grandchildren: Odin Adams, Lillian Adams, Brix Smith and Vivienne Smith, sisters: Mary Burress of Tuscola, IL and Lois Reeves of Charleston, IL 

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother: Woodrow Adams, sisters: Nancy Fritz, Fannie Mae Abney and Delora Woodfall. 

Gordon served his country in the US Air Force during the Vietnam era’s Cuban Missile Crisis. 

He began his career as a carpenter for Lake Construction, where he learned his trade from two of the best men he ever knew. Following that he and his brothers-in-law formed Adams & Turner Brothers Construction, which later became Adams Construction. His motto was “Difficult done immediately, impossible may take a little bit longer”. He was a lifetime member of the Tuscola Moose Lodge, past member of the Mattoon Eagles Lodge and the American Legion.  Gordon enjoyed his profession, playing cards, car shows and traveling 

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or a Veteran’s Organization of the Donor’s Choice. 

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