Gerald Max Adams of Deford, age 82, passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2019, at his daughter’s home. Jerry was born September 10, 1936, in Caro, one of 15 children born to the late Hurshel and Carmen (Curtis) Adams. He was united in marriage with the former Alice Smith on September 11, 1958. Jerry proudly served his country with the U.S. Army from 1954 until his honorable discharge in 1962. He went on to help his fellow veterans by being a DAV driver transporting veterans to area doctors and hospitals. He was an active member of the Caro VFW Post #4164 and the Caro American Legion Post #7. Jerry enjoyed playing cards and hunting. 

Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Alice Adams; four children: Brenda, Gerald, Herschel and April; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; six siblings and their spouses: Cecil and Brigette Adams, Nelda Stevens, Curtis and Penny Adams, Denise Gusek, Linda and Lawrence Spiekerman, Kim and Mark Carr; sister-in-law, Lil Adams; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and a good friend, Gloria Bucholz. In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by four brothers: Robert, Richard and Theresa, Johnny and Alan A; four sisters: Elma Marion and Don Duncan, Alberta and Robert Jones, Carmen Ferol and Jack Lake, and Karen and George Newton.  

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 15, 2019, at noon at the Caro American Legion Post #7 in Caro. Military honors will be afforded by the Caro American Legion Post #7 and Caro VFW Post #4164. The family was assisted with these arrangements by the Ransford Collon Funeral Home of Caro. Friends may share memories, thoughts and prayers online at

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