MEADE - Harry Dean Adams, age 84, died Friday, April 4, 2014, at the Kansas Soldiers Home in Fort Dodge.
He was born Sept. 6, 1929 to Harry and Pearl (Dugger) Adams in Lewis.
He married Lois Duncan on Dec. 24, 1959 in Miami, Okla.
After his high school graduation, he served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Upon his discharge, he attended Kansas State University.
He served for twenty-eight years as the County Engineer for Meade County. During his tenure, he served, not only as, the engineer for Meade County, but seven years for both Meade and Gray Counties, and five years for both Meade and Clark Counties.
From 1975 until 1982, he and Lois owned and operated the Adams Agri-Center in Meade. In 1994, he retired from his civil service to Meade County.
He was a member of the Untied Methodist Church, Methodist Men, and the American Legion, serving as past commander, all of Meade.
Survivors include son, Chris Coe and wife Jackie, Castleton; daughter, Kathie Brown and husband Mike, Meade; brother, Eugene Adams and wife Vicki, El Dorado; nephews, David and Steven Adams; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren: Tony Brown and wife Marilyn and their children, Wyatt and Whitney Brown, Aaron Brown and daughter Kelly Brown, Monica Ross and husband, Chip and their daughters, Madison and Cameron Ross, Jennifer Coe, Lauri Ericson and husband Tom and their children, Trey and Kaija Ericson
He was preceded in death by his wife Lois on March 15, 2013; and niece, Judy Adams.
• Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the United Methodist Church in Meade, with the Reverend Diana Stewart presiding.
Private family burial will take place at a later date.
Memorials are suggested to the Kansas Soldiers Home or the United Methodist Church in care of Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade.
Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.fidlerormebachmanmortuary.com