Donald Eugene Adams, 53, of Chanute, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Don was born Sept. 22, 1959, in Chanute, the son of Roy D., and Pearl Irene Hanson Adams. He graduated Chanute High School.
Don worked as a security officer, traveling many areas of the United States, insuring the safety of others. He was a third degree black belt in martial arts, and had achieved world champion amateur status. Don was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman.
He is survived by his children, Donald Adams, Chanute, Dorinda Adams, Chanute, Melissa Burris and husband, Travis, Chanute, and Nicholas Adams, originally of Chanute, and now serving his country in the U.S. Army; a sister, Royce Mueller, Yates Center, and brother, Kenneth Adams, Chanute; five grandchildren and a host of friends.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22 at Urbana Cemetery, Urbana. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel, Chanute. The family encourages memorials in Don’s name, to the American Legion Riders of Chanute. These may be left with the funeral home.
To leave a special message for the family on-line, visit www.PenwellGabelChanute.com