Willard Leroy Adams of Plainfield died Sunday. He was 69.
Born July 20, 1943, in Levee, Ky., he was a son of the late James and Lillie Adams Sr.
Mr. Adams was a U.S. Army veteran. He graduated from Ben Davis High School in 1961 and received his undergraduate and master’s degrees from Indiana University. He was a reporter for more than 45 years with UPI wire service and the Mooresville Times Newspaper.
He was a member of the Indiana University Alumni Association and the Nature Conservancy.
Survivors include his wife, Mary L. Adams; a brother, James (Ed) Adams; an uncle, aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousins.
Preceding him in death was a sister, Patricia S. Morrell.
Services are 1 p.m. Friday at Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home. Interment will be at Lincoln Memory Gardens Cemetery in Whitestown.
Calling at the funeral home is for two hours prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Online condolences may be sent to the Adams family at www.hamptongentry.com.