Vearl C. (Sparky) and Lucille Adams and children, Dona Lois, and Gene, 
moved to Mt. Vernon, Illinois, in 1951 and later moved to Opdyke,
where they have resided twenty years. Sparky owned and operated a welding
shop known SPARKY 460 WELDING, where he worked until his death on August 30,
1974. Sparky was fatally injured while doing welding for Dodds Grade 
School in Jefferson County. In I965 Sparky helped build and start the 
Rural Fire Department Opdyke: he was fire chief until his death. His 
wife, Lucille, resides in Opdyke. The older son, Donald, and wife, 
Louise and two daughters live in Denver. Colorado. Daughter, Lois 
(Peggy) and husband, Robert Leon Glenn, with their five children, live 
in Jacksonville, Florida. Younger son, Gene, and wife, Charlene, live
in Centralia, Illinois.

Some ommisions may have occured to protect living individuals.

Source: Facts and Folks of Jefferson County, Illinois Page 72 
Submitted by Sandy Whalen Bauer

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