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William Leslie Adams
1944 - 2022

Age: 78

Residence: Resident of Benton, IL

Passed Away: 8:33 P.M., Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at SSM Good Samaritan Hospital, Mt. Vernon, IL

Visitation: 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Saturday, October 22, 2022, Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro, IL

Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M., Sunday, October 23, 2022, Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro, IL Graveside

Military Rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 106 and U.D. Army Military Honor Team from Marion, IL

Clergy: Reverend Leland Widick will officiate service

Burial: Union Cemetery, Dahlgren, IL

Date of Birth: July 11, 1944 Place of Birth: McLeansboro, IL

Father: William Harrison Adams Mother: Alice Irene (Leslie) Adams

Marriage to: Rose Mary (Gant) on February 24, 1996 at Union Missionary Baptist Church.

Occupation: Les was employed by the State of Illinois DMV.

Activities: He loved hunting and fishing and spending time with his family, wood-working, and target shooting; he loved dancing and singing at Church and Kareokee. Les was a member of the VFW.

Church Affiliation: He was a member and deacon of Union Missionary Baptist Church

Military Service: Served in the U.S. Army and stationed in Korea during Vietnam War


1 Daughter: Annette Farthing, Benton, IL

2-Sons: Lee Adams (wife Joyce), Dahlgren, IL

Brian Adams, Mt. Vernon, IL

Step-sons: Thomas Dean (wife Tina ), Benton, IL

Christopher Dean (wife Kristina) Beaverton, OR

Step-daughter: Angela Tonn (husband Mark), Benton, IL

Grandchildren: Mackenzie Adams, Hunter and companion Lakien Veach, Dakota Farthing, Alexandria Marquardt, Raven Wurst (husband Nathan), Jaden Dean, Macyn Dunk (husband Paris) Makinley Tonn, Adriana Tonn

Great Grandchildren: Brady and Bennett Adams, Jameson Majors, Rae-Lynn and Ryker Marquardt, a set of twins on the way

Memorials may be made in memory of Les to The Union Church and will be accepted at Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro, IL

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Parents, wife Rose and infant brother.

Arrangements for Leslie Adams are under the direction of HARRE FUNERAL HOME, McLeansboro, IL


Harre Funeral Home
310 West Randolph
McLeansboro, IL 62859
(618) 643-2011