Joseph Neil “Joe” Adams, 75, of Hillsboro died June 20, 2020, at his home. Mr. Adams was a longtime employee of Knight-Ridder Communications and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He liked to cook, garden, and tinker. Born Jan. 27, 1945, in Sikeston, he was the son of Emma Belle (Lancaster) Adams of Hillsboro and the late Ervin Adams. He was preceded in death by his wife: Edna Marlene (Holcomb) Adams.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by a brother: Timothy (Lisa) Adams of Hillsboro; a sister: Janet (Randy) Trumbo of Cedar Hill; and his nieces and nephew: Evalynn, Abigail and Joseph.
A memorial gathering is scheduled from 1-3 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at Robert D. Brown Funeral Home, 103 Fourth St., in Hillsboro. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army. Arrangements are under the direction of the Robert D. Brown Funeral Home.