Billy Glen McAdams, age 75, of Russellville, slipped softly into the Arms of our Lord on Monday, March 1, 2010 at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center. A son of the late Horace William and Edith Louise Rhoades McAdams, he was born November 26, 1934 in Peru, Nebraska. He was in the Title Insurance business for fifty years. In 1976 Bill and his wife, Marlene, moved to Alaska where they made their home for thirty years in Anchorage. After retiring from Land Title Company as President and CEO in 2004, he consulted until relocating to Russellville in late 2006. He was a leader in his field, and his knowledge and expertise was sought by his colleagues throughout the United States. He enjoyed fishing on the Kenai River in Alaska where he caught many record sized King Salmon, and was also an avid golfer. He was a United States Marine Corps veteran of Korea. Bill was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Veterans “AMVETS”, the American Legion, the Moose Lodge, Elks Lodge and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles. He served as the Past President of the Active 20-30 Club of Santa Rosa #50, Past Member of Active 20-30 Evening Club, Santa Rosa #662 and District Governor.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, his step-mother, Beulah McAdams, and a brother, Leland McAdams.
Survivors include his wife of thirty-seven years, Marlene McAdams; three daughters and sons-in-law: Kathi and Michael Watson of Browns Valley, California; Terri and Alex Schneider of Truckee, California; and Sterlyn and Edward Robertson of Gig Harbor, Washington; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Sally McAdams of Peru, Nebraska; four grandchildren: Brittani and Brian Watson, Garrett and Brendan Schneider, and great-grandson, Landan Watson.
The funeral service will be at 10 A.M. on Friday, March 5, 2010 at the Shinn Chapel in Russellville, officiated by Chaplain Paul Northcut, with military honors provided by the Rogers-Rye Veterans of Foreign Wars Post # 2283 to follow. Arrangements are by Shinn Funeral Service.
Burial will be in El Camino Memorial Park in San Diego, California.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Judy Murphy, 126 Lakeview Circle, Russellville, Arkansas 72802.
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