DALZELL — Cory Ray Adams, 56, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, at home with his family.

Born in Galesburg, Illinois, he was the son of Jean Adams Hall of Galesburg.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and he was a well-trusted, local mechanic. He attended Alice Drive Baptist Church, and he was a member of the Adult II Sunday School class at Springbank Baptist Church.

Survivors, besides his mother include; three daughters, Jennifer Newton (Patrick), Janet Lainé (Etienne), and Julie Moore (Brian); one granddaughter, Paige Moore; one sister, Cheryl Chambers (Robert) of Moline, Illinois; and three nephews, Troy, Andy, and Aaron.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Adams, and his brother, Mark Adams.

A private funeral service will be held for immediate family.

The family will receive friends at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and other times at the home of Robbie Adams.

A simple thank you is not enough to express how grateful the family is to Robbie Adams, Cory's caretaker, for the last few months of selfless support and compassion. They would also like to thank his nurses, Bridgett, Jillian, and Michelle, for their exceptional care and support during this difficult time.

The care Cory received at the VA hospital had a lasting impact on him and his family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center, 6439 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia, SC 29209 or another veterans' organization.

Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is handling the arrangements.