Steve

December 4, 1952 ~ August 4, 2021

Born in: Vincennes, IN
Resided in: Washington, IN

Steve Adams, 68, passed away at 5:45 am on August 4, 2021 at his residence. Steve was born on December 4, 1952 in Vincennes the son of Howard C. and Phyllis (Petts) Adams.

Steve served his country in the United States Army and had worked in sales for Porter Paint in Vincennes. He was a member of Maysville United Methodist Church and enjoyed playing music. Steve was a member of various bands and most recently played with Cross Creek and Pickin and Grinnin. He also was a member of the Vincennes Moose Lodge #281.

Survivors include his life partner, Rick Showalter of Washington; son, Addison Brock Adams and his wife Jessica, and his grandchildren, Aidan and Emma Adams of Hoschton, GA, his father, Howard C. Adams of Vincennes; step-father, Donald F. Ralston of Washington; his siblings, Tim Adams of Conyers, GA, Roger Ralston of Vincennes, Diana Fisher of Columbus, OH; as well as several nieces and nephews. Steve was preceded in death by his mother, Phyllis Adams.

Friends may visit with Steve’s family on Saturday, August 7, 2021 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm at Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home, 2020 State St., Washington, IN. Steve’s funeral service will be held at 1:30 pm on Saturday at Maysville United Methodist Church, 2993 W. Old Hwy. 50, Washington, IN 47501. A graveside service will be held immediately following the service at St. John Cemetery.  Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the care of Steve.

Services

Family Visitation: August 7, 2021 11:00 am - August 4, 2021 1:00 pm

Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home Washington
2020 State St.
Washington, IN 47501


Funeral Service: August 7, 2021 1:30 pm

Maysville United Methodist Church
2993 W. Old Highway 50
Washington, IN 47501


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  1. Steve has been my best friend for almost 45 years. He is like a brother to me. It is a very hard loss…I will miss him. Love you buddy.

  2. I had Steve as a 6 grade student at La Salle School he was a great kid always happy and cheerful. Later in life I got to know him when he worked at Porter Paint. Sorry for you loss, I have wonderful memories of him as a student as he was one of my all time favorite students.

  3. Years ago, my husband and I spent a lot of weekends hanging out with Rick and Steve. They’ve always been like family to us. My daughter still refers to Steve as Uncle Steve. Prayers and peace to the family. He will be missed.

  4. Fly high Steve. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this celebration of your life.
    Fondly, Vicki Parker Brier

  5. Fly high, keeper of the beat. I enjoyed your drumming in junior high and high school. You bring light wherever you go.
    Peace be with you and those who love you.
    Gene Bathe
    Sandy, UT
    LHS ’71

  6. So sorry for your loss. Steve and his music will be missed. You will be in my thoughts as you go through these difficult days. Adie Niehaus

  7. I have fond memories of Steve from high school. He was such a good listener and a true gentleman. We would go shopping in downtown Vincennes for vinyl records. Sorry to hear of your loss – sending sympathy and condolences in this difficult time.
    Deb Springer Sitarski
    Lincoln High School
    Class of ‘71

  8. My mom called me the other day, Howard, and told me the sad news. I got to know Steve back in high school when I sat next to him in typing class. Steve was a great guy and I’m sure a wonderful son. So sorry for your loss. Mark Stinson

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