The funeral for Edward W. "Sonny" Adams will be 11 am Thursday, August 22 at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home.

Burial will be for the convenience of the family in North Watertown Cemetery.

Calling hours are Wednesday, August 21 from 4 pm - 8 pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY  13601.

Mr. Adams, 77, of Leray Street, passed away Friday, August 16 at the Hospice Residence on Gotham Street.

Sonny was born in the Town of Leray, March 28, 1936, a son to Earl and Frances Ravenhill Adams.  He was employed in the foundry at the New York Air Brake Company for 37 years until his retirement. Sonny mowed lawns as a side job for many years. He enjoyed and followed the local stock car racing and Nascar circuits.

He married Joanne Jones January 14, 1956.

Sonny is survived by his wife, Joanne; three sons, Gary, Watertown, Danny (Nanette), both of Watertown, Mike "Farmer" (Sue), Philadelphia, NY; four daughters, Debbie (Tony) Monette, Syracuse, Cindy Adams and Cheri Roshia, all of Watertown, Lori (Mike) Smith, LaFargeville;  17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; a special friend to the family, Kim Smith; five sisters, Nora (Ron) Chisamore, Clayton, Nancy (Dave) Marino, Brownville, Linda (Dave) Desormo, Watertown, Barbara Menard, Utica and Kim Coggins, Watertown; two brothers, Jimmy (Paula) Adams and David Adams, all of Watertown; many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Dawn Shaw in October of 2013; a granddaughter, Tabitha Adams; a grandson, Timothy Raso; a brother, John Adams; two sisters, Bertha Grieco and Esther Daniels.

Condolences may be made at www.reedbenoit.com.