Earnest (Ernie) Adam, 87, New Albany, formerly of Central Barren, died Friday, May 31, 2019, at his home.
Born Aug. 29, 1931, in Byrneville, he was the son of the late John F. and Celesta F. Coomes Adam.
He was a member of the Central Barren United Methodist Church, was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, a member of VFW Old Capitol Post 2950 in Corydon, worked 24 years as a smoke house operator at the former Wenning’s Meat Packing Co. in Central Barren and later retired from the state highway department after working 12 years as a truck driver.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Hobble of Corydon and Margie Rugg (Kerry) of Arkansas; a stepdaughter, Mary Roll (Ron) of Salem; three sisters, Clara Griffin of Kansas, Francis Sprinkle (Billy) of Marengo and Anna Gruver of New Albany; seven grandchildren, Russell Hobble, Adam Hobble, Mark Babcock, Kara Rugg, Michael Roll, Heather Rugg and Ryan Rugg; six great-grandchildren, Sophia, Vincent, Shyanna, Devan, Carlos and Jayden; and special friends and caregivers, Dawn and Sharon Linn.
Visitation: Monday, June 3, from 2 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday, June 4, after 9 a.m. at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra.
Funeral: Tuesday, June 4, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home followed by cremation. Burial of his ashes will take place at a later date in the Central Barren Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial gifts to the donor’s favorite charity.