Dale Adams

Obituary of Dale D. Adams

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Dale D. Adams was devoted to his family, his church and his community.   He led a very full life.  He passed away peacefully on October 1, 2022. He was 86 years old.

Dale was born in a log cabin in rural Indiana.  He spent his childhood with a very simple existence working in the fields and odd labor jobs.   He was the 7th of 8 children; he enjoyed being outdoors fishing, hunting and playing basketball.

After graduating from Holton High School as the class valedictorian he went on to study at Hanover College on scholarship.   Dale loved school and learning.  He chose to study physics.  He found his “other” family in the Beta Theta Pi fraternity.  He was in the Marine Reserves.

During the summer, Dale worked at the Indiana State Fair where he met his wife, Martha Jo Leisure.   Dale and Martha were married in October 1960.  In 62 years of marriage, they were blessed by 4 children; and 8 grandchildren. 

Dale worked at the Department of Defense and focused on logistics.  After retirement from the government, he worked for the Fairfax County School System.   Dale and Jo loved to travel the world and visit with family; especially in Indiana each summer.

Dale led multiple volunteer efforts at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Fairfax County School PTA and the School Board.  He was also very active with the Fairfax County 4-H club, Foundation Fighting Blindness and Herndon High School Band.

Dale is survived by his wife, Martha Jo; his sisters, Alta and Stella; his children Reid (Michelle), Kim (Bill), and Traci (Lee) and daughter-in-law Kathryn.  Dale was preceded in death by his son Chris.


Visitation will be held at Adams-Green Funeral home in Herndon, Va; October 13 from 4 to 7 pm in the evening.

Funeral Services will be held at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Herndon, Virginia on October 15 at 10:30 am with a graveside service at Chestnut Grove Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:

Donations in memory of Dale Adams can be made to the Trinity Presbyterian Church of Herndon’s memorial fund and designated for the church pavilion account.   651 Dranesville Rd, Herndon Va 20170


PRSInc.org – Suicide prevention and behavioral health organization.  https://prsinc.org/donate/

In memory of Chris Adams.


Foundation Fighting Blindness. Washington DC Metro VisionWalk 2023

In memory of Dale Adams.





4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, October 13, 2022
Adams-Green Funeral Home
721 Elden St.
Herndon, Virginia, United States

Funeral Service

10:30 am
Saturday, October 15, 2022
Trinity Presbyterian Church (Herndon)
651 Dranesville Rd.
Herndon, Virginia, United States


Chestnut Grove Cemetery
831 Dranesville Road
Herndon, Virginia, United States
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