Allyn J Adams

August 8, 1924November 11, 2011

Allyn John Adams, 87, of Davenport, passed away unexpectedly in his favorite chair, surrounded by his family on Friday, November 11, 2011 in Davenport. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 11:30 am at The Runge Mortuary. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2-6 pm at the mortuary. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Faith United Church of Christ or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be left at

Allyn was born August 8, 1924 in Swampscott, MA, the son of Allyn J. and Melinda M (Moore) Adams, Sr. He served in the Navy during WWII when he met his future wife, Dorris. They were married on February 24, 1946 in Davenport. Allyn worked as a parts manager for International Harvester for many years prior to his retirement. He was an avid Rock Hound - there were many a quarry his boots climbed into. He also was a Cub Scout, Webelos and Boy Scout leader. Allyn was an honest-to-goodness do-it-yourselfer who took great pride in his craftsmanship, which he passed on to his sons who in turn passed it on to their sons. He was a man strong in strength and wisdom and had a deep faith shared with his family and fellow members at Faith United Church of Christ.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Dorris, Davenport; sons: Gary (Martha) Adams and Stephen Adams, both of Davenport; David (Joline) Adams, Blue Grass, IA; grandchildren: Mike, Chris, Christopher, Brian, John, Nick and Daniel Adams and Jennifer Spies; eleven great grandchildren and a sister, Dorothy Orr, Urbandale, IA. His parents and a daughter-in-law, Polly Adams preceded him in death.

Allyn was greatly loved and will be missed, not only by his family, but, also all those who had the pleasure of knowing him. May he rest in peace.


  • Visitation Wednesday, November 16, 2011
  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 17, 2011

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Stacie Coberley

November 16, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad and difficult time. God bless!

Jeff (from Ryder) Clinton

November 14, 2011

I was a customer of Allyn's for many years and enjoyed the interaction with him very much. I first realized there was more to allyn then met the eye when he broke his leg dancing on roller skates. Allyn was a great guy and very friendly. He never lost his composure even when the counter was 3 deep in customers and the phone rang off the wall. I would try to help him when he was busy by picking up the ringing phone and hanging it up so he wouldn't have to run and answer it. He was very resolute and would not take verbal abuse from irate customers but firmly dealth with them in an even tone. I am not surprised he was a follower of Christ from his kind and friendly demeanor. I so look foreward to seeing him again soon and enjoying his company as well as many other friends as we worship Jesus together for eternity. Jeff Clinton