Marvin H. Adams, 84, Rockton, Illinois, died at 11:54 p.m., Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Premier Rehab in Beloit, Wisconsin. \r\r\n\r\r\n Born January 1, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, the ninth of ten children born to Dan V. and Ella (Gauger) Adams. He married Theresa Husi in Rockford, Illinois. A hard working man, he owned and operated M. Adams Equipment Co. since 1957. Marv also owned and operated Marv Adams Equipment, Durand Ford Sales, Adams Jeep and Camper Sales, Adams Auction Service, Rockford Contractors Equipment, Durable Concrete Forms and Duraform Corp. He was a kind and generous man. He enjoyed racing hotrods, jeeps, motorcycles and boats. He most recently enjoyed being a gentleman farmer. \r\r\n\r\r\n Survivors include his wife, Theresa Adams; daughters, Judith (Edward) Adams Sachs and Gayle (Terry) Peterson; sons, Fredrick Adams and Jeffrey (Amy) Adams; daughter-in-law, Linda D. Adams; grandchildren, Jason, Matthew, Chad and Neil Adams, Dohn Peterson and Michelle (Andrew) McConnell; great grandson, Just Adams; brother, Daniel (Mildred) Adams; sister, Carol (Richard) Karch and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved son Marvin E. Adams, granddaughter Brittany Nicole Adams, siblings Violet (Joseph) Pollack, Marie Choura, Evelyn (Gus) Smutny, Betty (Roland) Donaldson, Robert (Bernadine) Adams, James Adams and Edward Adams. \r\r\n\r\r\n Funeral ceremonies will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Old Stone Church, 101 East Union, Rockton, Illinois with Pastor Dan Herman officiating. Visitation will be held at McCorkle Funeral Home-Rockton Chapel, 767 N. Blackhawk Blvd., Rockton, Illinois from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Burial will be in Rockton Township Cemetery, 600 West Street, Rockton, Illinois.