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Ronald Jay Adelman

July 18, 1946 — May 10, 2023

 

Ronald Jay Adelman, 76, of Bolivar, passed from this life Wed., May 10, 2023, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

The husband of Peggy Rainey Adelman, who survives, he retired in May of 2013, from the Tennessee State Department of Education as a fiscal consultant.  He also had worked over 20 years at  Western Mental Health Institute as the comptroller.  He was born Thursday, July 18, 1946, in Des Moines, Iowa, son of the late Richard M. and Dorothy Jean Walters Adelman and received his Bachelor's of Science degree in accounting from Memphis State.  Mr. Adelman kept the books for the Lion's Club little league and enjoyed attending all the grandkids and great-grandkids activities.  He was always doing projects, having built an air-boat and canoe, and was currently working on a wrap-around deck.  He loved his dogs, Ava, Ella and Mazy and his cats, Socks, Piper and Trouble. He was always known to open his home to many people over the years that needed a place to stay.  Mr. Adelman was a member of Parrans Chapel Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Peggy Rainey Adelman of Bolivar; children, Amber E. Jackson (Everett) of Dunlap, TN, Michael McMahan (Christy) of Bolivar and Alicia McMahan (Billy) of Middleton; a brother, Richard M. Adelman, II (Vicky) of Madrid, Spain; a sister, Dorothy Kerman (Cynthia) of St. Louis, MO; grandchildren, Kyndle Gowdy (Adam), Brittany Curry, Brandon Bishop, Griffin Moore, C.J. McMahan, Abby Bishop, Reece McMahan and Jackson Kell; and great grandchildren, Kaveon Curry and E.J. Jones.  In addition to his parents, he wa preceded in death by a brother, John W. Adelman and an infant grandchild, Chase Alexander Jackson.

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Saturday, May 13, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Parrans Chapel Baptist Church

9390 Old Highway 64, Bolivar, TN 38008

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9390 Old Highway 64, Bolivar, TN 38008

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