Danny L. McAdams, 69 years old of Bright, IN passed away Tuesday, February 6 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. A graduate of Lawrenceburg High School, Danny met Jody, the love of his life when he was just 16. Fast forward three years to April 6, 1974 when they got married and began their life together. True love at such a young age is rare and Jody will tell you it’s difficult to remember a life without him.
For 40 years, Danny worked as a Data Center Manager for Kroger and bled blue like many of the other proud professionals at Kroger. Danny enjoyed every moment of family time with Jody and their three boys. He coached the boys in little league and was president of the Harrison Junior Baseball league for several years. For their big vacation to Disney World, Danny planned their itinerary minute by minute, ensuring they hit all the best rides, didn’t waste too much time at restaurants, and saw all the Disney highlights. He was a numbers guy so making detailed plans things like this was fun. He loved to go to the horse races where he could run numbers and figure out the odds, gambling was just an added bonus. After 25 years on a mixed couples bowling league, Danny could tell you on which lanes he and Jody bowled their best games and could easily rattle off their stats.
Danny found joy in feeding and watching the birds that surrounded their home, in particular the hummingbirds who seemed to be very enthusiastic. Bobby Knight and IU basketball were also high on Danny’s list of favorites. He loved music and enjoyed slow dancing with Jody, but only “Free Ride” could get him moving and grooving on the dance floor. Even in Danny’s final days, he snapped his fingers to the music. Upon learning of Danny’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis eight years ago, he and Jody vowed to make the next several years the best ones yet. They took vacations and traveled with good friends, making wonderful memories and new friends along the way. With all Danny had in his life, he loved nothing more than his family. He was proud of his boys and was an amazing Papaw to his grandkids. His love for Jody was strong and true until the very end, evident by his last words “I love you”.
Danny will be deeply missed by his wife, Jody, of 50 years; his children Ryan (Jill) McAdams, Brady (Olivia) McAdams, and Casey (Jennie) McAdams; grandchildren Addison, Dax, Makenna, Ryder, Gage, and Averyl; siblings Tammy (Doug) Brookbank and Randy McAdams; sisters-in-law Jan (Dennis) Scudder and Rita Weaver; several nieces & nephews and great nieces & nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Patricia & Lewis McAdams.
The McAdams family will receive family and friends on Saturday, February 17 at Andres-Wuestefeld Funeral Home beginning at 3:30pm until the start of the Memorial Service at 4:00pm. The family requests that everyone dress casually for the service. Memorials can be made to Alzheimer’s Association or Loving Hearts Hospice. Memorials will be accepted at the service or can be mailed to the funeral home. Family and friends are encouraged to leave condolences at www.andres-wuestefeldfh.com.