Maurice W. Annear Jr. (Pappy) 82 of Adel passed away Dec. 16, 2016 due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was born on Nov. 9, 1934 to Maurice and Mary Isabelle Annear.


On May 29, 1952 he married Roberta Dorman of Perry, Iowa. They were blessed with three sons, David, Ronald, and Joel. Maurice spent about 25 years doing road construction, driving trucks, doing mechanic work, welding etc. In 1982 he and his wife opened Annear Equipment Inc. in Adel. He worked there with 2 on his sons and one grandson. After his wife passed away in 2000 he filled his non-working time with Figure 8 racing at the Dallas County Fairgrounds. He also enjoyed working around his acreage. He retired from racing in 2010 because of the onset of Alzheimers. He retired from working in 2012 and moved into Adel Acres Nursing home where he stay until his death in 2016.


A Celebration of Life is planned for Sat. June 10 at 4 p.m. at the Hastings Funeral Home in Perry.