Jay Patrick Adamson was born on April 12, 1961 to Lyle Patrick and Dorothy LaVonne Murphy Adamson. Jay grew up on a farm south of Grand Junction. He attended East Greene High School, and graduated in 1979.


Jay started working at Binns Equipment in Jefferson when he was 16 years old. He worked there until March of 1985 when he went to work for Van Wall Equipment in Perry. He worked there for 33 years, and he made many lasting friendships during his John Deere days.


In 1985, Jay met his wife Cindy, and they were married July 30, 1988. They built their dream home on an acreage northeast of Jefferson. They were blessed with two children, Mady and Macaulay, which he thought the world of. Jay and Cindy would be celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary at the end of the month.


Jay loved his family most of all. He never missed any of his kids’ activities. He especially loved watching them play sports. He followed in his dad’s footsteps loving John Deere and Ford. Jay also had a love of motorcycles, going fast, the Iowa Hawkeyes, and the Chicago Cubs. Jay and Cindy enjoyed traveling together on their motorcycle and family vacations.


Jay lost his hard fought battle with cancer on July 19, 2018 in Jefferson, Iowa surrounded by loved ones.


Survivors include his wife, Cindy and their children, Mady and Macaulay, all of Jefferson, IA; brother, Jim (Janet) Adamson of Panora, IA; sisters: Janet (Richard) Kennedy, Judy (Roger) Wessling, and Jill (Craig) Brelsford all of Grand Junction, IA; nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.


He is preceded in death by his parents, Pat and Dorothy Adamson, and his nephews, Kriss and Kreg Hoskinson.