Carl Houston Adams passed through Heaven's gate on Sunday, March 28, 2010 after a long battle with Parkinsons Disease. He was a loving and devoted husband to his wife of 59 years, Helen Morgan Adams who preceded him in death.
Carl joined the CCC's at an early age and then enlisted in the military and served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He was employed and retired from South Central Bell where he was instrumental in forming the union.
Carl is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Patty and Steve Thompson of Harrison; sons and daughters-in-law, Buzz and Connie Adams of Phoenix, AZ and Danny and Starr Adams of Ooltewah; grandchildren, Melissa (Jamie) Philpott of Ooltewah, Amy (Matt) Smith of Harrison, TN, Tyler Thompson of Chattanooga, Paige (Jeff) Abbott of Hixson, TN, Carl, Daniel and Aaron Adams of Phoenix, AZ, April Bettis, Ashli (Wes) Skiles and Abbi (Steve) Buquo of Ooltewah; Great-grandchildren, Helen Ann and Aubrey Philpott, Tanner Smith, Mikayla and Jeffrey Abbott, Karli and Adam McClelland; Reese Skiles and Bella Buquo.
The family wishes to express with deepest appreciation all his caregivers at NHC of Chattanooga and Hospice of Chattanooga for their professional, loving and devoted care.
Graveside services will be held at 2:30 PN Friday at Chattanooga National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11-2 and 4-8 PM Thursday at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 404 South Moore Road.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga 4411 Oakwood Drive Chattanooga, TN 37416.