Mr. Adams is survived by his four daughters: Deborah Young, Grace Kirkpatrick, Michelle Reeves and Lynne Adams Takacs. He also leaves behind four grandsons, Chad Kirkpatrick, Kaden Reeves and Evan and Nathaniel Takacs.
Born on August 3, 1928 in Jacksonville, Lt. Adams was a child of the Great Depression and learned early the value of hard work. He answered his country's plea of "Who will go?" at the age of 17 when he responded with "Send me" and served in the United States Army Air Forces. During his military career, Lt. Adams served during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam Conflict. He later served in the Florida Air National Guard. He received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Florida and attended Florida State University for graduate studies. Before he learned how to drive, he learned to fly with the Civil Air Patrol. He later became a flight instructor, sharing his love of flying with those eager to earn their wings.
Lt. Adams was dearly loved and enjoyed sharing the Gospel. During his retired years he could often be found sharing God's word in nursing homes and later as a Chaplain for the Civil Air Patrol. His greatest loves were his God, his family and his country and discussing any of the three would instantly bring a smile to his face. While we know he has been made whole in heaven and is in the company of our Heavenly Father, his presence is greatly missed.
Services will be held this Tuesday, August 7, 2012 from 6:00-8:00pm at Hardage-Giddens Town and Country Funeral Home, located at 7242 Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville Fl. 32205 and he will be interred in a family plot at Riverside Memorial Park in Jacksonville.