William C. Adams, 79, of Valrico passed away June 3, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Griselda W. Adams; son William C. Adams II of Lexington Park, MD; daughters Mona Kinney of Seminole Heights, FL, and Patty Adams Martinez of New York City; brother Pritchard Gibson Adams, Jr. of Fayetteville, NC; and sisters Ruth Gardner of Washington, NC, and Martha Jane Estep of Plymouth, NC. He was preceded in death by his parents Pritchard and Kate Adams of Faison, NC, and brother John Douglas Adams Sr. of Valrico. Originally from Faison, NC, Bill moved to Valrico in 1966, and became a great leader in the community. He was the former Vice President of Adams Air & Hydraulics, a Colonel in, and former President of the Rough Riders, former President of Brandon Rotary, and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Brandon. A celebration of life will be hosted on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 1 PM with visitation one hour prior at First United Methodist Church of Brandon, 120 North Knights Avenue, Brandon, FL. Arrangements by Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home.