The Obit For Tom Adams

Thomas Earl Adams

Published in The Arizona Republic on December 26, 2010

Adams, Thomas Earl, 68
Tom Adams passed away suddenly at his Arizona home on Thursday, December 16th, 2010.

Tom was born on September 30th, 1942 in Wenatchee, Washington to Robert and Peggy Adams.

He was married to his wife Tracy of 16 years. Tom grew up in the Seattle area, graduating from Highline High School in 1961. He signed on to play minor league baseball for the San Francisco Giants and then played for the Red Sox.

Tom then went on to serve in the Army branch of the Military where he continued to play ball. He eventually settled down to become an estimator in the waterworks business. He was currently employed as an estimator at Dana Kepner Company out of Phoenix, Arizona.

Tom lived in the Seattle area for most of his life. He and his family moved to Arizona in 1995 and returned to Seattle in 2001. ln 2007, Tom and his wife returned to the Phoenix area where they purchased a home in Apache Junction.

Tom was very athletic in his younger years and continued to enjoy most sports. He loved football, baseball, hockey and most of all, NASCAR.

Tom also spent many weekends on the golf course with his U-hack league and enjoyed it very much.

Tom also enjoyed being a father.

He dedicated many weekends to traveling with his son Kyle to hockey games and tournaments. He also enjoyed coaching his stepson, Brandon's Little League baseball team for four seasons.

He is survived by his wife Tracy Adams of Apache Junction, Arizona, a son, Kyle Adams of Federal Way, Washington; stepson Brandon Banks (Chelsea), and one granddaughter. He is also survived by his brother,'William Adams of Sumner, Washington; sister, Joanne Ribail (Ron) of Covington, Washington; and many nieces and nephews. And last but certainly not least, Tom is survived by his beloved and slightly overweight dog TAZ, (who is now on a diet! Poor baby).

Tom's service will be held on January 15th, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Love of Christ Lutheran Church, 1525 North Power Rd., Mesa, AZ. 85205. Reception following the service at the church. All are welcome.

Memorial donations may be sent to Love of Christ church, or a charity of your choice in Tom's name.

Arrangements entrusted to At Season's End Mortuary Apache Junction, AZ. 85120 (480)982-7721.