He was the son of the late Virgie Adams. In addition to his mother he was also preceded in death by his wife; Donna Jean Shoun Campbell Adams, two sisters; Betty Adams and Chrissy Garland, grandmother; Nora Harless, Affectionately known as “Granny”.
Mr. Adams was a Sharp Shooter in the US Army. He was a graduate from ETSU with a Bachelor of Science/Chemistry degree which he used daily in his career at Nuclear Fuel Services. He was a very gentle and soft spoken man. He was an avid photographer, enjoyed staying active with outside activities such as hiking, rollerblading and walking. He was a man of habit who was loved and will be missed by his friends at Applebee’s where he ate almost every night, also his friends at City Market or Primo’s where he would eat lunch and also his friends at Subway where he would eat breakfast. John was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton. He was also a member of the Lee and Lois Herndon Bird Club and a life member of the NRA.
Those left to cherish his memory include daughters; Deanna Lee Campbell Davis (Wesley) of Cameron, NC and Dani Sue Campbell Thompson (Cory) of Murfreesboro, TN, granddaughters; Jessica Davis Rattlelade of Raleigh, NC, Nicole Leigh Davis of Ocean Park, Maine, Kaylen Hall (Drew) of Murfreesboro, TN, four great granddaughters, sister; Doris Hoyer of Baltimore, MD, niece and nephew; Paul and Paula Hoyer, nephew; Danny Garland.
It was Mr. Adams wish to be cremated. A service to honor the life of John Adams will be held at a later date by his loving family.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make contributions to the National Audubon Society.