John W. Adams

Published 4:24 pm Tuesday, June 11, 2019

John W. Adams, 77, of Elizabethton, passed away Friday, June 7, 2019, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital in Elizabethton. He was the son of the late Virgie Adams. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Jean Shoun Campbell Adams; two sisters, Betty Adams and Chrissy Garland; and his grandmother, Nora Harless, affectionately known as “Granny.”
Mr. Adams was a Sharp Shooter in the U.S. 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, and 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, N.C., and Dani Sue Campbell Thompson (Cory) of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; granddaughters, Jessica Davis Rattlelade of Raleigh, N.C., Nicole Leigh Davis of Ocean Park, Maine, and Kaylen Hall (Drew) of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; four great-granddaughters; sister, Doris Hoyer of Baltimore, Md.; niece and nephew, Paul and Paula Hoyer; and 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.
John and his family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.

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