Dale Adams, 78
Dale Adams 78, of Mountain Home AR died peacefully, surrounded by his family on September 27, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center in Redding, CA.
As a young adult, he worked as a laborer on the Bull Shoals Dam in AR, as well as many other dams in the California and Washington state area. He later worked for the railroad in Oroville and San Francisco, CA. In addition, he worked on the Alaskan Pipeline in the 1970s, and spent 20 years working as an insurance agent for New York Life Insurance in Sacramento, CA He retired after 20 years as an accomplished agent. By 1995 he moved back to his home state of Arkansas and spent 18 years surrounded by extended family and friends.
He was an Elks Lodge member at Mountain Home, AR #1714 for 16 years, as well as a Free Mason at Adams Lodge No.164 at Norfork, AR. He enjoyed collecting guns and knives, flea markets, real estate, and was known well for his pool playing skill.
Survived by his loving brother Rayburne Adams of Heber Springs, AR, his daughters, Stacie Witt of Redding, CA, Rebecca Adams and Kelly Adams both of Red Bluff, CA. His grandchildren Steven Witt, Kurtis Slaugenhaupt, Dillon Witt, Jessica Adams, Karlie Sanchez, Kaitlyn Adams and Cameron Witt. He is also survived by his stepchildren Robert Brown and Robin Sawyer, grandchildren Jami Bloxham and Brittany Sawyer. Great Grandchildren Conor, Taylor, Billy, Cherish, Michael & Malaya. He was preceded in death by his loving parents, Ida and Frank Adams, his brothers Gearl and Eugene Adams and his son John Dale Adams.
The funeral is scheduled for Friday, October 4th, 2013 at 10:00am at the Chapel of the Flowers, 816 Walnut St, Red Bluff, CA. Reception to follow at the Red Bluff Elks Lodge.
Published in Baxter Bulletin on Oct. 1, 2013