In Memory Of
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Ricky Lee Adams
On Friday the 28th of October, Rick Adams went to be with the Lord. He had been diagnosed with cancer at the first of the year and had been heroically battling the disease as part of clinical trials administered through UCLA Medical Center and the help of local doctors. Rick's life touched so many in the community in a multitude of ways. Rick had an outstanding career in the Montclair youth leagues where his father Howard taught him life lessons as well as baseball skills. Those skills taught by his father were honed at Montclair High School where upon graduation Rick was a 1st round draft choice of the Houston Astros. Rick played professionally for the Astros, Angels and the Giants for 10 years, and was part of the Angels 1982 Western Division Championship team. Upon retirement from baseball Rick took a position as salesman for Robertson Ready Mix that he held for 22 years. Robertson's management showed its love for Rick in many ways throughout his illness and was a true blessing to the family. Rick battled this horrible disease with grace, dignity, strength, and the knowledge that God had a plan for him and he was ready for whatever this world would bring him. He is survived by his loving wife Tammy and their four children Ashlee, Joshua, Adam and Garrett as well as his sister Wanda Shute and brothers Howard Adams and Wayne Adams. Funeral arrangements are set for Friday November 4th at Hillside Community Church at 3 pm. The family has asked that donations be made to www.cancer.ucla.edu/donate in lieu of flowers so that a cure can be found for this disease and others will not have to suffer the effects of it the way Rick so courageously did.
Published in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on Nov. 3, 2011