February 1, 2013
Steve Adams, age 64, of Lehigh Acres, FL., passed away February 1, 2013. He is survived by: his wife, Pamela Kay; two daughters, Elizabeth Kay and Patricia Kay; their granddaughter, Olivia Kay; his mother, Miriam of Port Charlotte, FL; one sister, Jane Hannan; five brothers, Tim (Lois) Adams, Dan (Joy) Adams, John (Sue) Adams, Joel (Ann) Adams and Mark Adams. He is also survived by 99 nieces and nephews. Steve was preceded in death by his dad, Carl E. Adams.
Steve was born in Dayton, Ohio on June 27, 1948. He graduated from E. E. Root High School in 1966 then attended Manchester College and Wright State University. He became a Marine in 1968 and fought in the Vietnam War. After receiving an honorable discharge in 1974, he attended Indiana University and graduated with a degree in business. Steve concluded his education with a master's degree in education.
His teaching career began at Port Charlotte Jr. High School in 1976; Charlotte High School 1977-1980; Riverdale High School 1980-1982; Immokalee High School 1982-1983 -- there meeting the love of his life, Pamela. Steve then moved back to Riverdale High School in 1983 and retired in 2011. Along with teaching math, he also was a football, basketball, baseball, softball and swimming coach.
He was known as: Daddy, Grandpa, Uncle Steve, Mr. Adams, Coach Adams, and Dean Adams. Steve was passionate about the students he taught and worked with while serving as assistant principal at Riverdale High School. Upon retirement, he continued returning to Riverdale to help coach football and was currently coaching the baseball team. He ran the sports clock for volleyball and basketball games.
His gentle spirit of giving to others continues through his donated organs.
Visitation for family and friends will be February 9th, 10:00 a.m., with a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. The visitation and service will be held at New Life Assembly of God, 5146 Leonard Blvd., S., Lehigh Acres, FL. 33973
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to his church (New Life Assembly of God) or the Coach Adams Athletic Scholarship (Riverdale High School, 2600 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers, FL 33936).
Once a Raider always a Raider!
Arrangements will be provided by Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park, 1100 Lee Blvd, Lehigh Acres, FL.
Published in The News-Press from Feb. 6 to Feb. 8, 2013