Earl Richard "Rick" Adams passed away, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Born in Tulsa, Okla., in 1938, he lived most of his life in Fort Walton Beach with some of his younger years spent in Wiesbaden, Germany, and East Islip, N.Y.
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He graduated from Choctawhatchee High School in 1956 and attended the University of Florida, and remained an avid Gator fan throughout his life. Active in the real estate industry for most of his career, he had been retired for several years and most recently spent time volunteering at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center.
Mr. Adams, an only child, is preceded in death by his parents, Earl F. Adams and Mildred R. Adams, also long-time residents of Fort Walton Beach.
He is survived by his wife, Lee Adams, his best friend and help-mate during 54 years of marriage. He is also survived by his sons, Rick Adams and his wife, Amy, of Ridgeland, Miss., and Bruce Adams, and his wife, Karen, of Lake Mary, Fla.; along with four grandchildren, Brantley, Millie, Faith and Lauren.
In lieu of flowers, donations in favor of the Fort Walton Beach Hospital Auxiliary at 1000 Mar-Walt Drive, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547, would be appreciated.
To share memories and express condolences, please visit www.emeraldcoastfuneralhome.com.
Emerald Coast Funeral Home
161 Racetrack Rd NW
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Published Online in Northwest Florida Daily News on Mar. 13, 2014