Calvin Thomas Adams
1932 - 2014
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Calvin Thomas Adams

Hendersonville - Calvin Thomas Adams, 82, of Hendersonville, died Tuesday, September 16, 2014.

A native of Tyler, TX, he was a son of the late Max and Fannie Belle Cox Adams. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Harris, and by brothers Glen, Samuel, Clyde, and William Adams.

Mr. Adams is a retired Chief Petty Officer from the U.S. Navy, and also retired from Civil Service at Patrick Air Force Base.

Mr. Adams is survived by his wife, Polly Rice Adams; sisters Maxine Smith, Dorothy Hefton, Sue Hilton, Cherry Arcega, and Maggie Adams; brothers Robert Adams and John Adams; and a number of nieces and nephews, including specials nieces Melanie Rice and Whitney Ponder.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday at Green Hills Cemetery, with the Rev. Joe Pressley officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the John F. Keever Solace Center, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813, or to a charity of your choice.

Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family, and the online register is available at

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Published in Asheville Citizen-Times on Sep. 18, 2014.
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September 18, 2014
My condolences to all family and friends may you find joy in shared memorial for your loss love one
September 18, 2014
Polly, my deep empathy to you during this time. I know I only knew Cal for a short time but his spirit was kind and gentle. Praying for you. Love Vanessa - girl who helped with the wheelchair.:)
Vanessa Crisp
September 18, 2014
My condolences to family and friends
May the God of all comfort be with you
(2Cor 2:4)
September 18, 2014
My deepest condolences to the family, may you find comfort and strength from the God of all comfort (Acts24:15)
September 18, 2014
Polly, Melanie and Whitney--I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts. Cal was a wonderful and funny man.
Pam O'Kelley
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