Richard Norman "Ricky" Adams
1960 - 2021
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Richard Norman Adams (Ricky Adams), age 60, died peacefully in his sleep of natural causes in his Tampa, Florida, home on Thursday, March 11, 2021.
A true Floridian, Ricky was born on April 25, 1960 in Miami, Florida. Ricky Adams was known as the "wittiest" student in his 1978 Citrus High School's graduating class. This title would come to describe him even in his later years. Ricky was exuberant, talented, gifted, witty, and funny. He was a caretaker, singer, painter, and artist at heart; a great cook and photographer .He enjoyed entertaining friends with meals, laughter, and humor. He will be missed by many.
Ricky Adams was the second eldest son of the late Leonard Norman Adams, who died 17 months prior. Ricky is survived by his long-time friend, Dino Buccarelli, siblings James Adams and Tammy Adams, step-mother Linda Adams, half-brothers Jaret Adams and Bart Adams, nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and many others who loved and appreciated him.
A private Celebration of Life will be scheduled for a later date but we hope you join in on your own personal celebration of our friend and brother, Ricky Adams.

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Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Apr. 4, 2021.
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April 5, 2021
I will always remember his smile, the twinkle in his eyes and how he made us all laugh! Keeping his family and friends in my thoughts and prayers.
Parri Smith Bolinger
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April 5, 2021
Ricky was so full of life and laughter and will always be remembered as such. He made us laugh and brought us joy simply by being himself. Thinking of his loved ones and hoping sweet memories will bring much needed consolation.
Tammie Barfield
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April 5, 2021
My love goes out to Dino and Ricky's family. Ricky was so special to me and no one could make me laugh like he could. The sun is a little dimmer because of his absence.
Patti Gibbons Davis
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