Mr. Adams was born on Jan. 14, 1944, in Tollette, Arkansas, to Gladys and Worthy Adams Sr., the third of 10 children. He attended Mobile Elementary School and South Mountain High School. He joined the Army in 1967 and served for three years. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and Vietnam Service Medal.
He celebrated his 78th birthday on Jan. 14.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, LC Adams and Worthy Adams Jr., and a sister, Ruth Adams.
Survivors include two daughters, Zena Miles and Rhea Lewis; three sons, Jarvis Lewis, Dynell Miles and Brian Antone; two brothers, Jewel Adams and Pitt "Bo" Adams Sr.; three sisters, Eva J. McConnell, Priscilla B. Adams and Peggie Adams, all of Maricopa; and several grandchildren.