Richard Allen Adams III

October 15, 1970March 27, 2021

Richard Allen Adams III, 50, of Fort Wayne, IN, passed away on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at his home. Born on October 15, 1970 in Columbus, OH, he attended Carroll High School in Fort Wayne and furthered his education in Columbus, OH, where he graduated as a State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA). Richard married the love of his life, Misty Adams, on February 2, 1989. A family man, he adored his wife and daughters. As a family, they enjoyed camping, baseball games, fossil hunting, fishing, racing and muscle cars. He looked forward to becoming a grandpa this upcoming August. A man’s man, he was always the provider for his family, sometimes working more than one job to make sure they had everything they needed. Richard was the biggest fan of Ohio State football! He is survived by his wife, Misty Adams of Fort Wayne; daughters, Britaney Adams and Tiffany Adams, both of Columbus, OH; mother, Victoria (Bill Richardson) (Tipsord) Adams of Fort Wayne; grandson on the way, Richard Mathias Da Kei Adams; brother, David (Andrea Roderick) of Newark, OH; sisters, Angela (Charles Knight) Certain of Columbus, OH, and Sheila Adams of Newark, OH; and many nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins, great nieces, great nephews; and a host of friends. He was also preceded in death by his father, Richard Allen Adams II; great nephews, Brenden Adams and Kristopher Adams; seven grandchildren; and dogs, Sonny, Gina, and Maggie Woos Woos. Funeral Service is Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at Advantage Highland Park, 2403 East Wallen Road, Fort Wayne, with calling two hours prior. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association. For online condolences, please visit


  • the American Diabetes Association


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021


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Britany Wright

April 2, 2021

I never got to meet you, but I did meet brittany, and bc of her I know it took not just a strong man but patient kind and understanding man to raise such a strong patient kind and understanding woman. I am truly sorry for the family's loss. Yall have been through a lot from last year into this year keep your head up, and stay strong. Today isn't over yet and tomorrow is never promised, love the ones left unconditionally, and make the most of the time you have left. Love you brittany, I'm sorry you got to go through this, I'm still not over the loss of my grandpa and that was 5 years ago, it will always hurt but with time it hurts a little less each year. Remember those happy times and memories, and his wise words he shared with you for that is what will help you get through this difficult time... I'm here if you need me

Victoria Moore

April 1, 2021

He always made my son laugh and I loved him very much he was a funny guy he use to have another personality his name was jimmy and he was always chasing the short bus And wearing a helmet lol

Darlene Houston

March 31, 2021

I met him when I was 23 I have a prosthetic leg and his foster brother and misty we were playing ucker how ever you spell it I don't remember what made me do it but I took my leg off and we all laughed we almost cried that was 28 yrs ago and we still laugh about it he was a good guy and he will be missed love you Rick flu with the angels 💞💞💞💞

Tasha Downhour

March 31, 2021

Rick was always like a second dad to everyone me and my husband will forever cherish the time we had with him and all his craziness he was the most caring and funniest man we have met in a long time. You will forever be in our hearts..R.I.H Rick love ya..

Teresa Tinsley

March 31, 2021

Rick I still can't believe your gone , I keep waiting for your texts but there not coming . I have cryed so much I can't cry any more . You always knew what to say to me when I needed it. Until we meet again . Love you cuz.