July 21, 1937 – August 6, 2013
ALBERT (AL) ADAMS PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY WITH HIS WIFE AND SOUL MATE, JANICE BY HIS SIDE, AFTER A LONG AND BRAVE BATTLE WITH CANCER ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2013.
BEFORE RETIRING TO HIXSON TN IN 1997, HE SERVED HIS COUNTRY FOR 20 YRS IN THE USAF. AFTER RETIRING FROM USAF, AL CONTINUED GOVERMENT WORK AT NELLIS AFB LAS VEGAS AS AN INSPECTOR FOR 22YRS.
AFTER MOVING TO HIXSON HE JOINED A SENIOR GOLF LEAGUE AT MONTLAKE GOLF COURSE WHERE HE ESPECIALLY ENJOYED GOLFING WITH HIS FRIEND BILL LEWIS. HIS OTHER JOY IN LIFE WAS TAKING HIS WIFE JANICE FISHING.
HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS AND SISTER GWEN BUHK OF OKLAHOMA.
AL IS SURVIVED BY HIS LOVING WIFE OF 35 YEARS, JANICE (SHELLENBURG) ADAMS; SISTER, HELEN FLINN OF WV; NIECES, VICKY (MIKE) FORD OF OHIO. KELLEY FREEMAN OF CHATTANOOGA.; NEPHEW, CLINTON (GAIL) RINGWALD OF OK.; BROTHER-IN-LAW, JERRY (CAHTYE) SHELLENBURG OF CHATTANOOGA; SEVERAL GREAT NIECES AND NEPHEWS; SPECIAL FRIEND, SUE CAHILL AND FAMILY OF CHATTANOOGA; other friends and extended family.
THE FAMILY WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS THEIR GRATITUDE TO DR. BROOKE DANIEL FOR HER DEVOTED MEDICAL CARE FOR MANY YEARS, AS WELL AS, THE 3RD FLOOR NURSING STAFF AT MEMORIAL OF HIXSON, ESPECIALLY, STACY AND EMILY, Keri.
THE FAMILY HAS SUGGESTED IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS MAY BE MADE TO A CANCER CHARITY OF THEIR CHOICE.
Graveside services will be held 10:30 A.M. Friday, August 9, at the Chattanooga National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 P.M. on Thursday, August 8 at the North Chapel Chattanooga Funeral Home, and from 9:00 to 10:00am on Friday, August 9 at the Funeral Home. Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist, North Chapel, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343. Share your thoughts and memories on line at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com
- Graveside Service Friday, August 9, 2013
- Visitation Thursday, August 8, 2013
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September 1, 2014
It's been a year since you went to heaven ... and I miss you just as much now if not more than I did when you left. You will always be my love and soul mate. Until we meet again ... my love Angel
August 13, 2013
WHAT A BLESSING AL WAS IN MY LIFE AND HE DIDNT EVEN KNOW IT .. HE WAS JUST HIMSELF ... NO MATTER WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THOUGHT.. HE WAS A MAN WHO COULD WEAR PINK AND GET AWAY WITH IT.. HE WORE AN EARRING WHEN IT WASNT EVEN POPULAR ...HE DIDNT LET LIFE GET THE BEST OF HIM ... HE GAVE LIFE THE BEST OF HIMSELF ... AND GAVE JAN HIS WHOLE HEART .. THANKS AL FOR BEING YOURSELF AND MAKING THIS PLACE A BETTER PLACE TO BE ... I WILL MISS YOU .. UNTIL I SEE YOU AGAIN LOVE MARGO
August 9, 2013
My friend, so sorry to hear of you loss. I looked at the wedding pix, although I didn't go to the wedding I made it to the reception later that night. Good memories of you both, adopting your daughter Pumpkin as she was treated as most children, and you watching my son at two months old. You are trusted and the best friends ever, nice we have kept in touch over 35 yrs from pizza to Tennessee, bless you Janice and my heart is with you
August 8, 2013
We did not get to know Uncle Mike (Al) as well as we wanted. After listening to my mother (Gwen) and Aunt Jan talk about him. I some how felt like I knew him more than I really did. The time we did meet Uncle Al and Aunt Jan. We could tell right off they loved and cared for each other. We knew they been together for awhile, but they both acted like newly weds. We are very sorry we cant come to Uncle Al's services. But our hearts will be there for Aunt Jan. We all will stop at 10:30am Friday, and say a prayer for both Uncle Mike (Al) and Aunt Jan. Jan we know you will miss your SWEETIE, but please stay strong, and keep sending me emails.
Love Clinton & Gail Ringwald
August 8, 2013
Janice,We were sorry to hear about Al. Our thoughts and love are with you,I hope you are o.k..Stay strong...
Love & Hugs
Lynn & Teresa
August 7, 2013
I want you to know how proud I am to have been Al's wife for 35 years. Anyone that really knew us know we had our moments. Yet our strong love and determination got us thru so many difficult times especially when my Sweetie started battling cancer. He was the strongest man I know ...he never gave up until he saw he couldn't go no more and then he fought hard not to leave me. I am so blessed and thankful for sharing my life with this man for over 35 yrs. Until we meet again Al will remain my love and always be in my heart. His loving wife Angel ... as he called me