David F Adams

March 1, 1934November 29, 2012

David F. Adams, age 78, of Kingsport, passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at Indian Path Medical Center. Mr. Adams was a Washington County, TN, native, and the son of the late Wiley and Mollie Adams. He retired from Cantley-Ellis Manufacturing Company after more than 30 years of service. Mr. Adams was a member of Sullivan Baptist Church. He proudly served his country in the United States Army as a military policeman in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Mr. Adams was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying camping, and fishing. He also enjoyed NASCAR and the St. Louis Cardinals. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Maxine Adams in 2003; several brothers and one sister. Survivors include his son, Ken Adams; daughter, Lisa Kind; granddaughters: Maddie Kind, Kelsey Kind and Kyndal Kind; son-in-law, Dr. Richard Kind, sister, Emma Lee Scott; sisters-in-law: Lucy and Bobbi Adams,Lola Ebarb and husband Joe, Betty Durham and husband Don and Linda McNees and husband David; along with several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Jeff Strong, officiating. Burial will follow with Military Honors in East Lawn Memorial Park. For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the Sullivan Baptist Church building fund, 4152 Maplewood Street, Kingsport, TN, 37660. Please visit to leave a condolence for the family. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park is in charge of the arrangements and is honored to serve the Adams family.


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lisa shehan

January 25, 2013

Kenny and lisa, i was looking to find find you all and found davids obituary.Im so sorry. Dad passed away on dec 21 2011. now moma,Hellen David, and dad will be together, of course never a dull moment with david and worth. I love and miss you all so much.

Al & Suzi Suarez

December 4, 2012

Dear Kenny,

We are so sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. Wish we could have met him. He raised a good son ... we are so proud of you for keeping such good care of him everyday. Your goodness has not gone un-noticed. We are praying for you and the rest of the family during this difficult time.
Much love.

Linda Rodefer Fountain

December 1, 2012

Lisa and Kenny,
Your father was a great man, and I know you have wonderful memories of him. I am sorry for your loss.

Amber Sexton

December 1, 2012

I'm so sorry for your loss. David was a very special man to me and everyone else. He is greatly missed.

Earl Harmon

November 30, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Bobbie Frentz

November 30, 2012

Kenny, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Bobbie Frentz

November 30, 2012

Kenny my brother, may the grace of God comfort you during this time of sorrow. You have my deepest sympathy, unfortunantely I will not be able to make the funeral, however you kow where I'm at if I can be of any assistance. Just know that your dad is not suffering anymore and "To be absent from the body is to be present with yhe Lord"! Bill Hampton

Tammy DeSpain

November 29, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with all the family at this time of sorrow.

Dan Cobb

November 29, 2012

So sorry for you and the family Kenny. I pray that you all find some comfort in the good life David seemed to have led (from the obituary description), and that he is in a better place where you all will be reunited someday.

God Bless,
Dan Cobb