Dr. Richard L. Adams

January 28, 1963May 25, 2013
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Dr. Richard Lee Adams, 50, died Saturday, May 25, 2013 at home in Bunnell Florida surrounded by family.

Richard was born in Bakersfield, California but spent most of his youth in Wilmington, Delaware. He moved to Gainesville, Florida as a senior and attended Gainesville High School. Richard was an avid Gator fan and received his BA in Zoology from the University of Florida. He continued his education in North Miami, Florida at Southeastern College of Medicine. He spent a year in Columbus, Ohio completing his internship at Doctors Hospital. He returned to Florida and completed his training at Peninsula Medical Center and was the Chief Resident. He continued his medical career as a physician in Ormond Beach and Palm Coast for 20 years.

Richard was a very talented musician and loved playing with his college friends: Karl Holzenberg, Steve Cohn, and Jimmy Stone. He loved anything that involved water sports. He spent his spare time teaching kids to wake board, surf, and wind surf. He was a Florida Gator and loved attending the football games in Gainesville. He was a giving, loving friend, son, father, brother and husband. He was more than a doctor to many of his patients as he cared deeply for them and missed them at the end of his career.

Richard is pre deceased by his Father in law, Charles Gary Peck and Brother in Law, Ken E. Brown. He is survived by his wife and children: Julie Peck-Adams, Allison Adams and Richard James Adams; his mother and father: Mollie Adams and Cas Adams. His mother in law: Linda Peck; his Sister in law, niece and nephews: Pamela Brown, Olivia Brown, Taylor Brown, Samuel Brown , and Uncles: Harmon Cox, Tim Cox, and AJ Cox.

His family would like to thank the care shown by his doctors, Kathleen Doughney, MD, Christopher Kent, MD, Alan Oglesby,MD, and Alvaro Alvarez, MD. Their kindness and caring support through this difficult time was greatly appreciated. The nurses and staff at Oceanside- Peninsula Rehabilitation Center our family is forever grateful for your heartfelt care and kindness.

A memorial serivce will be held 1 pm Saturday June 15 at First Baptist Church of Bunnell 2301 Commerce Parkway, Bunnell, FL 32110. Condolences can be sent to the family at Arrangements are under the care and direction of Volusia Memorial Funeral Home, Ormond Beach 386 673-5373


  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 15, 2013

Dr. Richard L. Adams

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John Castiello

September 19, 2015

Dude! Miss you everytime I go to conventions. You loved life and exccelled at anything you tried.

T Martin

July 7, 2015

Wish I could say I had good memories or thoughts

lydia lewis

August 24, 2014

I am so sad to hear this. Dr. Adams was the best doctor I ever had. I extend my sorrow to his family.. and wish you all comfort and blessing.

November 2, 2013

He was our North, our South, our East, our West. Our working week, our Sunday rest. Our moon, our midnight, our talk, our song. We thought he would live and love past us. We were wrong.
Mom and Dad.

Toni Roberts

August 2, 2013

To the friends and family of Dr. Richard Adams,
I graduated medical school in 1993 with Richard. He was the funniest, most lighthearted, most genuinely nice person in the class. When times got too serious (like when studying way to hard for exams, or when trying so hard not to pass out in cadaver lab), he would crack a joke or make a face and the whole room would lighten up. He made such a difference for some of us in that class....we couldn't take ourselves too seriously and had to enjoy the ride when Richard was around. What a joy he was to learn with!
I am so sorry for your loss. What a delightful man.
Toni Roberts,
SECOM class of 1993

Yann & Margaret Vidal

July 29, 2013

Dear Julie and family, It is only today that we have learned that Dr. Adams has passed away. Please know how sad we are to learn the news" He was our Dr. for 5+ years.

July 29, 2013

Dear Julie ,family and staff .... We recently learned that Dr. Adams has passed away. We are so sorry for your loss and offer our sincere condolences. What a wonderful, thoughtful and caring physician. We were so fortunate to have known him since coming to Palm Coast 6 years ago. He will be deeply missed. Our hearts go out to you all. David and Penny Grzyb

Diane Tirado

June 20, 2013

Dear Julie and family, It is only today that I have learned that Dr. Adams has passed away. Please know how sad I am to learn this news and that I hope all of you know how much he was cared for by his patients. He was not just my doctor, he was someone I had truly grown to care about. May god help you through this rough time. Peace be with you! Much love, Diane Tirado

June 15, 2013

Dr. Adams was our family doctor for nine years. He took really good care of us and genuinely cared about our health and well being. He treated us with great respect and dignity and showed real concern for any of our health issues. We will never forget him and will truly miss him. The Conde Family, Palm Coast, FL

Denny and Lucille Brooks

June 14, 2013

Dear Julie, We are so saddened by your family's loss. Dr. Adams was such a wonderful, caring man. I have never been to a doctor like him, full of such charisma, a great listener and with genuine concern for every patient. It is such a great loss for all his patients too. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your children.