Bret Alan Adams

July 6, 1959October 10, 2021

On Sunday, October 10, 2021, Bret Adams passed away peacefully at home in Pataskala, Ohio, surrounded by family after a battle with cancer at age 62.

Bret was born on July 6, 1959 in Waverly, Ohio, before moving to Licking County at a young age, where he lived his entire life. Bret spent 30+ years landscaping, employing and instilling a work ethic for many local youth over the summer months. His fondest moments were spent on the golf course and coaching his sons and other kids on local sports teams. He had a passion for architecture, design, and horticulture and could be quizzed on the botanical names of any of Ohio’s plants and trees.

Bret is preceded in death by parents Norm and Janet. Surviving family includes wife of 42 years, Theresa; sons Nicholas (Crystal) and Benjamin; three granddaughters Ellison, Waylon, and Porter; and tens of nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home, 289 S. Main St, Pataskala, Ohio 43062 from 4pm to 8pm.


  • Memorial Visitation

    Thursday, October 14, 2021


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Mark & Susan Chidester

October 17, 2021

We were so sorry to hear of Bret's passing & wanted to send our condolences to his family. We hadn't seen him for a few years but I would remember him every time I passed his parents house on Mill Street. Bret always had a smile on his face. Always. He was a people person and had the best laugh. So many of us will be remembering him with a smile of our own.

Larry Davis

October 16, 2021

10-16-2021 Well I've not seen him, since our 10th class reunion. I truly thought this was one cool dude back in high school. We were part of the front row in Mr. Madden's POD class. Truly enjoyed the times we had in high school. Truly sorry for the families loss. Prayers too them all. May God Bless you all always.

Bob Schroeder

October 15, 2021

To Nick and family:
Sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Bob Schroeder and family

Mike Kaufman

October 13, 2021

I'll miss having the occasional chatter with Bret about landscape plants and more. He certainly made good ripples among school-age boys years ago and helped Theresa in raising two fine sons.