Ronald Adams

Ron Adams, 80, of Richardson, passed away on March 19, 2011 in Garland, Texas. Ron and his twin brother, Don, were born in Barberton, Ohio on 01/21/31. Ron attended Barberton High School and graduated in 1948. Ron spent 20 years in the U.S. Navy and retired as a Master Chief in illustration and graphic arts. He had tours of duty at the Navy Language School, Pearl Harbor, Cubi Point in the Philippines, Glenview Naval Air Station in Chicago, San Diego Sonar School, and was on the Admiral’s staff in Yokosuka, Japan & Norfolk, VA. Upon retirement he went to work for Texas Instruments in the Technical Publications Department. He loved to work in his garage and always had a project going. He earned many ribbons from the State Fair of Texas for his woodworking. He loved to play golf, swim, travel, and spend time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary; his son Bruce Adams of Plano; his daughter Karen Adams and her husband James Young of Allen; and 2 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

Memorial services will be at 11am on Friday, March 25, 2011, at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Plano, TX.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to The Alzheimer’s Foundation.

Arrangements under the direction of Ted Dickey Funeral Home, Plano, TX.


  • Memorial Mass Friday, March 25, 2011

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Rich Guske

June 8, 2011

Ron & I go back to 1953/1955! He was my supervisor when I went on active duty at NAS Glenview. At the time Ron and Mary were good friends to me and my late wife. I ran into him again in 1957 when I came out to California for "B" school at CBC Port Hueneme! I spent at least two weekends with them while they were stationed in San Deigo. Ron and Mary introduced me to the "gold" in the beach at Coronado. Additionally, the warned me about scorpions in shoes if I ever got stationed in Hawaii.

Edward Cole

June 7, 2011

I never met Ron during my Naval service but I spoke with him many times when he assigned Draftsman to their duty stations. He was always very helpful and tried his best to give you a duty station of your choice. He indeed was a credit to the Navy during his Naval career.
E.D. Cole, DMCS, USN Retired

Bob & Cam Pilcher

June 7, 2011

We were very sorry to hear of Ron's death. We, and his fellow Draftsmen, have fond memories of him.

Dawn Adams

April 8, 2011

Dear Family,
I know I am delayed in sharing my love and prayers with you. Today is the anniversary of my daughter, Leah's passing and I wanted to let you know that time does heal. We have an awesome God who does love us and watches over us. I so miss all of you and hope that you know that you are loved are thought of on a daily basis. You will remain in my prayers and we will always be here for you. I have wonderful memories of Uncle Ron and know that he is safely in God's loving arms.

All our love,
Dawn, Valerie, Ben, Jaden, Gabe and Nathen Adams

Ed Keller

March 30, 2011

Ron was my Brother-In-Law , you could not asked for a better one .
In many ways if Ron didnot know how to do something , he would read up on it and get it done..
We will miss him ..
Kay &Ed Keller

March 28, 2011

Ron brought sunshine to my life and to all of us who spent time with him every Thursday - his big ole smile just lit up the room, and his witty sense of humor had us all laughing. He was such a delightful gentleman of the "old school", and I will miss him greatly.

With my love and prayers for Mary, Karen and Bruce,

Dinah Ligon

James Cox

March 27, 2011

I did not have the honor of knowing Mr. Adams, however I do have the honor of knowing his very special daughter Karen Adams. The stories I have heard about Ronald Adams lets me know that this man was an honorable and good man. I was so sorry to hear of Mr. Adams passing, but I know he is now at Gods side and is a happy man.
James Cox

Thelma Taylor

March 25, 2011

Ron's smile warmed the hearts of all at Treasured Times. We all love you and your family. Signed: The gang at Treasured Times CRUMC, Plano, TX.

March 25, 2011

Aunt Mary,
You are in our thoughts and prayers. Uncle Ron will be missed. we are sorry we can not be there for the services tomorrow, but will be thinking of all of you in this difficult time. Michelle, Clarissa, Frank, Kathryn, and Five.

March 25, 2011

Aunt Mary, Bruce and Karen,
So sorry to hear about Uncle Ron. I am sorry that I can't attend the service tomorrow. I will be thinking of you all during this difficult time.
Love, Cheryl