May 21, 1944 - September 18, 2021
ADAMS, Donald Karl “Butch”, age 77, passed away Saturday, September 18, 2021 after an extended illness. Don was born May 21, 1944 in Palatka, FL. He attended Palatka High School where he played football and was a member of the Future Farmers of America (FFA). He joined the U.S. Army in 1963. He spent 11 months in Korea training war dogs for the K-9 Corps. He began working for Bellsouth in 1969 and retired in 2000 after 31 years of service. He spent his retirement restoring tractors, gardening, fishing, spending time with his grandchildren, and playing bluegrass music with family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben Adams and Ruth Hines; sisters, Eileen Montgomery, Marge Montgomery, Mamie Beard and Billie Ruth Johns and a brother, Frank Adams. His legacy lives on through his family, who he loved dearly. Surviving Don is his wife of 53 years, Carolyn Adams. He is also survived by his siblings, Barbara Dyess (Jimmy), Jim Adams (Doris), Mike Adams (Deanna) and Maggie Hars; sons, Michael Adams (Kim), Chris Adams (Paula) and Dennis Adams (Kathy); grandchildren, Eddie Adams, Bryan Adams (Nicole), Courtney Waldron (Bradley), Ashley Futch (Hunter), Austin Adams (Bre Dotson), Mitchell Adams (Harley), Mara Adams and Regan Adams; great grandchildren, Skylar and Karlee Adams, Emilyn, Nora and Judd Waldron, Laurel and Bo Futch, Lucas Adams, Pierson Adams and one on the way. A memorial service will be held at the family home at a later date. However, the family is receiving visitors this week at Carolyn’s. In lieu of flowers, you can send memorial gifts to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Shriners Hospital for Children. St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
ADAMS, Donald Karl “Butch”, age 77, passed away Saturday, September 18, 2021 after an extended illness. Don was born May 21, 1944 in Palatka, FL. He attended Palatka High School where he played football and was a member of the Future... View Obituary & Service Information
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