James Lloyd “Jim” Adams

James Lloyd “Jim” Adams passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2014.  Jim was born November 12, 1929 in Alton, Missouri.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Coy L. Adams and Elsie J. Adams.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Norma Adams; three daughters, Regina Adams, Nancy Adams (Michael), and Alice Bixby (Robert); four grandchildren, Natalee Medley (Larry), Walter Bixby, Adam James Bixby, and Kai Bixby; two great grandchildren, Emalee Medley and Olivia Medley.

Jim was a decorated veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars.  He retired from the United States Air Force after serving for more than 20 years.

A visitation will be held at 1:00 pm with a memorial service to follow at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Heartland Chapel, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd. in Raytown, Missouri.  Private burial will be at Leavenworth National Cemetery at a later date.

Visits: 2


  1. Shirley Johnson Young on October 2, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are going your way. Jim was a fun Uncle when he and Norma visited Oregon county. They showed us a wonderful time when we visited California.

  2. Mary Morin on October 2, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He could always make me chuckle when I stopped to visit the vegetable stand years ago. He will be missed by many.

  3. Bob in Grandview, Missouri on October 8, 2014 at 9:37 am

    I am grateful for the life of Mr. Adams. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.

  4. Virginia Smith on October 8, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    We all like to remember our parents as our best friends. Look what Jim did. He created a legacy that included his girls and grandkids along with all of his many accomplishments. It’s hard to watch someone lose all of those wonderful years to the aging process. Jim is certainly happier now and deserves to finally be able to rest. Remember him with all of your best thoughts and let the last few years go. Thinking of all of you Virginia Smith

  5. Beth Johnson Oliver on October 10, 2014 at 9:13 am

    So sorry to hear of Uncle Jim’s death. I remember his great sense of humor and good times we had at Grandma’s house.
    I know you have many memories and stories that will make you smile and laugh for years to come.

  6. Brian Holloway, San Antonio, TX on December 10, 2014 at 1:34 am

    Ms. Adams, Nancy, Alice & Dixie – I was very sorry to learn of your fathers passing. I always enjoyed talking with him – funny and very nice person. I’m very sorry for your loss.

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