Joe Earl Adams

Joe Earl Adams, 67, of Kansas City MO, passed away on December 16, 2022 at home with his daughter, Traci, by his side.  A memorial service for Joe will be held at a later date.

Joe was born on June 18, 1955 in Amarillo, TX.  He served in the United States Air Force from January 1975 to May 1976.  Joe enjoyed the musical tunes of Anita Baker throughout his life.  In his last days he enjoyed watching his favorite football team, the Buffalo Bills.

Joe is preceded in death by his adoptive parents, Reaver Slater and Royce Adams, as well as his brother, Rigsby Slater.

Joe is survived by his daughter and caregiver, Traci Fox; supportive son-in-law, Alvernon Fox; sister, Lois Adams; daughter, Rachel Johnson; daughter, Natasha Thomas; son, Joe Adams Jr./Chico; as well as several grandchildren and great grandchildren.


Even though you were not by my side on a daily basis before coming home this year, I must say that you truly tried to be a father the best way you knew how through phone calls and our visits.  I never turned my back on you and neither did you towards me.  I am forever grateful for that.  These months that I got to have you home and take care of you were very challenging, but I wouldn’t trade these memories for the world!  It was definitely a blessing and honor that I got to take care of you for your last days.

Love your daughter, Traci


Visits: 11


  1. Gloria Heyward on December 22, 2022 at 12:03 pm

    Will miss him we grew up together a brother from another mother love you ?

  2. Willie heyward /// a friend on December 22, 2022 at 12:37 pm

    God knows what’s best as we go through this life he always make a way out . Joe is in God cares now. Bless his soul.??????

  3. Julie Swain and "The Swain Gang" on December 24, 2022 at 7:06 am

    Our condolences to Lois and Rachel, Natasha, Chico and Traci.
    Psalm 121:1-2:
    (1) I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. (2) My help cometh from the Lord, Which made heaven and earth. (KJV). May God continue to strengthen and bless you all. Be safe. you

  4. Mattie “Easter “ Hunt Covington on December 24, 2022 at 12:50 pm

    With deepest sympathy to you all! I will always remember Joe’s smile

  5. William R. on December 27, 2022 at 8:43 am

    Wishing you freedom and peace. always.

  6. Helen west on March 24, 2024 at 7:45 am

    Rest in Peace

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