Richard Lee Adams

1934 - 2021

Copperas Cove


Richard Lee Adams Sr., age 87, of Copperas Cove and formerly of Dallas, Texas went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 18, 2021. A private family gathering was held to celebrate his life.

Richard was born on January 27, 1934, to the late Paul and Ruby Gooding Adams in Stephenville, Texas. He married Elizabeth Neal Hope on October 25, 1954, in Stephenville, Texas.  He worked as a Maytag repairman until he opened his own business, Adams Brothers Appliance Service in 1971. He worked for 65 years and retired at the age of 85 years old. 

In his spare time, he enjoyed camping, fishing, home projects, gardening, and carpentry.  He was a quiet, sweet loving man always willing to help others.

Richard is preceded in death by his parents, Paul (Shorty) and Ruby Adams, brothers, Carol (Slim,), CH, Bob, Butch and grandson Matthew Lee O’Neal, and great-great-granddaughter Arabella Faye O’Neal-Torres . 

Richard is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Adams; Children and spouses son Richard & Jody Adams, daughter Elizabeth & Steve O’Neal , son David & Robin Adams, daughter Angela & Keith  Runyon, brother Lloyd Earl, sister Margie.  Richard was blessed with 13 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family of Richard Adams wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Dr. Kenneth Westover at UT Southwestern, Dr. Khandavilli also of UT Southwestern, Belinda Zasio, Darlena Smith, and Stephanie all of New Century Hospice, Ronnie Viss of Viss Family Funeral Home.  You were all part of the life of Richard Adams Sr.  Thank you so much for the care and attention you showed to our loved one.

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