After years of a long battle with Parkinson’s disease, Blake Adams, Jr. passed away from this world at the age of 78, surrounded by family.
Graveside services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Mexia City Cemetery, with Pastor Jon Honea officiating, and with military honors.
He is the son of the late Elmer Blake Adams and Helen Marie Beck Adams. He is survived by his wife and LOVE OF HIS LIFE for 50 years, Janice Adams; three children, Blake Lee Adams, Tammy Adams Bingham, Cathy Adams and three step-children, Sandy Carter, Bobby Mikkelson, and Kelly Mikkelson; eight grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren; and one sibling, Terry Dean Adams.
Blake spent his youth in Mexia, TX, moving with family to Ft. Worth, TX in 1953. He attended Polytechnic High School. After high school, he went into the Army National Guard; upon completion in 1960 he moved into the United States Air Force, where he served 4 years before being honorably discharged in 1965.
He worked in the food industry for several years before starting his own business building commodity products for the semiconductor industry. Blake was always an artist at his work and during that time it was under a microscope. It was delicate and demanding; he was sought out for his work. His success allowed him to build a home on the shores of Lake Limestone where he retired and spent his final years.
In his early adulthood, Blake worked in the restaurant business where he learned to prepare food that has become family legend. He spent much of his time pursuing ads and stores for any food preparation device he didn’t own.
He was always a fun-loving jovial person which exploded when he was preparing a huge meal for family and friends. He also loved woodworking and built himself a fine fully equipped woodworking shop, where he spent many hours turning fine wood into splinters and producing lovely, handcrafted pieces of anything that caught his fancy.
Blake was truly a Jolly O’l Saint Nick that will be missed and was loved by all who knew him.