Jerry M. Adams

Jerry M. Adams


Jerry M. Adams

June 2, 2015

Date of Service: June 4, 2015

Interment Location: Garden of the Last Supper


Jerry M. Adams, age 75, whose greatest joy was being a husband, father and papaw, went to be with his Savior of over 50 years, late on June 2, 2015, after a long illness. He was born February 20, 1940, the youngest of seven children of Luther and Ollie McKeehan Adams, of Elizabethton.

Jerry married his high school sweetheart, Sharon Rose Greene, and on June 10th, they would have been married 54 years. He was a veteran of the Tennessee Army National Guard, was a 32 degree Mason and Shriner, delivered milk for Bassett Dairy in Bristol, and then owned his own industrial supply business, J & A Sales. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Elizabethton and also attended First Baptist Church of Kingsport with his daughter’s family for a time. Jerry was a man who loved the simple things of life. He enjoyed eating out and “cutting up” with his family and friends, most of all. He loved to watch westerns and read the newspaper; he and Sharon loved to go to Pals and eat in the car and watch the sunset. He loved to talk politics, and served on the Elizabethton City Council for one term.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Rose Greene Adams; one daughter, Vandi Adams France, son-in-law, Dr. Jeff France, Boones Creek, and his pride and joy, two granddaughters, Madeline Margaret France and Katherine Bailey France. He also had many very special nieces and nephews, who live in East Tennessee. One special nephew, Steve Settle, his wife Judy, and their children, Rachael and David, of Chattanooga. He also leaves behind so many sweet friends, including Clyde and Nell Jenkins-Jerry and Sharon’s best friends for over 60 years.

Sharon, Vandi and Jeff would like to say a special thanks to his doctors – Dr. Marta Wayt and Dr. Lucinda Miller, for their excellent care over the years.

A graveside service to honor and celebrate the life of Mr. Jerry M. Adams will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Thursday, June 4, 2014 at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Reverend Bob Polk, officiating. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 12:50 PM.

The family will receive friends immediately following the graveside service at the cemetery.

Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, may make donations to the Carter County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 134, Elizabethton, Tennessee 37744.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting and signing the guest book. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton is serving the Adams family. Office 423 542-2232, Obituary line 423 543-4917

Happy Valley Memorial Park