JACK ADAMS 1934 — 2020

GOODLETTSVILLE — Jack Dempsey Adams, 86, of Goodlettsville, died May 13, 2020. He was born in Weakley County in Greenfield, Tenn. on March 13, 1934 to the late Raymond and Irene Adams. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Elbert Ray and John Raymond Adams, daughter, Connie Johnson, and son, Tommy Tawater and grandson, Dustin Allen Rains.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Jean Adams, their children, Tim (Cher) Tawater, Beth (Jerry) Deering, Jimmy Tawater, Dania Tawater, Jackie Ann Adams, Angie (Jerry) Chamness, grandchildren, Keeley (Austin) Lee, Hunter (Brandi) Kilmon; Wyatt (Madisyn) Tawater, Savannah Tawater, Hayleigh, Declan, Ryleigh, and Analeigh Deering, Tina O’Guinn, Michael Tawater, Lisa Ruch, Danya Kent, Matthew Tawater, Kevin Woodard, Bryan Adams, Garrett and Breanna Rains and special niece, Julie (Ricky) Wilson and nephew, Scott Adams. He is survived by a host of great-grandchildren and even had a great-great-grandchild on the way.
Jack Dempsey, whose CB handle was Skipper, retired at the age of 70 from driving a truck. He always said he never worked a day in his life because he loved trucking so much. He delivered houseboats with his wife, Jean, and they traveled together across the country and even to Canada delivering oversize loads. He was an avid fisherman and had a special spot on the Tennessee River where he loved to fish. His greatest joys were his grandchildren and teaching them how to cook. He loved to grow his garden and teaching his grandkids ins and outs of proper tomato planting. He loved a good laugh and would get so tickled to make others laugh as well. PeePaw the Jack loved his family and friends. Visitation will be at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville Monday, May 18 from 12-4 p.m., and Tuesday, May 19 from noon until the celebration of life at 2 p.m. +

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