John Utah Adams

John Utah Adams 82 years old
July 26, 1939 – April 12,2022

Passed away Tuesday, April 12th 2022 at 8:34 pm

He is survived by his two sisters, Joann Otten of Hannibal,Mo and June Hamilton of Maurepas, LA , 5 children, 11 grandchildren, and many great grandchildren. This man was a shining star and anyone that knew him would agree that he was one of a kind. He loved horse trading, playing guitar, singing, and collecting pocket knives. He was stoic, wise, tough, and as old school as they come. There was no one like him nor will there be again. He was just who he was, and was never apologetic for it. He wasn’t afraid to tell it like it is. Beneath his gruff exterior he was caring, loving, and kind. His family meant the world to him and he was there for each and every one of us.

Our loss is now Heaven’s gain,
Our Dad is still a star,
He plays with a band of angels now,
Strumming his golden guitar.

You will be forever missed. We love you Dad.

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  • Bobby Deom
    May 4, 2022 3:32 am

    This man taught me everything I know about life making money and being a strong man he raised me to who I am and I will forever be greatful to him rest easy gramps love ya 🙏🏼

  • Angela Deom
    May 4, 2022 3:39 am

    You were definitely one of a kind,, You never sugar coated anything and that was you to the core. And that was to totally fine. didn’t say I LOVE U but you did with your actions.. and saying “I’m here” and now your not. . . 💔💔 You will TRULY be missed. By so many. But I’ll never ever forget our bond. From you letting me see your “pretties” and always loving me. I love you and miss you beyond measure… You are a Treasure that no one could compare to…
    I LOVE YOU!!!!!

  • Jerry Adams
    May 4, 2022 3:45 am

    My Dad the greatest man I’ve ever known He taught me what It meant to be a man of your word and and to stand up for what you believe is right . He always said you can win any fight if your fighting for what’s right. He Taught me about 3 Chords and the truth and country music and the impression he made through our life’s will be with us for the rest of ours. Your with your wife and other son and grandson now but there’s a huge void in our life’s now but I know your at peace I’ll love you forever and miss you till we meet again

  • I’m not very good with words but I miss you so much already. I miss going over to your house and seeing you sitting there at the table. I miss staying the night there and going around to yard sales and swap meets all day. I miss sitting down and listening to all the stories you had to tell. I know you were suffering and I know your happy now but it’s all still so unreal to me. For the remaining time I’m here I know you’re always watching over me and everyone else.

  • Carla Orsini
    May 4, 2022 2:56 pm

    You meant the world to me . You were wise, funny, talented, and true to your family. I will miss you more than words can say
    . I love you Dad

  • What can I say about my Dad. Some of the most precious memories of my life were created with him. Dad had a uniqueness about him that you don’t find in most people. He was rare and different. He didn’t have to pretend because he accepted who he was. He was a bright shining soul with a million stories. I will miss those stories because every word he spoke was precious. He would drop pearls of wisdom every time you encountered him. My heart is shattered knowing that I have to miss him for the rest of my time on earth. We shared a strong bond and there are no words that can capture how truly heart broken I am. I love you so much Dad and though you left this world suddenly you will live in my heart forever. Find your happiness on the other side. Rest In the arms of the Angels until I see you again. I Love You Forever!!

    Your Daughter

  • Christine Almeida
    May 7, 2022 4:58 am

    I remember the first day I meet John he came Over my houses and bought massager from my roommate this man had a great heart and I did love him and I miss him and I miss are talks I want thank him for bring Joe in my life. If we havent meet that day I wouldnt have got meet him and would have not met Joe the one and only man for me and I thank him for putting all of us together this man wasn’t only a friend but he was family. John was my hero and yes I was blessed to be part of his life and blessed to be part of his family’s life to and thanks for expecting me this man inspired me and he has touched my soul. He believed in me. And he just touched some many hearts. I’m glade I got to be his friend but most off all I happy he expected me as family. Some nights I would plqy country music for him and I would sing him Tammy Wyatt and just talking and playing cards and what made it all worth it was seeing him smile and being him. So John just wanted you to know that you have really changed my world and thank you not a day goes bye I don’t think about you and I just want you to know you were my hero I promise you I will take good care of Joe and I will never stop loving and I promise I will never forget how much love you showed us too. I will never forget you or forget our times together we had together and I will see you again this is not goodbye. Love you miss you. You just know you meant the world to us and you we will see you again and God bless you and God bless your family
    Love always your crazy girl xoxo

  • Desi Adams
    May 7, 2022 5:34 pm

    My Grandfather,
    So many childhood memories with you. Trips to the swap meet. Running around your yard raising a ruckus and getting into things we shouldn’t have. You gathering all your grandchildren around your chair while telling the best , yet longest stories ever. Having us watch all the old timer westerns that just were not what we wanted. Yet, I cherish them til this day. Your exit from this earth will forever be a Tragic to us all. You were a wise man and I am forever thankful that I would get “stuck” for hours listings to the stories of your life. You will be missed until we meet again. Rest in Paradise G-pa. I will see you again one day.

  • My Dad is a Great Man he was a hard man but a fair man he taught me how to be a man and he would always say if your word is no good you have nothing your word means everything he also taught me the first 3 chords on the guitar and I inherited his Love for bluegrass music and old time country he taught me so many things throughout my life I miss him more than words can say I know he’s with Mom and Brother John and Joey and all our family that passed before him my Life has changed forever I will miss him Dearly Rest In Peace we Will Meet Again I Love You Dad.

  • Joseph Gahry
    May 9, 2022 3:12 pm

    An amazing man John Utah Adams I was lucky to have known . We became close and great friends with a solid trusting bond . I only wish I had been able to have the same bond with my father and learned from the things to me he’d shown. John Adams now your sadly gone the same as my father whom by coincidence his name was also John.
    John Gahry and John Adams were almost alike you see only the bond I shared with John Adams was prevented with my own father because of PTSD.
    John Adams you was like a second father to me I proudly make it known From the same era of my own father the amazing things you enlightened me with and all the things to me you’ve shown . John Adams you were a unique giving and patient man very firm in your point of view. There’s not too many men that hold character near the caliber of you maybe one or two. IYou took care of your family raised them all just right including being loyal and devoted to your beloved wife. I couldn’t be more thankful for the universe bringing you into my life. I learned so much from you your mind and endless source of all things in life including trading for a horse.. Your love you showed in many ways I will forever hold your memory dear to me for the rest of my days . Your passing came so unexpected and it’s nearly unbearable to have seen you go I’ll never meet another soul like you I’m sure you already know. So in light of all the times I may have angered you and never tried to get you pissed .I know it because you loved me dearly like your own and please know how incredibly your missed . By your family here and friends as well you left behind I know we’ll all meet you again when it is our time. So keep inspiring and guiding us all along our way well remember all your wisdom and things you’d say one of a kind unmatchable by far but we’ll all know that your there with us when we gaze up to the stars . I want to say how much I miss you you were a best friend to me and the appreciation and gratefulness for you icoming in my life is endless and will always be.

  • Paula (Leny)
    May 14, 2022 1:17 am

    My Dad the best man I’ve ever known. I will cherish all the memories I have.. 58 years with you.. It’s just not enough..i couldn’t prepare myself for your loss. I have learned so much from you.. I’m so thankful I got to be your daughter. So many people looked up to you, and admired us because we had you as our father.. I will forever be proud to be your daughter. You were so real to the core, rigid yet kind. You had a million stories and everyone who was fortunate enough to get to listen to them, will cherish them forever. I wish I could have retained even a fraction of all the knowledge you tried to teach me.. I’d give anything for my phone to ring and it say Dad calling! How do I live without you.. My Hero my Dad.. May you be happy in Heaven..playing and singing your songs again.. I will miss you for the rest of my time here on earth without you.. I love you Dad forever!
    Your daughter Leny. 💔

  • Angela Nagy
    May 15, 2022 11:10 pm

    Uncle John was the wisest man I knew. We would talk for hours on the phone and I never was bored hearing his wisdom. I just wish I could have seen him one last time. He will be greatly missed and continued to be loved by all. I love you Uncle John!

  • Jacob Adams
    May 17, 2022 3:20 pm

    You taught me so much in life. Things I’ll live my life by until the end of my days. You taught me respect, honor and loyalty. You taught me to be the man you say you are from the moment you rise to the time you rest at night. You taught me how to be a man and stand on my own 2 feet and how to be tough because you knew I would need it to make it in this world and I can say without a doubt you taught me well. I’ll always miss those days getting up at 3:30 in the morning to go wait in the swap meet line and eating McDonald’s for breakfast. Those were the good ole days for me. Walking the swap meet and talking to your old friends and hearing your story’s. You are the wisest man I’ll ever know. It’s hard knowing I can’t just go visit you anymore or call you. I’ll get through it though because you prepared me for this. Nobody will ever compare to you because there is no one else like you and there never will be. You will always be the man I look up to the most. Until we meet again….. I love you Grandpa.


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