In loving memory of Jimmy Wayne Adams, age 85, who went peacefully home to be with the Lord on January 22, 2021 at his home in Bristol, Tennessee after an extended illness.

Born in Bristol, TN he was preceded in death by his father Henry James Adams and his mother Hattie Merritt Adams Glover and brother Henry James Adams Jr. all of Bristol, Tennessee. He was a graduate of Bluff City High School and ETSU. He was an proud veteran of the United States Air Force and thoroughly enjoyed his Alaskan adventures that made for a lifetime of stories. Later in life, he went back to school and became a nurse in the cardiac ICU Unit at Bristol Memorial Hospital. He had a love of travel and never missed an opportunity to explore with his family – visiting 48 of the 50 states in his life. He loved being outside and working in the garden and yard which he enjoyed until the very end. Jim never missed a high school reunion because he looked better than everybody there. Jim was a loving husband to Cleo, father, grandfather, great grandfather, neighbor, and friend to all who knew him. He will be dearly missed by his wife, family and friends.

He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 64 years, Cleo Cawood Adams and three children; son Michael and wife Angela of Folly Beach, SC, daughters Kim Watson of Bristol, TN, and Beth Blose and husband Terry of Church Hill, TN, sister Shelby Dunn of Bluff City, TN. four grandchildren Josh Adams and wife Casey of Kingsport, TN, Ian Watson of Izmir, Turkey, Brandon Reece of Bristol, TN, and Haley Reece of Bristol, TN. Five grandchildren Elijah, Bryley, Easton, Preston, and Rayan whom he loved dearly.

The family would like to thank the staff and nurses Ashley, Courtney, and Lindsay of Amedisys Kingsport for their service and a special thanks to their neighbors for their help during his illness.

In keeping with Jim’s wishes, he never wanted people to fuss over him so no services will be held at this time. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date to honor his memory and legacy.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s honor to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be registered at  Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation Services.