|Birth: ||Jun. 14, 1960|
District Of Columbia, USA
|Death: ||Nov., 2009, USA|
Michael Adams was an amazing man. He was born in Washington, DC, on June 14th (Flag Day), 1960, and lived in Philadelphia, PA, until 1978. He then moved to Citrus County, where he resided until three years ago.
Mike is known for many accomplishments, including ten Awards for Sales and Quality while employed by three independent companies. He was the founder of Gemini Pizza in Hernando, a designer and builder of homes in Citrus County, and a soccer coach with a class "C" coaching license in Inverness. Mike loved his family and the great outdoors He was awarded an Honorary Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do to acknowledge his dedication and assistance to Master Park during the long years his sons studied the sport.
He had an open water certification as a scuba diver. During one fateful dive in the Gulf of Mexico, Mike found a bracelet at the bottom of the gulf with the name "Brenda" engraved on it. Years later, after meeting the love of his life, he presented it to his bride, Brenda.
Most notable are Mike's recent literary accomplishments. He is the author of the published novel "Bodo: The Tale of the Woodcarver's Dog." Mike and his sister, Cookie, recently completed the motion picture screenplay for "Bodo," which is currently in pre-production with Capstone Entertainment Group. Mike had a great appreciation for canines. In 1994, Mike's dog Cuno Von Lowehaus won the title of World Champion Lowchen, the highest honor attainable in the canine world. Interesting to note, Mike bore a striking resemblance to Comedian Jay Leno, and had been offered a chance to be a guest on the "Tonight Show" at one time.
With a quick wit and strong determination, Mike left this world a far better place than when he came into it. He was a wonderful father, husband and grandfather. Mike is leaving behind wife Brenda, sons Mike Jr. and Eric, their respective fiancées Julie Dreier and Jill Viva, his granddaughter Hannah Adams, and future stepgrandchildren Kim and Megan Alkire. His surviving siblings are Rodman, Louise "Cookie," Wilbur, Patricia and Thomas. At age 49, Mike made the transition to spirit on November 4, 2009, from cancer. He passed peacefully at home surrounded by family. Mike left this world too soon and will be greatly missed.
A memorial for Michael David Adams will be held Wednesday, December 9, 2009, at 10:00 am at Saint Benedict Catholic Church, 455 South Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River, Florida, 32629. Saint Benedict held a very special meaning to Mike as it was the place where he and Brenda were married, and where they baptized their first born son.
Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, Georgia, 30542. 770-967-5555 or online condolences at www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle from December 7 to December 10, 2009
Created by: Doris Albro
Record added: Dec 09, 2009
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