Richard Lee Adams, 58, died Tuesday morning, July 23, 2013, at his home in Moberly, Missouri. The son of Roy Clark Adams Jr. and Ruth Marvelle Kutzner, he was born May 25, 1955 in Kirksville, Missouri.
Richard was a truck driver for Dickey Transport for a number of years, and was also employed by King Appliance for fourteen years. He was also known as the “Handy Repairman” and enjoyed helping people out in whatever he could do.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers Roy Paul Adams, and John Earl Adams.
Survivors include a daughter; Jillynda Joy Adams of Kansas City, MO; a granddaughter; Jordan Rashel-Lane Sprague of Moberly, MO, a step daughter; Rachel Mattingley of LaPlata, MO and a step grandson; Logan West of LaPlata, MO, four sisters; Barbara Pender (Larry) of Burlington, IA, Neomi June Gould of Rockford, IL, Mary Rasmussen of Mt. Home, AR and Betty Lodewegen (Warren) of Memphis, MO, three aunts; Lela Mae Thomas of Earlville, IA., Marianna Anna Lee of Williamburg, VA and Patricia Baker of Ojai, CA, an uncle; Charles F. Adams of Gorin, MO; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Memorials are suggested to family for their discretion and can be left at or mailed to the Payne Funeral Chapel, 202 E. Madison St., Memphis, MO 63555.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon, July 26, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis with Jim Campbell officiating. Interment followed in the Memphis Cemetery east of Memphis.
Pallbearers were Gail Hoskins, Robert Swanson, Alan Adams, Charles Wesley Adams, Kevin and Larry Pender.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis.