Charles Edwin “Ed” Adams, 70, Independence, Mo., passed away Saturday, May 26, 2012.

Charles Edwin “Ed” Adams, 70, Independence, Mo., passed away Saturday, May 26, 2012.

Ed was born July 26, 1941, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of Wayne E. and Evelyn M. (Scott) Adams. Ed was a loving supportive husband and wonderful father. Nothing made Ed any prouder than the accomplishments of his Children. He loved sharing about them with his friends. He retired in 2005 from Lipton Tea. Ed was a member of Maywood Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday school for many years. He was a member of the Independence Optimist Club, and a charter member of the Rogers Coffee Club at the Main Street Café. Ed loved volunteering his time at Korte Elementary with the Kindergarten classes, and loved working with the Neighborhood Network, a Hispanic Ministry. He knew no Spanish, but his smile and hugs communicated his love. He enjoyed fishing, playing golf, woodworking, reading the National Geographic, and he always had a joke or funny comment to tell some. Ed was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his loving wife, Rixie Adams of 50 years; his children and their families, daughter, Leslie Adams-Still and her children, Christopher, Ashleigh and Matthew; daughter, Lori Adams-Hanaway and her husband, Dan, and their family, Lindsey, Nicholas and Abby; son, Jeff Adams and wife, Tammy and their daughter, Elise Evelyn; brother, Bill Adams; and additional nieces, nephews, cousins and family.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 31, at Maywood Baptist Church, 10505 E. Winner Road, Independence, MO 64052. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Independence Optimist Special Olympics.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements: Carson-Speaks Chapel, 816-252-7900.


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