Terry L. Adams
Terry L. Adams, 68, of Waukesha, went to be with his Lord and Savior on the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, at Rainbow Hospice of Johnson Creek.
Terry was born on Dec. 9, 1946, in Burlington, Iowa, the son of Harvey and Dorothy (James) Adams. On September 9, 1966, he married Grace Cook at Corning Christian Church of Corning, Iowa. The couple enjoyed 49 years as a married couple and raised three daughters.
He served his country in the U.S. Air Force and later fulfilled his childhood dream of becoming a corporate pilot. He was most recently employed as a flight safety instructor with Flight Safety International of Tucson, Ariz.
Terry counted it as a privilege to be dearly loved by both his biological family, the Peterson family of Burlington, Iowa, and his adopted family, the Adams/James families of Corning. Terry was a lifelong follower of Christ and was passionate about furthering His kingdom. Terry served as an elder at Grace Church of Sahuarita, Ariz., and was an active member of the Worship Team wherever he attended. Terry loved to sing praise to his creator and was a talented guitarist. He was a chaplain for Racers for Christ, an organization that provides chapel services, pastoral care, outreach and Christian fellowship to motor sports events. Terry’s specialty was sprint cars. His passions in life were faith, family, music and flying — in that order. He had a contagious personality and was deeply loved by all who knew him.
Terry is survived by his wife, Grace Adams of Waukesha; daughters, Julia (Chad) Heiman of Watertown, Amanda (Sean) McCormack of New Berlin, and Emily (Vincent) Markowski of Fort Wayne, Ind.; grandchildren, Hannah, Carly, Mikayla and Ashley; sister Sharon Shank; brother Charles (Connie) Peterson; sister Diana (Jay) Swartzwelter; sister Tamara Fredricks; and sister Carolyn (Daniel) Hallenbeck. He is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Terry’s family would be appreciated.
Memorials will be dispersed in accordance with Terry’s wishes.
A memorial service will be held in Terry’s honor at 1:00PM on Saturday, September 26, at Riverglen Christian Church of Waukesha with the Rev. Ben Davis presiding. Visitation will be from 12:30 until the time of service at the church.
Pederson-Nowatka Funeral Home, 920-261-2113, is caring for the family. To place an online condolence, please visit www.pn-fh.com.