Sammy Ray Adams

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Sammy Ray Adams went home to heaven Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, after a valiant fight with cancer.

His devotion to family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace. 

He was born to the late Marvin Adams and Zella Adams Rymer on April 19, 1940, and was shaped by the special daddy who raised him, the late Lige Rymer. He was blessed with a large loving family.

He is survived by the special love of his life, Judy Parker; daughters: Kay Long, Denise Gibson, and son-in-law, Eric; three grandchildren: Sage Adams; Autumn Long and Mandy King; two great-grandchildren: Hunter King and Tristan Givens; 10 brothers and sisters and their spouses: Dub and Ann Adams, John and Sylvia Rymer, Merty and Betty Rymer, Arvil and Ruth Rymer, Dwight and Vickie Rymer, Carl and Sheila Rymer, Froney and Sharon Rymer, Betty and Bill Cheatham, Edna and Paul Burgess, and Rose and Kenneth Peels; Judy's daughters: Tammy Lombardi and Angie Cross; families; one special little buddy, Kylan; and many nieces and nephews.

The family requests donations be made in his name to the National Cancer Society.

A brief graveside service will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, at Greasy Creek Cemetery in Polk County.

Companion Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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