James E. Adams III
July 13, 1941-March 23, 2013
Submitted by Graham-Hitch Mortuary
James E. Adams III, resident of Pleasanton for 37 years, passed away March 23, 2013 at the age of 71 from cancer. Jim is survived by his beloved wife, Marlys, two sons, three grandsons and a sister. He was born in California, attended school in Ventura and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Cal Poly Pomona.
Jim's career was in Management of Trucking Freight Terminals for 45 years in the bay area and Central Valley and a member of the California Trucking Association.
Jim coached youth football for the Concord Pioneers in the early 70's, Dublin Knights from the mid 70's to the mid 90's, and Dublin High School Freshmen/Sophomore team in the early 90's.
Jim, often called Papa by friends and others, had a love for Hot Rods and became a member of the P-Town Push Rods. He attended many of the car shows around the bay area showing his pick-up trucks and was often seen at the Good Guys Shows at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds. Other interests were RV trips, watching rodeos, country dancing, gardening and traveling.
Friends and family are invited to a Memorial Service on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Graham-Hitch Mortuary, 4167 First Street, Pleasanton. Burial to follow at Memory Gardens, 3873 East Ave., Livermore.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity or school.