Roger Keith Adams, 61, of Ten Mile, passed away Friday, July 19, 2019, at his residence. A native of Pikeville, Ky., and a resident of Ten Mile and Niota for the past 30 years, he was the son of the late Mack Stiles and Sarah Marie Fields Adams. He retired from Schott-Gemtron in Sweetwater after 26 years of service and was preceded in death by one brother, Paul Adams; and father-in-law, Clyde Shultz. He was a loving husband, listening stepdad, gracious son-in-law, great son, and brother and he enjoyed fishing, cruising trips, and vacations. He loved his Gemtron family. Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Karen Gail Shultz Adams of Ten Mile, stepson and partner, Chris Shelton and Gegetta Ferris of Maryville; mother-in-law, Reva Hampton Shultz of Ten Mile; three sisters, Rita Thompson, Robin Carroll, and Valerie Knox, all of Sweetwater; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Timmy and Cathy Adams of Philadelphia, and Samuel and Darlene Adams of Sweetwater; step-granddaughter, Shanantha Whitted; four step-great-grandchildren, Dillin Walden, and Brandy, Abby, and Cayson Whitted; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Couch officiating. Interment will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in Clearwater Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Chris Ponder, Mark Kettenball, Mark Vance, Tim Adams, Tanner Adams, Sam Adams, and Brody Adams. Honorary pallbearers Jerry Cagle, Ernest Jones, Keith Walker, and James Campbell. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent at www.laycock-hobbs.com/notices/Roger-Adams Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home of Athens is in charge of arrangements.

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