Carl F. Adams, 73, of Cape Coral went to be with our Lord Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at the Tampa General Hospital after a long battle with illness. He was born on Aug. 4, 1939 in Miami, Fla., a son of Charles E. and Fern (Ludlow) Adams.
He was raised in Gas City, Ind.; graduated from Mississinewa High School and attended Indiana Business College. He also served in the Air Force in Texas and France.
He and his wife, Sue, owned and operated the 949 Drive-In Restaurant in Indiana for a number of years before selling. Carl then worked as a warranty manager for an automobile dealership in Marion, Ind., until he retired in 1981 with health issues and moved with Sue to Cape Coral in 1986 where he was a member of the Christian Life Fellowship Church.
Carl F. Adams
He loved to sing and was a member of a band that entertained troops overseas. Locally, he and his daughter, Caryn, joined by close friend, Dave, formed a band called "Ezduzit" and entertained several places in Florida.
He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 57 years, Sue; and his children, Caryn of Florida, Carl Jr. (Kathy) of Indiana and Cylinda of Georgia; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Connie and Sandra, and his daughter, Cheryl.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m., in the Christian Life Fellowship Church, 1200 S.W. 20th Ave., Cape Coral.
Burial with military honors will take place on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 11 a.m., at the Sarasota National Cemetery, Clark Road, Sarasota, Fla.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to the Tampa General Transplant Foundation at www.TGH.org, choose "make a gift" and add a comment that the gift was made for Carl Adams. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. Friends may sign the guest book at www.horizonfunerals.com