Jack Dempsey Adams

Born on March 13, 1934

Departed on May 13, 2020 and resided in Goodlettsville, TN

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Jack Dempsey Adams, May 13, 2020, age 86 of Goodlettsville. He was born in Weakley County in Greenfield, TN on March 13, 1934 to the late Raymond and Irene Adams. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Elbert Ray and John Raymond Adams, daughter, Connie Johnson, and son, Tommy Tawater and grandson Dustin Allen Rains. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Jean Adams, their children, Tim (Cher) Tawater, Beth (Jerry) Deering, Jimmy Tawater, Dania Tawater, Jackie Ann Adams, Angie (Jerry) Chamness; grandchildren, Keeley (Austin) Lee, Hunter (Brandi) Kilmon; Wyatt (Madisyn) Tawater; Savannah Tawater; Hayleigh, Declan, Ryleigh, and Analeigh Deering; Tina O’Guinn, Michael Tawater; Lisa Ruch, Danya Kent, Matthew Tawater; Kevin Woodard; Bryan Adams, Garrett and Breanna Rains and special niece, Julie (Ricky) Wilson and nephew Scott Adams. He is survived by a host of great grandchildren and even had a great great-grandchild on the way. Jack Dempsey, whose CB handle was Skipper, retired at the age of 70 from driving a truck. He always said he never worked a day in his life because he loved trucking so much. He delivered house boats with his wife Jean, and they traveled together across the country and even to Canada delivering over size loads. He was an avid fisherman and had a special spot on the Tennessee River where he loved to fish. His greatest joys were his grandchildren and teaching them how to cook. He loved to grow his garden and teaching his grandkids ins and outs of proper tomato planting. He loved a good laugh and would get so tickled to make others laugh as well. PeePaw the Jack loved his family and friends. Visitation will be at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville Monday May 18 from 12-4 pm., and Tuesday May 19 from 12 Noon until celebration of life at 2pm.

5 Comments to Jack Dempsey Adams

  1. TJ Milam
    May 16, 2020 12:04 am

    Beth, so very sorry for your loss, but so joyful to hear how much loved all of you. Praying for you and yours during this difficult time.

    – TJ

  2. Jeanne McGehee
    May 16, 2020 7:03 am

    Beth- So sorry for your loss. Jeanne McGehee

  3. Danni Madden
    May 18, 2020 4:34 pm

    My heart breaks at your loss, yet rejoices knowing your Daddy is waiting for you in Heaven. What a blessing to have such a loving man to call Daddy for so many years! I pray you are comforted with all those precious memories you hold deep within your heart as you go through this time of mourning. May God bless you and your family with peace until that great reunion day!


  4. Wayne and Melody Ashworth
    May 19, 2020 8:18 am

    So, sorry for your loss, Jack was a kind man. I always enjoyed our conversations after church service. He will be missed

  5. Anita Oakes Booker
    May 20, 2020 9:37 am

    Jean, I’m so sorry to see Jack’s obituary. Just read it today in the newspaper. Also sorry we haven’t kept in closer contact. It sounds like you found a “keeper” when you met Jack. Wish I had met him. Know I’m here for you if you would like to talk. Sincerely, Anita Oakes Booker

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