Jim was preceded in death by his father, Lewis Adams, mother Elizabeth Adams, and sister Suzanne Rowe.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Sally (Luark) Adams, brother Lewis Adams, sons Kirk (Roz) Adams and Jay (Sheri) Adams, daughter Melissa (Sam) Luna, and many beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Jim was born in Hoquiam, WA. He spent most of his early years at Lake Quinault, and moved to Montesano as a freshman in high school. After graduation he attended Grays Harbor Community College, Washington State University and Western Washington University where he earned a degree in education. He then taught and coached at Edmonds, Molalla Oregon, and Snohomish. Jim was an outstanding athlete and coach and was inducted into the Montesano High School, Western Washington University, and the Washington State Coaches’ Associations Halls of Fame.
A true son of the Northwest, Jim enjoyed cutting and splitting wood, freshwater and saltwater fishing, camping, crabbing, clamming and golf.
Jim treasured his friends and family and will always be remembered for his generosity of spirit, care and nurturing of others, and his uncanny ability to maintain humor and grace in any situation.
He will be missed by his family and friends, and the thousands of young students and athletes that he inspired.
In accordance with his wishes there will be no public service.
July 19, 1939 – March 28, 2021