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David Thomas Adams

06/26/1939 - 03/14/2023
Service Date: 03/25/2023
Service Time: 10:30 am
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1345 E. University Mesa, Arizona
Visitation Date: 03/24/2023
Visitation Time: 6-8:00 pm
Visitation Location: Bunker Garden Chapel 33 N Centennial Way Mesa, AZ 85201

David Thomas Adams, 83, passed away on March 14, 2023 after a decade-plus battle with Parkinsons. He is preceded in death by his parents, Grant and Sylvia Adams; his older brother, Gary; and his grandson, John. He is survived by his younger sisters, Betty and Connie; his beloved wife of 51 years, Linda Adams; his seven children (Scott, Janet, Shauna, Joanie, Kirk, Lane, and James) and 35 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

David was born on June 26, 1939 in the Lehi area of Mesa, Arizona. He recalled riding his horse to class at Lehi Elementary, and Sunday afternoons in Lehi when family gathered at their home for homemade hand-cranked ice cream. He remained a big fan of near daily ice cream until his final days.

At the age of 14 the family moved to Coolidge, Arizona where David graduated from Coolidge High School. Following high school he served in the National Guard (where he earned recognition for his marksmanship)  prior to serving a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the British Isles Mission. David remained a devoted member of the church throughout his life and found his greatest joy when surrounded by family.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 25th at 10:30am at the Lazona Ward Building located at 1345 E. University Mesa, Arizona. The family will host a visitation on Friday March 24th from 6-8pm at Bunkers Mortuary located at 33 N. Centennial Way Mesa, Arizona. In lieu of flowers donations to the Parkinsons therapy facility https://rocksteadymesa.com/ are appreciated.

You may also stream the service if you cannot attend in person. https://youtube.com/live/Z5jOW4aOVZE?feature=share


Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.




    My wish is that I could be with each of you to wrap my arms around you in love. Sending my love and will continue with my prayers in your behalf. I love each of you!

  • Sending love, peace and rest to all who supported Dave through the demanding battle of Parkinson’s. Treasuring memories of happier times with each of you.

  • I sure love all of you and have loved the time I was able to spend with Uncle Dave and the rest of the family! I wish I could be there with you all!

  • Dustin and Julie Willis

    My fondest memory will always be the time he took me in his airplane on a flight to Nevada.

    Fly high, Captain. Until we meet again.

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