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Danny Adams

September 13, 1946 ~ May 18, 2020 (age 73)


On a dark night in Arkansas, as thunder roared from the mountains and lightning ripped the horizon in twain, a man of great power was born onto the Earth – a man named Danny Adams. Young Danny would have many adventures, but it was the humble beginnings of his journey that would define him. As a child he scraped his knuckles bloody in the dirt, picking at the fields so that his family might survive. He travelled the water ways with his father Troy, battling the creatures of the sea with mighty poles and naught but a thin thread. Despite this, he captured many water dwelling beasts, which would then be devoured by his hungry siblings. Seeking enlightenment, Danny turned to the West, investing himself into the hallowed halls of Washington High in Sanger California. Though he graduated in 1961 and could have used his acquired wisdom and phenomenal powers to accomplish anything, Danny found himself drawn to the thrill of fast cars and reckless women. It was with great will power that he turned his back on the temptations of the wild and answered the call to serve his country during the war known as Vietnam, a heroes journey that would consume 4 years of his life.

In 1971, Danny returned from his perilous quest and encountered a being and love like no other – Melba Marie Harris. Together, they formed a magnificent family and raised 3 children of legend – Belinda, Morgan, and he which is called “John”.

As humble as he was strong, Danny sought a path in engineering, and mastered many a skill necessary in his trade. A believer in those that labor for others, the man that was Danny allied himself with both the Teamsters and Local 39 Unions, a bold move that would lead to much reward.

Despite his many accomplishments, Danny craved deeper edifications. He pursued a higher degree in the most noble of establishments – Sacramento State University, which recognized his skill by presenting him with the honorable title of “Master”. Thusly enriched, Danny used all his education, strength, and skill to provide and care for those he loved. His wife was treated as the treasure she was, three children never wanted for anything, and all that came within his sphere loved and respected him as a noble and kind man. Comfortable with manual labor as he was with intellectual pursuits, Danny split his limited spare time between building, fixing, and inventing anything and everything that needed to be built, invented, or fixed. He read constantly and was a devout follower of science fiction in all it’s luxurious forms. He watched the Raiders play football and he continued to his childhood practice of fishing – a skill he honed so perfectly that even the fish came to respect him, often choosing to leap into his boat rather than risk facing the wrath of his pole.

In 2017, Danny left the organization known as “Hood” (formerly Crystal Creamery). He became transfixed with crystallized orbs of glass and spent much time in communication with the artisans of these magnificent, glittering spheres. So entranced was Danny, that he began carving small wooden stands for these marvelous marbles, selling this across the land.

In his final days Danny rested, surrounded by those that he loved and that loved him back. He was the greatest of men, an incredible husband, a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle, father-in-law, and more. He will be dearly missed by all, for his wisdom, insight, giving nature, and love was unparalleled on this earth, and all who knew him are richer for the experience.

Danny is survived by his Mother, Nettie Eileen Adams; Wife Melba Marie Adams; Daughter, Belinda Adams-Walker; Daughter, Morgan Nevers; Son, Johnathan Franklin Page Adams; Sister, Janet Crogan- Adams; Brother Gary Adams; Sister, Marla Jackson, Sister In-law Bonnie Harris; Sister In-law, Nancy Adams; Brother In-law Jeff Jackson; Son In-law Landry Walker; Son In-law Jake Nevers; Grandson, Anthony Nevers; Granddaughter, Shelby Nevers; Granddaughter, Addilyn Nevers; and Twin Grandson’s, Remington and Jake Nevers, and so many more… We will all love, miss and cherish the memories of the man, the legend, Danny Adams.

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