Falvey Dean Adams
August 6, 1939 - September 13, 2017
Falvey Dean Adams was born on August 6, 1939 in Armona, CA and passed away on September 13, 2017 in Hanford, CA surrounded by his family after a short battle with lung cancer.He married Maggie Homen on May 5, 1973 in Reno, NV. They were high school sweethearts who reunited 17 years later and recently celebrated 44 years of marriage.
Falvey served in the Air Force from 1956-1960. After he got out of the service, he became a plumbing and garden supplies salesman for 17 years. Then in August of 1977, he bought the car wash on 7th Street from his aunt and uncle and named it Kings Gas and Wash. In 1989, he changed the name to F. D. Adams Car Wash but, due to heart problems, he had to sell the car wash a year later.He had a passion for fishing and in the early 90's was a member of the Hanford Bass Club. He would hook up that bass boat and away he' d go. He made many great friends during those years. Oh, the stories he would tell. Eventually, he even went as far as making plastic worms, molding them into different colors and sizes, and even naming them. He could tell you what kind of fish each worm would attract.He will always be remembered as the guy with the camera at every function, whether a family reunion, birthday party, holiday, class luncheon, or an event for the grandkids. He took photos of everyone and then couldn't wait to get home to upload them to his computer and make CDs or DVDs for everyone that attended the event. We will cherish those memories forever.
Falvey is survived by his wife, Maggie, 5 children; Yvonne Adams of Fresno, Shelly Adams of Fresno, Derrick Adams of Washington, Valerie Adams of Hanford and Hope Adams of Lemoore; his brother, Thomas “Jim” (Kay) Adams of Fresno, along with 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his father, Falvey Thomas Adams (Opal), and his mother, Nellie Robertson (Paul), as well as his oldest son, Russell Dean Adams.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 14 at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 505 Redington Street, Hanford, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society Road to Recovery, 2222 W. Shaw Avenue, Suite 201, Fresno, CA 93711, or the donor's favorite charity.