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Tony Leon Adams

May 7, 1939 - April 1, 2020

AHOSKIE, NC – Tony Leon Adams, age 80, of Center Grove Road, passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at the Vidant Edgecombe Hospital of Tarboro, NC.

Mr. Adams was born on May 7, 1939, to Orville Monroe Adams and Mittie Elizabeth Adams in Yadkin County, NC. Tony was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren. Tony was married to the love of his life, Monica, for 56 years, and they enjoyed going out to dance together. He enjoyed working in his yard and liked to listen to bluegrass music.  For many years, he and Monica could be found at local dancing spots on Saturday night spending time with friends doing something they loved.  Tony’s favorite things to eat were liver mush sandwiches and biscuits smothered in butter and Karo syrup. He was loved by many and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Along with his parents, Tony was preceded in death by his brother, Mike Adams, and brother-in-law, Ray Cooke.

Tony is survived by his loving wife Monica, two sons, Anthony Leon Adams and wife Donna of Leesville, LA, and Christopher Lee Adams and wife Carol of St. John, NC; five granddaughters, Jesse and husband Erik, Megan and husband Joe, Kristen, Courtney, and Abby; three grandsons, Tony and wife Samantha, Donavan, and Cole; three great-grandsons, Everett, Jackson, and Drake; one great-granddaughter, Karleigh; a sister, Virginia Cooke of Ahoskie; a brother, Danny Adams and wife Judy of Ritzville, WA; and a sister-in-law, Trena Adams of Hampton, VA.

The family will have a private celebration of life graveside service at the Stoney Creek Cemetery, Ahoskie, NC, with Rev. Paul Ange officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Adams family, and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting


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