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Marvin Lloyd Adams

Sunday, April 24, 2022
Marvin Lloyd Adams

Marvin Lloyd Adams, 83, passed away on Tuesday April 12, 2022 at his home in Ennis, Texas. Marvin was born in Mexia, Texas on January 15, 1939 to Mary Florence and Loyd Chelsie Adams. He grew up in Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School in 1957. He played football and ran track in high school, earning a varsity letter in track as a Freshman due to his incredible speed. Upon graduation from high school, he had multiple scholarship offers and chose East Texas State University where he set multiple state records in track. At East Texas, he also became a proud member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity.

Marvin served proudly in the United States Navy for four years. During that time, he married Regina Hattie Moucka on June 7, 1963. They moved to Duncanville for a short time, before settling in Ennis – where he and Regina would remain lifelong residents and raise their three children. Marvin’s career spanned several different companies, primarily in sales positions. He owned Adams Menswear, worked as a Brakeman Conductor for the Southern Pacific Railroad, and retired from Terry Gregory Ford in Ennis. He was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church, SPJST, Sokol, KJT, and the American Legion Hall.

He loved golf and enjoyed playing most of his life, many of those years spent at Lakeside Country Club where he had many dear friends. His other favorite pastimes included gambling, attending the sporting events of his children and grandchildren, listening to country music, and watching the Dallas Cowboys. Marvin will be remembered for all of the lives that he touched over the years and his memory will be cherished the most by his loving family.

Marvin is survived by his loving wife of over 58 years, Regina Adams. His oldest son, Anthony (Tony) and his wife Carrie Adams and their children Logan and Jack of Dallas, Texas. His daughter, Kimberly Adams Woods and her husband Bob and their children Ryan, Chase, Rex and Scott of Ennis, Texas. His son, Byron and his wife Valerie Adams of Telico,Texas and their children – Blake and his wife Allison of Waxahachie, Texas, Brandon and his wife Courtney of Argyle, Texas and Bailey and her husband Mark Slack of Kansas City, Missouri. And his special companion, who was at his side until the end – his beloved dog, Axle. Marvin is preceded in death by his parents, Mary Florence and Loyd Chelsie Adams.

The family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers who lovingly helped to care for Marvin in his final days.

Pallbearers were his 8 grandsons – Blake Adams, Ryan Woods, Brandon Adams, Logan Adams, Chase Woods, Jack Adams, Rex Woods and Scott Woods.

Honorary pallbearers: Joe Pool, Gary Head, Jim Benton, Bill Sims, Jackie Walker, Marvin Cogdell, Ray Glenn Davis, Jerry Norman and Jimmy Swindell.

Visitation was held on Monday April 18, at Keever’s Chapel from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral service were held Tuesday, April 19 at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Ennis. Reception for family and friends immediately following at the SPJST hall.