Melvin Tom Adams, was met with open arms by his angel, VieAnn, October 1, 2014. He was born April 13, 1950, to Melvin Lorenzo Adams and Ethel Dutton in St. George, Utah. When Tom was five days old the doctor told his Mom to get him blessed and give him a name as he was not going to live. He won that fight and we were blessed to have him 64 years.
Tom married his childhood sweetheart, Vie Ann Williamson on January 12, 1973, in the St. George LDS Temple for time and all eternity. In their earlier years of marriage much time was spent at the college games. They even took time to try the Special Olympics and bring home lots of medals.
Tom was also a spokesperson representing the disabled to the governor of Utah. He retired from Dixie College after 20 plus years of service. Retirement gave him time to tend to his roses and take care of his yard.
He is survived by his sister Lydia Annie (Jim) Crandall of Elko, Nevada, brother Daniel Morgan Adams of Washington, Utah, brother-in-law William Williamson of Parowan, Utah, brother-in-law George (Linda) Williamson of Kemmer, Wyoming, sister-in-law Patricia Christensen of Washington, Utah and Maxine Christensen of Beaver, Utah; nieces and nephews Tammie Wallace, Misha Rogers, Cara Justice, Jesslynn Lund, Mara Hughes, Marcie Setser, Glen Williamson, Troy Williamson and Eric Williamson; 11 great-nieces and great-nephews.
Tom was preceded in death by his wife, VieAnn; baby son; parents and parent-in-laws.
- Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 4, at 2 p.m. in the Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 South Bluff Street, St. George, Utah.
- A viewing will be Friday, Oct. 3, from 6-8 p.m. at the Spilsbury Mortuary and on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 12:30-1:30 p.m., prior to services.
- Interment will be in the Paragonah Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, telephone 435-673-2454. Family and friends are invited to sign his online guest book at the Spilsbury Mortuary website.