Terry Lynn Adams, 61, died Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, in Omaha.
He was born October 25, 1951, at Quinter, to Harold Vernon and Elda Eileene (Holmes) Adams.
He graduated from Hoxie High School in 1969. He attended Garden City Community College and later received a Bachelor of Arts degree in education from the University of Kansas. He also played football for the KU Jayhawks as a defensive lineman. He earned his Masters in Educational Administration from the Wichita State University and additional district certification from Pittsburg State.
He taught and coached high school football at Hoxie, WaKeeney, and Pratt Skyline. He was a principal at West Franklin High School, in Pomona, for 13 years. He moved to Liberal in 2003, where he was assistant principal at Liberal High School, then, in 2006, became director of technology. He retired in 2011.
He enjoyed spending time with family, golf, watching KU sports, travel and computers.
He was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, and a past sponsor of Ottawa Suzuki Strings.
He married Vicki L. Kollmeyer, on Aug. 2, 1980, at Denver, Colo. She survives.
Other survivors include: two sons, Andrew Christopher Adams and Matthew Aaron Adams, both of Liberal; one daughter, Bethany Lynn Adams, Liberal; three brothers, Eldon Adams, Lompoc, Calif., Edward Adams and wife Betty, Humboldt and David Adams, Bentonville, Ark.;
one sister, Sheryl Kaufman and husband Richard, Wichita and many nephews and nieces
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church with Rev. Andrew Wehling, officiating. Burial will be in Liberal Cemetery. Visitation will be 1-8 p.m. Thursday, and 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday at Brenneman Funeral Home. The family will be present to receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday.
In lieu of flowers and plants, the family has requested contributions be made to the Terry L. Adams Memorial Fund, or Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, in care of Brenneman Funeral Home, 1212 W. 2nd St., Liberal, KS 67901.
Condolences also may be sent to the family at www.brennemanfuneralhome.com