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Dale E. Adams

September 26, 1948 December 1, 2018
Dale E. Adams
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Obituary for Dale E. Adams

Dale E. Adams, 70, of Perryville, Arkansas, passed away December 1, 2018. He was born September 26, 1948, in Cherryvale, Kansas, to Eugene and Phyllis Mae (Jones) Adams.

Dale was born and reared in southeast Kansas with a strong work ethic instilled early in life. He worked his way through college and law school. Dale’s passion in the criminal justice system began in high school after doing a senior research paper. He has been involved in the Arkansas criminal justice system in some capacity since 1973.

Dale graduated from UALR law school in 1976 and passed the Arkansas Bar Exam in 1977. He served in many roles in the judicial system including prosecutor, special judge, public defender, as well as in his private practice since 1989. Dale represented numerous individuals in capital cases both at the state and federal levels, along with post-conviction appeals, including up to the 8th circuit US court of appeals. Dale leaves a huge legacy in the criminal justice system.

Dale was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Adams; daughter, Elizabeth Adams; and brother, Wesley Adams.

Survivors include his mother, Phyllis Adams of Stilwell, Oklahoma; son, Jonathan Adams of Perryville; daughters, Amy Adams of Hot Springs Village; Heather Lowrey (Shawn) of Hot Springs, Tori Adams of Perryville; brothers, Tom Adams (Deb) of Hakalau, Hawaii, Alan Adams (Irina) of Stilwell, Oklahoma; sister, Marla Peters of Olathe, Kansas; grandchildren, Kelsey, Karlee, and Chandler Marrall, Madison and Mason Schoonover, Harper Lowrey; and granddogs, Amadeus and Bella.

A celebration of Dale’s life will be 3:00 p.m. Thursday at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home Chapel – Hot Springs with Pastor Ronnie Grice officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Arkansas Hospice or The CALL of Garland and Hot Spring Counties.

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3:00 PM 12/6/2018 3:00:00 PM
Caruth-Hale Funeral Home

155 Section Line Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913

Caruth-Hale Funeral Home
155 Section Line Road Hot Springs 71913 AR
United States

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