SPRUCE HEAD — David R. Adams, 61, died peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at Midcoast Hospital in Brunswick.
Born in Hendon, London, England, Aug. 5, 1960, David was raised by his beloved grandparents, David and Gladys Heath. Growing up in Carlton-le-Moorland, he attended school in Sleaford.
Following high school, he began working for the local district council as an information technology specialist. While in England, David married Karen Rivers. Together, they had three children, Cameron — who was born sleeping — Connor and Tucker Adams. In 2008, the family relocated to Maine. Later, David and Karen divorced, but remained friends.
David moved to St. George after meeting Donna Cline while working for Goodwill Industries. The two were married on July 8, 2016. They made their home in Spruce Head, blending their families there.
When he wasn’t busy working, David enjoyed writing stories, watching sci-fi, especially Star-Trek — he considered himself a “Trekie” — and anything to do with space and technology. He was a skilled craftsmen, making beautiful jewelry. He and his wife even owned a craft business, Old Moose Crafts, together, selling homemade crafts and goods. He loved listening to music and had a wide range of musical tastes except for country music. He hated country music.
David’s number one priority in life was his family, especially his boys. They said he was the most supportive person they knew, always invested in their lives and passions. He looked forward to and celebrated their big milestones just as much as they did. Even throughout his own very long and difficult struggle with cancer he never complained or let on that he was hurting. He was always there for them, and always beaming with pride.
David will be sadly missed by all who loved him.
Predeceased by his son, Cameron David Heath Adams, David is survived by his wife, Donna Cline of Spruce Head; his sons, Connor Adams and Tucker Adams of Spruce Head; his stepchildren, Dustin Cline and his girlfriend, Monica Kirsch, of Tenants Harbor, Danielle Leavitt and her fiancé, Jameson Ames, of Spruce Head, Dean Cline and his fiancée, Sierra Sprague, of Rockland; one granddaughter, Adeline Ames; his former wife and mother of his children, Karen Rivers and her companion, Alan Privee, of Dummerston, Vt.; as well as many friends and extended family members.
A gathering of love and remembrance will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, May 29, at the Winslow-Holbrook-Merritt American Legion Post No. 1, 335 Limerock St., Rockland.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 22324, New York, NY 10087 or the St. George Firefighters and Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 249, Tenants Harbor, ME 04860.
Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland. To share a memory or condolence with David’s family, visit their Book of Memories at bchfh.com.