Adamson, Obit

C. E. "Mick" Adamson

June 4, 1931 - November 3, 2016

Clarence Edwin "Mick" Adamson, age 85, of McKinney, Texas, passed away at his home on November 3, 2016.  He was born June 4, 1931, in Leavenworth, Kansas to Clarence Routh and Catherine Anna (Higgins) Adamson.  Mick was a graduate of Kansas University.   He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict.  Mick spent most of his career with Bristol Myers Squibb, retiring as Region Manager in 1991.

He is survived by his wife of sixty four years, Doris Adamson of McKinney, Texas; children, Mike Adamson of Dallas, Texas, Amy Vaulot and husband George of Plano, Texas and Lisa Goode of Illinois; grandchildren, Richard, Tyler, Brittany, Tori, Rachel and Mallory; brother, Fred Adamson; sisters, Catherine Farney and Linda Heim; many other loving relatives and friends.

Mick is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Routh and Catherine Anna Adamson; brother, James Adamson; sisters, Dolores Johnson and Edith Ernzen.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 411 Paula Road, McKinney, Texas.  Interment will follow at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas, Texas.  The family will receive friends for a remembrance gathering on Tuesday evening, from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to Amity Hospice, 17311 North Dallas Parkway, Suite 125, Dallas, Texas 75248, or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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Mick was my boss for many years when I worked at Mead Johnson. He was certainly a unique person and through his Marine Corps style of management, we learned to "handle it." We had fun times together plus he taught me many things about sales. Doris, I know you miss him. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. Susan Nicholson, January 5, 2017. Susan Nicholson, January 5, 2017 Friends for a long time. Rest in peace. Steve and Jan Marrs, November 10, 2016 I am so sorry for your loss. Thirty years ago when my son was born premature, Mick & Doris provided me special baby formula for my premature son at a time when I could not afford it. He was a Godsend and I know he is getting special attention in Heaen for all his kndness to everyone he knew. Diane Kilborn, November 8, 2016 I never had the great honor to meet Mick, though I had so much to say and thank him for. I know him through my amazing fiancé, and his granddaughter, Brittany. He is very much alive in our hearts and there won't be a day that goes by that I won't thank him for letting me take care of his beautiful granddaughter forever. My condolences and prayers go out to the family and loved ones of this amazing man. May god bless you all. Dean Whiteaker , November 8, 2016 My most favorite memory of Mick is when I visited Amy's family for the first time while she and I were roommates in college. He was the first 'grown-up' to treat me like I was an adult, instead of a gawky 18 year old, which meant so much to me. I've tried to emulate that with my own children's friends. Doris, Amy, Mike, Lisa, and the rest of the family: I read the following just recently and want to share it with you: "Grief is really love. It’s all the love you want to give but cannot give. The more you loved someone, the more you grieve. All of that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes and in that part of your chest that gets empty and hollow feeling. The happiness of love turns to sadness when unspent. Grief is just love with no place to go." (quoted by Jamie)  God bless you all as you grieve, and may He help you find a new way to spend your love for Mick in other meaningful ways. Love, Kacey
Kacey Claiborne, November 8, 2016 My sincere condolences for your loss. May God comfort your grieving hearts as you face the days ahead. 2Cor 1: 3,4 tracey, November 8, 2016 Doris and Amy, I am so sorry for your loss and so thankful you were able to be there with him when he went home to be with the Lord. Prayers and comfort to you all.
Michelle Lane, November 7, 2016 Dear Doris: Sorry to hear about Mick's passing and your loss of your best friend. God Bless you and keep you in his care. Virginia and Tom Faber your neighbor Virginia Faber, November 7, 2016 I was so sorry to hear of Mick's passing. You certainly have my sympathy and the family is in my prayers. I have such great memories of Mick and his family as we were neighbors in Easton, KS when we were growing up. One was Mick killing a rattlesnake in our yard after his mother was trying to kill it with a hammer. Mick's younger brother, Fred, and I were best friends as kids. Go Jayhawks! Gary Stafford, November 7, 2016 I did not have the honor of meeting you sir, but your granddaughter Brittany talked about you all the time. I do know that a wonderful man will be truly missed by family and friends and I pray for them all. May God comfort and keep your beautiful family during this time and may you sir rest in beautiful peace. Love Always, Stacie Doss Stacie Doss, November 6, 2016 Friend and fellow Marine. May you always have fair winds and following seas. Walt Schmick, November 6, 2016 That picture is exactly as I remember him! Such a great neighbor back in the day. Sending love and prayers to the family. Kim Olinger, November 6, 2016 God bless you Mick. I know you are greatly missed by your friends and beautiful family. May God hold you in his arms always Al & Dottie Frettoloso , November 5, 2016