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Adams Jr., Jack H.


Jack H. Adams, Jr. of The Colony, Texas, passed away at the age of 85 on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at Windhaven Assisted Living in Frisco, Texas. He was born in San Antonio, Texas to Jack and Iretta Hooe and their family relocated to Dallas, Texas. Jack attended Armstrong Elementary and Highland Park High School where he excelled in tennis. He then attended Southern Methodist University on a tennis scholarship, majored in business, and played tennis competitively for three years until he enlisted to serve in the United States Army. He was assigned to the army hospital in Stuttgart, Germany and upon his honorable discharge returned to Dallas and began his career in the fire and casualty insurance industry, where he met his life partner and wife, Mary Ann Zapalac. They were married in Holy Trinity Catholic Church and would have been married 60 years this October.

Jack started his own general insurance agency, Adams Special Risk, specializing in surplus lines, and his wife, Mary Ann, worked alongside him. As a devoted father, he enjoyed coaching and referring soccer games, and camping and fishing through the Boy Scouts of America. Jack was a member of the Carrollton Church of Christ. He also served as a board member of the Texas Surplus Lines Association, and was an active member of the Texas Marina Association, and NAPSLO. In the year 2000, Jack sold his business, retired, and with Mary Ann, traveled in the United States and Europe.

Jack is survived by his loving wife, Mary Ann Adams, son, Jack Adams, III and wife, Mindy of Celina; son, Allen Adams and wife, Rana of Wylie; granddaughters, Madisyn Adams of Wylie, Sydney Adams and Kelsi Adams of Frisco, and Kayla Adams of Denton.  Jack’s children and grandchildren enjoyed and will fondly remember his love for chocolate and his great sense of humor, which he used a lot!

The viewing will be on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Brooks Family Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Dallas, TX 75234, with private graveside services at Restland Memorial Park.

If desired, donations in Jack’s name may be made to the charity of your choice.

Please leave the family condolences and share memories on this website.

    martha butler
    13 Oct 2022


    Fred Lusk
    13 Oct 2022

    Jack gave me the opportunity to work forfor myself for which I shall always be grateful. Rest in peace, old friend!

    Ann Dale
    13 Oct 2022

    Jack, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. May God be with you during this time. Prayers to you, Mindy and sydney.

    Miriam Ezzani
    13 Oct 2022

    Dearest Mary Ann and Family, Mahebub and I extend our deepest condolences and wish your family the fondest memories of Jack. In peace, Miriam and Mahebub (Mike)

    Janeen Smith
    13 Oct 2022

    Although I was far away in California, we enjoyed phone conversations and emails when he was able. I already miss knowing that I have the best cousin ever to talk to in Texas.

    Adriana Mane
    13 Oct 2022

    Maryann and family, I am so sorry about your loss. I enjoyed seeing Jack at our neighborhoods board meetings, and walking down the street to get the mail. Maryann, don’t forget that I am always here for you, if you need anything.

    Crystal D DePiazza
    13 Oct 2022

    We are very sorry for your loss.
    James & Crystal DePiazza

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The Gillilands
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Dear John,

It was such a nice pleasure to meet you, and what you had planned for my father just took my breath away. It was so special to hear you tell us how he would just come over to talk with you. I think it brought him much comfort. Tha you for putting that Air Force article of him on your website. I am going to have a replica made of the painting of his plane to give you.

Thank you again for all you have done to honor our dad.

Love, The Gillilands


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