Let the memory of Bill be with us forever
  • 53 years old
  • Born on August 1, 1960 in Germany.
  • Passed away on February 1, 2014 in West Virginia, United States.
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Bill Adams 53 years old , born on August 1, 1960 and passed away on February 1, 2014. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Wayne Westhoff on 1st February 2019
Met some people yesterday that lived over by Bill and his first wife in Lorton which got me reminiscing and thanking of many of the times Bill and I hooked up for happy hour out a local restaurant around there. It is hard to believe it has already been 5 years since hiss passing. Unfortunately we lost another good friend within this last year, Steve Holman, but I am sure they have likely met up already and are having fun exploring in Heaven. I miss both you guys. See you when its my turn.
Posted by Wayne Westhoff on 1st February 2018
I was thinking of Bill the other day and reminiscing about our 3 month long South Pacific adventure. I remember how great a time we had and all the laughs we shared along the way. He will always be in my prayers and thoughts.
Posted by Ed Windsor on 1st August 2017
I will always remember the fun time I had traveling with Bill when he joined me in Thailand. Bill especially loved the mountains and jungle regions of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai provinces know as the Golden Triangle (border area of Laos, Burma, and Thailand) where opium was raised by the Hmong and other hill tribes. We also traveled by boat up the Mekong River to Laos. Then on to the flower festival in the old part of Chiang Mai city. Bill said the area was everything he hoped it would be and would like to return someday. Perhaps with the grace of God he can get there again now.
Posted by Jim Lupinski on 17th October 2015
Shared some great stories crusin the Potomac and Chesapeake .Made some good ones too.Oh can't forget the Bellatrix . She sailed like a battle ship.Many days, nights ,storms and fishing trips with Bill on my Sea ray. Left Mason Neck at dusk to go to the Quinette reunion . Bill was the bow watch and he took position in the dark when we were nearing the fish traps . They stand 8 ft over the water. Of course we raninto them at about 5 knots slow enough not to cause a problem but unexpected to the point Bill thought he was being eaten by a sea monster.The expression of horror on Bills face while watching this unfold from the fly bridge will last forever. Than we laughed like a bunch of silly girls. ... miss you bud
Posted by Wayne Westhoff on 2nd February 2015
It hard to imagine it has already been a year since Bill's passing. There is hardly a day that goes by without thinking of him. Bill was such a good friend to me and my family and will always be close to us in our thoughts. I always think of the many times we spent out at the property in West Virginia, his home in Annapolis, our times in northern Va when he lived in Mason Neck and our adventures overseas in the South Pacific. I originally met Bill during our college years at JMU and reconnected with him in Mason Neck. We became very close friends and Bill was always considered as a member of the Westhoff family. He is sorely missed by all of us. God Bless you Bill. See you again in the next life.
Posted by Wayne Westhoff on 2nd June 2014
Bill was a great friend and will be sadly missed. He and I made a three month trip to the South Pacific back in 1995. We travelled to Fiiji, Tahiti, Roratonga, backpacked both the north and south islands of New Zealand, the whole east coast of Australia before heading to Hawaii and back to mainland USA. It was a once in a lifetime trip for me and I could not have had a better buddy to share this experience. I also remember when Bill first opened his development company, Eagle Bay Properties. My family and I purchased one of the first lots he had available in West Virginia. We built a log home on the property and Bill and I spent many a weekend with family and friends there. I consider him one of my dearest and closest friends and will miss him greatly. Until we meet again, may God bless and comfort you.
Posted by Ed Windsor on 29th May 2014
February 08, 2014 Condolences to the entire Adams clan and to Bill's many friends who also feel the loss deeply, as I do. A few years ago Bill asked if he could accompany me on my upcoming business trip to Thailand as he had never been to that part of the world. I departed a few weeks before Bill, but picked him up at the airport when he arrived in Bangkok. "Damn, I never thought I'd be this happy to see YOU" he said with a smile from ear to ear. "This place sure is a long way from Maryland". After about 30 hours of flights and airport layovers, he was totally exhausted. For the next two weeks we visited the major tourist sites in Bangkok. I also took him to meet a few of my business associates at the exclusive Royal Bangkok Sports Club (headed by the King), which I joined years ago while stationed in Thailand in the mid-1960s. We then headed North to the mountains of Chiang Rai, Chiang Khong and Chiang Mai. We visited the long deserted opium growing areas of the Golden Triangle and learned about the CIA's training of the hmong hill tribes to fight the Secret War in Laos in the 1960s. We even crossed the border into Myanmar (the old Burma) for a day of browsing. We both felt the oppression of the people there almost immediately and were happy to return to Thailand. Bill loved the mountains of northern Thailand, reminded him a bit of West Virginia. Throughout all of our travels Bill was obviously fascinated by the Thai culture, upbeat and humorous. He wanted to stay longer, but couldn't wait to return to Annapolis for the wedding he had been anticipating during the entire trip. These were very happy times for Bill, and it was a privilege for me to share them with him. My memory of Bill will always be the pleasant, dashingly good-looking, humorous, guy I knew at the Eastport Yacht Club and on our trip together. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/washingtonpost/william-r-adams-condolences/169531794?&page=2#sthash.kAHxtD9g.dpuf
Posted by Barbara Best on 28th May 2014
Creative, respectful & loving. May he rest in peace on an even higher mountaintop.
Posted by Katherine Adams on 25th May 2014
Adams, William Rhea, of Annapolis, MD, died Saturday, February 1, at the age of 51. Born at the U.S. Air Force Hospital in Wiesbaden, Germany, Bill grew up in Arlington, Virginia. He graduated from Yorktown High School and from James Madison University with a degree in Business. Bill was the owner of Eagle Bay Properties, a land development company that he founded and ran successfully for more than 15 years. He loved being his own boss and having the beautiful mountains of West Virginia and Maryland for his workplace. He was an accomplished sailor, a deep-sea fisherman, a world traveler, an adventurous cook, an avid reader, and a hilarious storyteller. He was a loyal and generous friend, and a loving son and brother. Bill is survived by his parents Captain Robert Edgar Adams and Ruth Elizabeth Adams; by his siblings Abigail Elizabeth Adams (husband Christopher Corcoran, daughter Rachel Corcoran Adams, son Aaron Corcoran Adams), Robert Edgar Adams, Jr. (wife Nancy Joseph-Adams, daughters Elise and Carinne Adams), and Katherine Ann Adams (partner Nathan Halverson); and by his many, many friends. A memorial service for family and friends will be held in Annapolis at the Eastport Yacht Club on June 7, 3-5. Donations in Bill’s memory can be made to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation at https://www.cbf.org/donate/gift-in-honor.

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