Mark Steven Adams

Mark Steven Adams, 66, passed away at the home he loved on Monday, April 1, 2024. Mark is survived by his mother, Arnette Adams, sister Dianne Puckette (Larry), and brother Marvin Adams, Jr. He had several nephews and nieces including Jeff Puckette (Mary Hannah), Jenn Turnage (children Hunter and Hannah), and Caleb Adams.

Mark worked for many years at the Lowe’s Contractor Yard, where he made special, and long-lasting friendships. After his retirement in 2007, and the passing of his father in 2014, he graciously stepped in as the foreman of his family. He took care of anything and everything that needed attention, whether at the family’s homestead, or their rental properties. Mark especially enjoyed time spent in the family garden and sharing the bounty with those in his community, a tradition that has been carried over for many decades. While he loved his home state of Virginia, he would count the days leading up to his annual travels to Thailand.

He truly was one-of-a-kind with a wonderful sense of humor. Mark leaves an unfillable void and will be greatly missed. He was loved by many; all who treasure the years they had with him and rejoice in knowing that he is reunited with his late beloved father, Marvin Adams (Pop).

The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 11, 2024, from 5-7:30pm at Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News. His funeral will be held at Peninsula Funeral Home, on Friday, April 12, at 12pm, with the burial taking place at Peninsula Memorial Park. Pastor Tommy Davidson officiating.


  1. Drusilla King Richardson

    Much love & deepest sympathy to Aunt Arnette, Dianne, Marvin and rest of family. Mark was a special cousin & a special young man. He will be greatly missed by so many people. May God wrap his arms around us & give us strength, peace & comfort in these difficult days.

  2. Danny Ivey

    When I heard that Mark passed away I was so heart broken I was so lucky to have a friend like Mark We had so much fun growing up together he was my best friend My deepest sympathy to all the family

  3. Jay and Janet Riggan

    Mark was a wonderful cousin and friend. of his passing was very unexpected. We watched the service and Mark was honored in every way. Those of us who believe and have accepted Jesus Christ will see him again. Our prayers are with the family.

  4. Brenda R Scott

    I was so glad we were able to watch the service streaming. So good to see our Virginia family. My condolences to you all. Brenda Riggan Scott

  5. Bonnie Snead and Gardner Snead

    We were so sorry to learn of Mark’s passing. He was a joy to work with at Steak and Ale back in the day. He will always have a special place in our hearts.

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