Adam grew up in Potomac Falls, Virginia with his parents, Linda and Eric Oakes. Growing up, Adam played little league baseball, basketball, and football forming lifelong friendships. He attended Countryside Elementary School, River Bend Middle School, and graduated from Potomac Falls High School this past spring. Adam played freshman football during his time at Potomac Falls. At the time of his passing, Adam was a student at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.
Adam loved to play basketball with his dad and friends, debate about sports, play video games like Call of Duty and NBA2K, watch sports on TV, and spending time with his family and friends. His favorite basketball player was the Wizards, Russell Westbrook and his favorite teams included San Francisco 49ers and the Oklahoma Thunder. He loved summers in Sunset Beach, North Carolina with his grandparents and extended family. He couldn’t wait to play with his little cousins in the ocean and in the pool. They absolutely adored him. His tight knit group of boys were his life and their support to the family at this time has been immeasurable.
Adam was a beloved son, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend. He will be remembered for his warm disposition, kindness, sweet smile, giant bear hugs, and loving heart. All who knew him loved him and he loved them. Adam’s life was cut short, but we will keep his memory alive.