Alan LeRoy Tams, cherished father, grandfather, and steadfast member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, peacefully passed into eternal life on July 7, 2023, after a short, but valiant fight with metastatic melanoma cancer. He was born the 5th of 9 children, to Reid and Doreen Tams on March 28, 1964, in Ogden, Utah.
Alan was a testimony of humble beginnings and hard work. As a youth, he loved sports. He played baseball and football. Later in life, he was trained in drywall and became a skilled drywall contractor. Drywall gave him the opportunity to work on multiple Latter-day Saint temples, which were the highlights of his career. One of which he worked on with his son, Tyler, and brother, Matthew. Alan faithfully served the Lord in many temples and in his calling to work in the Logan Temple baptistry.
As a young man, he found a passion for golf. He loved going with friends and family, and towards the end of his life, taking his grandson, Logan. Alan made sure to pass the love of golf down to him. Alan was a lover of many things including fishing, camping, working out at the gym, watching movies, the color green, and especially grape Gatorade.
Alan’s love for his family knew no bounds. He is survived by his mother, Doreen Tams, and 7 siblings. He is also survived by his children, Tyler (Natalie) and their children, Logan, Declan, Emery, and Carter; Talor (Tanner) and Kaysen.
He was preceded in death by his father, Reid LeRoy Tams, and his brother, Anthony Reid Tams (Tony).
His later years were devoted to spending time with his children and grandchildren. Today as we remember Alan, we celebrate a life marked by love, hard work, faith, and devotion to his Savior. May we find comfort in the knowledge that his life and spirit will forever be a part of us.
“Then, at length, when I've completed all you sent me forth to do,
with your mutual approbation, let me come and dwell with you.”
-O My Father (Hymn)
A graveside service will be held at the Paradise City Cemetery, 8940 South 340 East, Paradise, Utah on Friday, July 14, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.
Services entrusted to Lindquist’s Syracuse Mortuary, 869 South 2000 West. Condolences may be shared at www.lindquistmortuary.com.
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