HOUSTON – A memorial service for K.S. "Bud" Adams, the owner of the Tennessee Titans, will be held Monday at Second Baptist Church in Houston.
Adams, founder of the Houston Oilers who later became the Titans, died Monday at his Houston home. He was 90.
The service is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. at the church located at 6400 Woodway.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday at George H. Lewis and Sons, located at 1010 Bering Dr.
Adams’ body was found in his River Oaks home after police were called for a welfare check.
The son of a prominent oil executive, Adams built his own energy fortune and used it to found the Houston Oilers in the upstart American Football League.
Adams moved the team to Tennessee after the 1996 season when he couldn’t get the new stadium he wanted in Houston. The franchise, renamed the Titans, in 2000 reached the Super Bowl Adams had spent more than three decades pursuing.
Kenneth Stanley Adams Jr. was born in Bartlesville, Okla., to the future chief executive of Phillips Petroleum Co., K.S. "Boots" Adams.
His 409 wins were the most of any current NFL owner. He won his 400th career win in the 2011 season finale when his Titans defeated the team that replaced his Oilers in Houston, the Texans.
His franchise made 21 playoff appearances in 53 seasons, eighth among NFL teams since 1960.