Robert Lee Adams, Jr. was born on March 2, 1946 in McKinney, Texas to Robert, Sr. and Oceal Wilson Adams. His family later relocated to Gainesville, Texas where he attended school, graduating from Booker T. Washington High School with the class of 1964.
Affectionately known as "Bob" to the many who loved and admired him, education was paramount to him. He received an Associate of Science degree from Cooke County College, a Bachelor of Science in Counseling from University of North Texas and a Master of Science in Counseling, also from UNT.
He served as a counselor at North Central Texas College for more than 22 years. During his tenure at NCTC, he received numerous awards and accolades, including "Employee of the Year."
Mr. Adams was active in the community, putting on the annual Black History Program in Gainesville for more than 20 years. He was an avid golfer, supreme fisherman and he loved sports.
He was married to Josephine Robinson Adams for 49 years and they are the parents of three sons, Robert III, Chris and Shon.
Bob passed away at home on Sunday, May 29, 2016, surrounded by his family.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 4th at Hillcrest Church of Christ with B.B. Gatson officiating.
Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery.
Family visitation will be Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Meador Funeral Home in Gainesville.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert, Sr. and Oceal Adams and brother, Frank James Adams.
He leaves to cherish his memory: his wife, Josephine; sons, Robert III (Marla) of Beaumont, Chris (Kayla) of Forney and Shon of Dallas; five grandchildren, Jalyn, Kendall, Jordyn, Rhilyn and Brooklyn; one great-granddaughter, Addyson; four brothers, Lee Adams of Denison, Joe Adams of Marietta, Okla., Rickey Adams of Killeen and Kerry Finch of Seattle, Wash.; six sisters, Mary Jackson (William) of San Antonio, Mildred Kemp (John) of Gainesville, Irene Benward and Sandra Waters of Atlanta, Ga., Earnestine Adams of Killeen and Janae Johnson of Oklahoma City, Okla.; aunt, Gloria Wilson of Beaumont; special friends, James Hughes and Jerry Crawford and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who loved him dearly.
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Published on May 31, 2016