Robert A. Adams



Robert A. Adams, 62, of Hanover, passed away at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2015, at his home.

Born July 15, 1952, in Hanover, he was the loving son of Robert N. and Martha Elizabeth Wooten Adams. On March 30, 1985, at Hayden Baptist Church, he married Peggy Sue Elmore Adams, who survives.

Robert was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church near Hanover and lived all of his life in the Hanover community. He was a 1972 graduate of Southwestern (Hanover) High School.

In December 1972, he was inducted into the United States Army and was honorably discharged from Fort Bliss.

He farmed all of his life and enjoyed the outdoors. He also enjoyed tinkering, gardening, camping, traveling and being with his family and his friends. He was a devoted husband, loving dad, son, brother and grandpa.

Besides his wife of 30 years, other survivors include two sons, Robert F. “Bobby” (Christi) Adams of Lexington and Richard N. “Richey” Adams of Hanover; a daughter, Katie M. Adams of Madison; a grandson, Jacob Adams; his father, Robert N. Adams of Hanover; his father-in-law, Dick (companion Mary Ryan) Elmore of Phoenix; his mother-in-law, Sue Elmore of North Vernon; three sisters, Connie (Mike) Macrander of Lexington, Sandra (Jim) Stanley of Kent and Janet (Kenny) Degler of Hanover; his sister-in-law, Patty (Andy) Ruddick of Seymour; his brother-in-law, Bill Elmore of Seymour; his aunts, Evelyn Handlon, Wauneta Weber, Virginia Adams, Phyllis Adams and Betty Adams; his uncles, Melvin (Linda) Adams, Clifford (Carolyn) Adams, Wesley Turner and Kenny Wooten; several nieces, nephews and other relatives; and numerous cousins.

Besides his mother, who died Sept. 19, 2003, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Newton Thomas, Lottie Fay Nighbert Adams and Frank and Ruth Wooten.

The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison, with Brother Dan Corbin, the Rev. Irmal Elliott and Clifford Adams officiating.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. until time of service Friday at the funeral home.

Burial will be at New Prospect Cemetery near Hanover.

Memorials may be made to New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery or Our Hospice of Jennings County.

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