Robert Verl Adams
Robert Verl Adams died peacefully in his sleep in the early morning hours of October 9th, 2017, at home with his wife after a short confinement.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his parents-in-law, Ed Carter and Dorothy Daniels Sharp.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Joana Sharp Adams; son, Robert Scott Adams and wife, Tina of Plano, Texas, son, Michael Shane Adams and wife, Kim of Gladewater, Texas and grandchildren, Erin, Andrew and Matthew; great-grandson, Payton; brother, Joel D. Adams and wife, Judy of Foreman, Arkansas; sister-in-law, Sue Sharp Smith and husband, Charles R. Smith of Bettie, Texas; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Robert was born in the Tenneryville area of Gregg County, Texas on November 16th, 1934, to Verl Richard Adams and Gladys Farris Adams. The family lived at gasoline plants in East Texas and Arkansas before settling in the Carthage, Texas area when Robert was in grade school. He attended Carthage schools (CISD '52) and Panola College ('55), playing football and other sports for the Carthage Bulldogs.
Robert was employed at Texas Eastman Company from 1957 to 1997, a period of more than 40 years. He enjoyed board and card games, looking forward to the next competitive event with fellow TEC retirees.
The Adams were residents of Lake Cherokee for many years. Robert was an avid fisherman, enjoying countless trips to many East Texas lakes with his longtime friend and fishing partner, James Egner.
Robert was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Longview, Texas, his family having been members of Disciples of Christ Churches as they moved westward across Middle America, finally homesteading in Colorado.
The family will receive friends for a time of visitation Saturday, October 14th from 4 o'clock in the afternoon until 6 o'clock in the afternoon in the library of Welch Funeral Home.
Interment will be held Saturday, October 21st at 3 o'clock in the afternoon at Fowler Cemetery, Fowler, Colorado where his parents, uncles and aunts, grandparents and great-grandparents lie.
In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions be made to the First Christian Church Pipe & Organ Fund, 720 North 6th Street, Longview, Texas 75601.