Robert Ames “Bobby” Adams, 84, passed away at his home on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017.
He was born in Atlanta to the late Eugene Ames and Alice Irene Boone Adams. He was a lifelong resident of McMinn County and retired after 43 1/2 years from Bowater.
He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the Korean Conflict and volunteered to serve on the front lines. He was a Golden Glove boxer in Knoxville and in the Marine Corps as well.
He loved golf, hunting, spending time with family and traveling. He and his wife have visited all 50 states, cruised on numerous cruises and visited other countries together as well.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Jean Branam.
He is survived by his wife of 59 1/2 years, Betty Vincent Adams; two children, Sharon (David) Lubin of Medford, N.J., and Mike (Shannon) Adams of Athens; three grandchildren, Cheyenne Adams Ward (Judah) of Etowah, Ali and Abigail Lubin of Medford, N.J.; two great-grandchildren: Iris Ward and Lucious Ward; one brother-in-law, Elwyn (Linda) Vincent of Chattanooga; one sister-in-law, Louise Vincent; a very special nephew, James Morgan; other special relatives and friends, Linda and Dennis Filyaw, Lyndia & Paul Raper; and numerous nieces, nephews and a host of good friends.
The family would like to say a special thanks to Dr. Brandon Watters, Dr. Thomas Layman and Caris Hospice.
The funeral will be conducted tonight at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Serenity Funeral Home of Etowah with Pastor Scott Cardin officiating.
Visitation will be at 5 p.m. at the funeral home until the time of the service.
nterment will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Green Hill Cemetery.
Per Bobby’s request, everyone is welcome to “come as you are” to his services.
You may send online condolences to the family at www.serenityfunerals. com.
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