Robert Adams Obituary (1932-2021) – Greensboro, NC

Adams, Sr., Robert William

May 14, 1932 – November 9, 2021

On November 9th, 2021, at the age of 89, Robert William Adams Sr. went peacefully from this world to the next, where he is with our Lord Jesus Christ (Jn 11: 25-26). He was a loving husband, devoted father of five, grandfather of seven, great-grandfather of five, and friend of many.

He was born on May 14, 1932 in Lebanon, Missouri, to Earl and Velma (née “Harris”) Adams, their only child. He grew up in Springfield, MO and attended Drury University. On Valentine’s Day 1954 he married his love Charlotte Tynes. During the Korean War he served as demolition specialist in the US Army and was stationed in Germany. After completing his military service, he returned to Springfield to live with his wife and firstborn child. He spent many years at Bell South and eventually AT&T, moving with his family from Springfield, MO to Kansas City, MO, to Colorado Springs, Colorado and eventually to Freehold Township, NJ. He retired to Greensboro, NC in 1986 and stayed there.

Robert was a sports enthusiast. He was an excellent basketball player through high school, college, and while in the Army. He coached his two sons (Jesse and Robert, Jr.) baseball games. Before and after his retirement, he played golf as much as possible, his favorite sport. He always looked forward to his annual golf trip with his youngest son Robert Jr. and son-in-law Paul.

He is preceded in death by his sons Jesse Adams of Greensboro, NC and Robert Adams, Jr. of Whitsett, NC. He is survived by his wife Charlotte Caroline (née “Tynes”) Adams from Greensboro; his daughters, Rene ‘Santagata (Frank) from Hopatcong, NJ, Randy Brantley (Gary) from Freehold, NJ, and Rise’ Vidovich (Paul) from Greensboro, NC, daughter-in-law Diana Adams, and several grandchildren and great-grandparents-grandchildren.

A Life Service Celebration will be held at the Forbis and Dick Funeral Home, 1118 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 11 a.m., followed by a funeral at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 3901 Forest Lawn Drive in Grünsboro.

Charitable donations can be made to the Tunnels to Towers Foundation, 2631 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10306.

Forbis & Dick’s funeral

1118 North Elm St.

Published by Greensboro News & Record on November 12, 2021.

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