ROY WADE ADAMS
1926 TX – 1998 TX
Photo from his obituary
Abilene, Taylor Co., TX—Saturday, 28 March 1998
Roy Wade Adams, 71, died Thursday, March 26,
1998, at his Abilene residence.
Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday at
the Wylie Baptist Church.... Entombment will be in the Elmwood Memorial Park
Mausoleum directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory.
Mr. Adams was born on November 16, 1926, in
Richland [Navarro Co.], Texas, to the late Roy Adams and Mary Lou Alford Adams.
He graduated from Judson High School in Longview, TX.
He retired after working for Atlantic Richfield
Co. For 38 years. Mr. Adams helped develop the first fully computerized
offshore natural gas production system in the world. His last ten years with
Atlantic Richfield were spent helping to develop Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. He moved
to Abilene from Alaska in 1985.
Mr. Adams married Jessie Marie Scott in Crane,
TX, on November 22, 1952. He was a very active member of Wylie Baptist Church
where he taught a men’s Sunday School class and administered the video tape
outreach ministry. He was also a member and officer of PEP Club at the church.
As a teenager, he was an Eagle Scout with his
Gold, Silver, and Bronze Leaves. As a young father, he was a Cub Scout
Cubmaster, a Webelos Leader, and a Boy Scout Scoutmaster.
He also had been Director of West University
Little League Baseball and had coached in the Little League. He had coached
Junior Football in Houston.
Mr. Adams took great pleasure in his
grandchildren. More recently, he was an avid supporter of his grandson, Adam,
in tennis and band at Wylie High School. He loved his retirement and enjoyed
working on his acreage, hunting and fishing.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Houston,
and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War
II, having served in the Pacific on a destroyer.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Adams was
preceded in death by a sister, Marilyn Adams.
Survivors include his wife, Jessie, of Abilene;
a daughter, Sherrie Gail Hall of Midland; a son, Roy Wade Adams, II, of
Houston; three grandchildren, Jessica Lee Weber, Adam Wade Weber, and Roy Wade
(Trey) Adams, III; a brother, Don Adams of Longview; and a sister, Janelle
Cruger of Prattville, Alabama....
Pallbearers will be Don McSparran, Al Brown,
Norman Milam, Leland Robinson, Charles Marsh, Don Franks, Richard King, Cody
Barron and Bob Barton. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Men’s Sunday
School Class at Wylie Baptist Church and the Men’s Wednesday Morning Bible
Mr. Adams will be remembered for the special
love he had for his grandchildren, helping others, and in his extraordinary
sense of humor.
Photo from Elmwood
Memorial Park, Abilene, Taylor Co., TX—www.findagrave.com
Permission granted by
the photographer, Sherry Hoffman
AAFA NOTES: SSDI
records confirm the birth and death dates of Roy W. Adams (SS# issued in TX), last
residence Abilene, Taylor Co., TX.
For more information about this family, see
AAFA’s published genealogy, Known
Descendants of Salvator Alford and Elizabeth Reynolds.
His Alford lineage, from his mother: Mary Lou
1897 AL2, James Thomas 1873 AL3, Jacob Wesley 1847 AL4,
Leven Ellis 1814 GA5, William 1787 VA6, William 1741 VA7,
Salvator 1716 VA8.