I recently returned to Mobile and was saddened to hear of Jeff's passing. Living out of state for some time, I was not aware of his illness. My best tribute to him would be to repeat the story of the night Jeff & Carolyn met. I was at a local Mobile gathering place one crowded evening when my good but quite discouraged friend, Carolyn, came up to me & asked if there wasn't at least one really good guy in this town that I could introduce her to. I took her seriously enough to start thinking about it & looking right then. Starting with the immediate large crowd at hand, I went completely through it & came back to her with Jeff in tow & told her something to the effect that she need look no further because this guy was exactly what she asked me for. Apparently, Jeff felt the same way, because the rest, as they say, is history. I meant it then and I feel the same today, over 30 years later. Carolyn, I am so sorry for your loss and the great loss to us all.
I graduated from MBA with Jeff in 1962. He was always open, energetic, positive, and reliable in any commitment that he gave or any endeavor that he undertook. He was earnest , considerate, and compassionate to an extent few of us were at that age. Anyone who knew Jeff understands exactly what I mean in saying he was a gentleman and the best of friends.
Carolyn- My heart broke when I heard about Jeff. Years and distance are between us but please know Arthur and I are thinking of you and yours.
I will always have such fond memories of Jeff's smile and kindness. He truly will be missed by all.
My prayers and heartfelt sympathy is with the Adams Family.