My name is Everette W. Adams III, Dad Everette W. Adams Sr. (Deceased) and Mother Charlene Adams. Bubba was an inspiration to me all through my life. As a child, born in Beaumont, I could not wait to see him on the practice field. The Bulldogs always had C.P. in the news. He would always take the time to let my friends know he knew me.In 1963 I was a the CP Bulldogs' Child team mascot. After school on occasions, Bubba would babysit me and my sisters Emma & Cynthia while he did his homework. I was only six years of age and my friend use to stare at Bubba through our windows and wait for him to finish babysitting, just so they could get to walk across the football field with him as he went home. My Dad and Mom worked as head custodians at Charlton-Pollard HS. I had many that made sure I stayed out of trouble. Like Couch Smith, Coach Randall, plus each of the smith brothers Lawrence and Willie-Ray. I don’t have to tell you that this was in the day that you could get a spanking from those that knew your parents and sometimes those that didn’t.
I last spoke with Bubba about 6 months ago by phone; he was giving me advice (as he always have done) on how best to help my Nephew with his football career. I and all of my family will miss him. What a grand meeting must be taking place in heaven among those that we knew from the past. My father and Bubba’s father probably made sure his rooms were ready for him. It would have to be rooms with high sealings because Bubba's spirit was and always will be much larger than his physical statue.