The Celebration of the Life of Dr. Babb H. Adams, age 84, of Inverness, Florida, will be held 4:00 PM, Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at the Cornerstone Baptist Church with Reverend David Henry officiating, and assisted by Reverend Greg Kell. Interment will follow at 1:00 PM, Thursday at Garden of Memories, Tampa, Florida. The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM, Tuesday at the church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.HooperFuneralHome.com.
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When family and friends hear, look me in my good eye, good Lord willin, kiss me on my fuzzy cheek, don't borrow trouble, let me tell you a story, you can't undo done, it works, if you work at it, you will never go wrong doing right, I so appreciate what you do, where do you go to church when you go, and most importantly let me introduce you to my friend Jesus Christ, they knew they were talking to Babb H. Adams, more affectionately known as Preacher. Preacher first and foremost loved the Lord, then his family, his friends, and then everyone else he met. He never met a stranger and had the gracious gift of making everyone he met feel like they were the most important person in the world and that they were truly special. Preacher strived to make God real in the life of everyone he met by showing them in word and deed God's ever abounding love. Preacher was so happy for you to know him, but his mission was for you to know Jesus. Dr. Babb H. Adams preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ went to be with the Lord Wednesday October 30, 2013 in Inverness, FL. He was born December 1, 1928 in Cold Springs, OK, son of the late Elmo and Mary (Babb) Adams. Dr. Adams earned a PhD in Divinity from Stetson University, and one in Ministry from Luther Rice Seminary. His Bachelors Degree was from the University of Tampa. He moved to Inverness from Immokalee in 1981.
Dr. Adams pastored for more than 50 years, first on the street corners and railroad yards of Tampa, then at Aripeka Baptist Church, Thonotasassa Baptist Church, Orient Park Baptist Church, Full Time Evangelism, First Baptist Church of Immokalee, First Baptist Church of Inverness, and Cornerstone Baptist Church. Dr. Adams was a founding member and interim pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Inverness; former Chaplain for the Citrus County Sheriff's Department; and Past President of the Florida Baptist Convention. Hunting was his joy and pleasure, and he loved to spend time in the woods with his best hunting buddies, his son, and grandson.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Marilyn Owens Adams, Inverness; son: Tim (Tina) Adams, Inverness; 2 daughters: Tempy (David) Henry, Winter Garden, FL and Kimberly (Jim) Bowlin, Inverness; a brother: Russell (Maureen) Adams of Land O Lakes: 6 grandchildren, Catheleen (John) Halfmann, Caitlyn Henry, Trae Adams, Bekkah Adams, Kalen Adams and Karina (Andrew) Sherwood; 2 great grandchildren, MaeBeatrice Sherwood and Wynna Sherwood; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Missions Ministry of Cornerstone Baptist Church.
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Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Nov. 2, 2013