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Robert T. Adams Obituary
Robert T. Adams, Jr.,passed away in Houston, surrounded by his family, on Monday, the 27th January 2014, at the age of 90.
He was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, to Robert T. Adams, Sr. and Norma Starnes Adams.
Bob was a graduate of Byrd High School in Shreveport, Louisiana. He attended Southern State in Magnolia, Arkansas, for two years before entering the service. He was a graduate of the University of Texas where he was a member of Theta Xi fraternity. At UT Bob met his wife, Henrietta Jo Peebles, in economics class in Garrison Hall. They married in Houston, in 1949, at Trinity Episcopal Church. He was a World War II veteran who served in the Air Force in Europe for three years. His career was in various areas of the construction and real estate business in Houston. His first job was with Acme Brick Company. Later, he was the owner of Adams Masonry. In his last business venture he was a homebuilder in the West University and Heights area. Bob was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church and the head lay reader for twenty years. His passion was fishing. Bob and Jo were members and social chairmen for the Mallard Lake Club in West Colombia, Texas.
Bob is survived by the catch of his life, his wife Jo, of 64 years of marriage. Other survivors include his daughters, Kathleen Adams Evans and her husband Phillip, Marsha Adams Mengle and her husband Steve, Robin Adams Townley and her husband Robert; and grandchildren, Emily Evans, and Shea and Rob Townley.
A funeral service is to be conducted at one o'clock in the afternoon on Friday, the 31st of January, in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston.
At a later date the family will gather for a private interment at Oakwood Cemetery in Austin.
In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions in Bob's memory may be directed to German Texan Heritage Society Austin Chapter Headquarters, 507 E. 10th St, Austin, TX, 78701.


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Published in Houston Chronicle on Jan. 29, 2014
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