Scott Alexander "Big Scott" Adams, age 46, of Watkinsville, passed away on Monday, September 16, 2013.
Big Scott was born on September 28, 1966, in Lake City, Fla., to Larry Wayne and Charlotte Arnold Adams. He graduated from Columbia High School in 1984 and was a member of the Fighting Tigers. He then graduated from the University of Georgia in 1989, having lettered in all four years playing football for the Bulldogs, and had a distinguished 10-year career in the NFL. He was a member of the UGA Letterman's Club, as well as a national spokesman for Outdoors Without Limits. He served the Athens area as a mortgage lender for 11 years as the owner and operator of Adams Lending.
Mr. Adams will always be remembered for his love of hunting, fishing, golf, and the Bulldogs. Anyone who knew Big Scott knew him as a passionate and devoted husband and father.
Mr. Adams was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include his wife, Tishara Jespersen Adams; daughter, Dyllan Sue Adams; mother and step-father, Charlotte and Bob Swink; brother and sister-in-law, Brett and Kristi Adams; and nephew and nieces, Walker, Kelyn, and Kara Adams; as well as many other relatives and numerous friends.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, September 20, at Athens Church, 10 Huntington Road, with Pastor Josh Jones officiating. Visitation will be held immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Scott Adams Foundation, P.O. Box 8, Watkinsville, GA 30677.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home West, Bogart, is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in Athens Banner-Herald from Sept. 18 to Sept. 20, 2013