Harry Adams

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Harry Ben Adams, III, age 70, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 7, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in San Antonio on August 12, 1943 to Harry Ben Adams II and Dorothy Lyons Adams. His parents preceded him in death. Harry is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Beverly Ball Adams; daughter, Terra Hynes and her husband, Jack; son, Harry Ben Adams IV and his fiancée, Charisse Scott; his brother Richard Adams and his wife, Cathy; and grandchildren: Ricky, Ben, Samuel, Julia, Faith, Channing, and Cate; and numerous other family members and dear friends. Harry was a graduate of San Antonio College, St. Mary's University and St. Mary's Law School. He excelled in his life work, had a tireless work ethic, dauntless courage, and an absolute selfless heart towards helping others. Harry was a consummate professional and an anomaly in modern law-mastering a multitude of legal classes and practicing in both transactional and litigious arenas. He served proudly as the City Attorney for Universal City, in addition to his work as the Attorney for the Economic Development Corporation of Hollywood Park and Windcrest. He was held in high regard as being "a grand person to know and one you wanted on your side". Simply put, Harry dearly loved his family and friends-a love he displayed daily, by laying down his life for their needs. There was no limit to the amount of time, talent, or treasure that he'd sacrifice for those who had the honor of accompanying him through life. He set the example, in so many ways, of what a good man embodies: strength, truth, loyalty, courage, wisdom and love. And his love was most evident through his relationship with his wife, son, daughter, and grandchildren. He honored and cherished his bride. He protected, guided, and unconditionally loved his children. And he especially adored being "Grandpa" and displayed no greater joy than when with his grandchildren. They loved his catch phrases: "the bus is leaving", "does a bear potty in the woods?" and his signature tiger growl-all relished in his love, while in his lap, next to him in his chair, or simply in his presence. Harry attended Community Bible Church for the past 10 years and in 2001 completed the Walk to Emmaus, a spiritual journey that truly solidified his love of and life in Christ.
On any given late afternoon, you would find Harry in his leather chair watching the cooking channel. He transferred his culinary love into delectable dishes for his family and friends. Harry was also an accomplished traveler. Harry and Beverly's adventures stretched from Rockport, Texas to Marrakech, Africa onwards to Jerusalem, Madera and Bethlehem. Harry had a passion for foot printing across the planet. The most vivid travel memories included the lush landscape of tulips in Holland, fragrant Orchids in Hawaii and the Christmas Markets on the Rhine. While the planet and Harry's travels made an impression on his heart, he most certainly made an imprint on ours. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 13th at Porter Loring Mortuary North.

(Followed by a reception)
AUGUST 14, 2014
11:00 A.M.

Pastor Bobby Nixon, of Hope Church, will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Crossbridge Community Church, Hope Church in La Vernia or Community Bible Church.

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Published in Express-News on Aug. 12, 2014
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