Thomas Roberts Adams passed away on Monday, October 16, 2006 after an extended illness to join those loved ones who have gone before with the assurance that in our Father's House are many mansions. Mr. Adams began his banking career while still in high school under the tutelage of Wallace Cobb Sr. Mr. Adams was awarded the first Lillie Deal Scholarship from Statesboro High School and earned his degree in business from the then Georgia Teacher's College while also gaining several certifications through banking schools during his career. He served in the Army National Guard. He was very active with the Lions Club. He was an athlete in high school as well as college. He was a member of the original Craftsmen Quartet who performed gospel music in concerts as well as through recordings. Many local residents remember Mr. Adams as a banker of the people who got them started with their first loan.
Mr. Adams was born in Athens, Ga., but spent most of his life in Statesboro. Those who have gone before include his father, John Chesley Adams Sr.; his mother, Sarah Roberts Adams; his brother-in-law, Gilbert Cone Jr.; and his mother and father, Gilbert & Nannette Cone.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Harriette Cone Adams; one son and daughter-in-law, Russell Stuart and Judy Jo Adams, and their children John Wesley and Evan Andrew, as well as by his brother Dr. John C. Adams Jr. and his sister-in-law Sharon Stubbs Adams and their children John Chesley Adams III, Christian Bridges Adams, Thomas Everett Adams and Susan Elisabeth Adams. Also his devoted stepchildren, Kimball and Rheanna Harville Jr., Gilbert Breck and Cynthia Harville, Keisha Nannette and Daniel Eisenreich and their children Justin, Kimberly, Jacob, Jamison and Chad Harville and Emily Hope Eisenreich. Also left behind is his cherished dog, "Bo" and many friends.
The memorial service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Hodges-Moore Funeral Home with the Rev. Hubert Tankersley officiating.
The graveside service and inurnment will immediately follow the memorial service in Eastside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests remembrances be made to The First Baptist Church of Statesboro, 108 N. Main St.; or the First Presbyterian Church of Statesboro, 1215 Fair Rd.
Statesboro Herald, October 19, 2006
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