Robert E. Adams
Memorial Park
2030 Memorial Park Road
Gainesville, GA
Robert E. "Bob" Adams, age 85, of Gainesville passed away peacefully at his residence Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, following an extended illness.

Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010, at 2 p.m. in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church with interment to follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery. Dr. Bill Coates and Dr. Steve Brown will officiate. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the Parlor of First Baptist Church.

Mr. Adams was born on Nov. 15, 1924, to the late H.A. and Belle Wilson Adams of Athens. He graduated from Athens High School and then attended the University of Georgia. He served his country in Italy for the U.S. Army during World War II from 1942 to 1946.

He continued his education at the University of Georgia, receiving his degree in 1949. While working towards his degree, Bob worked with his father at Adams Transfer and Storage in Athens. He married Jo Ann Trapnell in 1947, relocating to Gainesville. Bob continued his fathers business, Adams Transfer and Storage, by opening his own in Gainesville, then in 1964 opened an Atlanta Office. Mr. Adams served as President of Georgia's Movers Association and received a lifetime achievement award. Bob joined the American Legion Post 7, serving as Commander from 1954 to 1955 and again 2000 to 2001. He was a member of Voiture 1317 of the Forty et Eight, serving as Grande Chef de Gare and was a lifetime member of the Elks Club. Mr. Adams was an active member of First Baptist Church and enjoyed spending time with his Anglers Sunday school class.

Mr. Adams is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Jo Ann Adams of Gainesville; son and daughter-in-law, Al and Pam Adams of Atlanta; daughter and son-in-law, Jane and John Hall of Macon; daughter and son-in-law, Sally and Brad Smith of Gainesville; son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Betsy Adams of Gainesville; granddaughter, Dr. Margie (Cameron) Curry of Decatur; granddaughter, Virginia Adams of New York City, N.Y.; granddaughter, Laura (John) Griffies of Sharpsburg; grandson, Adam Dukes of Sullivans Island, S.C.; grandson, Ben Dukes of Atlanta; grandsons, Walker and Charlie Adams of Gainesville; grandson, Jonathan Smith of Augusta; granddaughter, Katelyn Smith of Gainesville; great-granddaughters, Vivian Curry and Susanna Griffies; and special friends, Beverly DeFevers and Cheri Martocchi who loved and will miss him dearly.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, c/o The HALT House Ministry, 751 Green St., N.W., Gainesville, GA 30501; or to the American Legion Post 7, 2343 Riverside Drive, Gainesville, GA 30501-1233.

Memorial Park Funeral Home, North-Riverside Chapel, 989 Riverside Drive, Gainesville, GA 30501 is in charge of arrangements.

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Very special man. He will be greatly missed at Prince of Peace. May he rest in peace with the Angels.+++
Ginny Kreutzer
July 16, 2018
Dear JoAnn and Family,
Mother told me that Bob had passed and I was so sad. The last time I spoke with him was at my Dad's funeral. He will be GREATLY MISSED by all.
Buffi Beerkens
September 27, 2010
Both JoAnn and Bob have been such good neighbors to the UDC. Please continue to keep a watchful eye on General Longstreet.
Bob always helped me properly retire old flags. I will miss him.
Jeane Parker
Jeane and Jerome Parker
September 12, 2010
Mrs. Joann, We were very sad to hear of Mr. Bob's passing.You and your family will be in our thoughts.
Amy Wood
September 7, 2010
JoANN, I will miss Bob so very dearly and i will always think of the 2 of you as my OWN Grandparents. I will always be greatful for you both allowing me to be a part of your family. I love you always and will think of you lots. XOXOXO
Beverly Defevers
September 7, 2010
Joann-our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time- you and Mr. Bob are very special people and he will be greatly missed- I know he is with my Dad now and they are having a grand ole time- lots of love to you!
Beth Pinson-Jones
September 7, 2010
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only son....prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
Rita Morrow and family
Rita Morrow
September 7, 2010
Sally, I'm very sorry for your loss. Dale and I will keep you and your family in our prayers.
Deb Schulte Long
September 6, 2010
Anne & Ed Waller, Sr.
September 5, 2010
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help at this time.
Jerry & Louise Burt
September 5, 2010
So sorry for your loss, I have many fond memories of your mom and dad when we were growing up. My prayers are with you all.
Love ya,
Deeleen Loyd Hill
September 5, 2010
Thinking of you today.
Mrs. Mildred Nicholson
Jackie Nicholson
September 5, 2010
Jo Ann, our thoughts and prayers are with you and family. We thought a lot of both you and Mr Bob. ...... God Bless you today and always.

Jim & Mazzie Combs
Jim & Mazzie Combs
September 5, 2010
Miss JoAnn I am so sorry to hear about Mr Bob, My you and your family always have happy memories of him....He will bw missed.............GOD BLESS YOU TODAY & ALWAYS..........Debby & Marc Snyder
Debby & Marc Snyder
September 4, 2010

September 4, 2010
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I have often thought of all of you over the past years. Bob was a really good man.
Patsy F. Lothridge
September 4, 2010
Our prayers are with your family in your loss
Sonny and Gay Williams
September 4, 2010
Dear Mrs. Adams, We wanted to let you know that you and the family are in our thoughts at this time. Rick thought alot of you and Mr. Bob. and we wanted to express our condolences. Sincerely, Marilyn and Rick Gamble
Marilyn and Rick Gamble
September 4, 2010
God Speed Mr Bob. Love and hugs Miss Jo Ann and your family. My prayers and heart are with you.
Boni and Moran Skinner (Cheri's Mom and Dad)
Boni Skinner
September 4, 2010
Many of my younger years were spent in Gainesville and I lived on Memorial Drive around the corner from Bob & Jo Ann and family. I now live on Lake Rabun and am a retired optometrist still seeing patients but in other doctors' offices all over I happen to be working in Gainesville. I have nothing but good memories of Bob (and Jo Ann) . Jo Ann, my Michele passed five years ago this month and I can tell you that you have some adjustments to go through. Finally, I pray that your grieving process will pass as rapidly as possible and I shall be praying for you and your family.- BILL SHARPTON
aka Dr. Bill Sharpton/Lake Rabun [email protected]
September 4, 2010
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
September 4, 2010
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