Joe Adams Jr.

Published 9:44 pm Friday, February 3, 2017

Funeral services for Mr. Joe Adams Jr. will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 at 1 p.m. from Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. Interim pastor Rev. Paul Mitchell will preside over the service. Burial will follow in Damascus Churchyard cemetery. Hudson Funeral Services of Greenville, Ala., will be directing.

Mr. Joe Adams Jr. was born Aug. 16, 1940, to the late Joe Adams Sr. and Annie Bell Ray Adams in Butler County, Ala.  He confessed Christ at an early age and joined the Damascus Baptist Church.  He was educated in the Butler County School System.

While living in Greenville, Joe met and married Erlene Pickens, and to this union three children were born.

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Joe later relocated to Dayton, Ohio, where he lived for more than 40 years and until his health began to fail.  Joe lived a complete and happy life in Ohio.  He met and married his second wife, Lilly White.  They were married for 35 years, and not until her death did they part.  Joe engaged in several employment opportunities and retired from Dayton International Airport.  Joe rededicated his life to Christ and joined United Missionary Baptist Church where he served in the choir and on the deacon board.

Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Lilly White Adams; his parents, Joe Adams Sr. and Annie Bell Ray Adams; one sister, RosaLee Loveless; and two brothers, Charles and Willie C. Adams.

The Lord called Joe Jr. home on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, at L. V. Stabler Memorial Hospital of Greenville, Ala. He leaves to cherish is precious memories four children, DeLinda Allen and Barry Adams, both of Dayton, Ohio, Arthur Adams, Huntsville, Ala., and Carl Mitchell, Cincinnati, Ohio; a stepdaughter, Brenda White; and a grandson, Dlaquan White, whom he raised as his own, both of Dayton, Ohio.  He also leaves to cherish his memories three brothers, JC (Stella) Adams, Tuskegee, Ala., and James (Alice) Adams and Willie Joe (Viola) Adams, both of Greenville, Ala.;  two sisters, Annie (Joe) Cooper, New Britain, Conn., and Dorothy Evers, Detroit, Mich.; a devoted nephew and caretaker, Donnie Loveless; and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and many, many friends.