James "Jim" Adams

October 31, 1928May 4, 2012

James “Jim” C. Adams, a resident of Baton Rouge and a native of West Virginia, passed away on Friday, May 4, 2012 at the age of 83. Jim was a member of the USMC, and he also retired from Allied Chemical and Hallbuck Marine where he gave many years of service. He was an avid sport and LSU fan, and a member of Goodwood Blvd. Church of Christ. Jim was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be dearly missed by all that knew him. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ila M. Adams; his daughter, Elizabeth “Betsy” Reyes and husband Albert; three sons, James David Adams and wife Suzanne “Sue”, Jeffery Adams and wife Gina, and John W. Adams and wife Suzanne “Suzy”; one sister, Margaret Bero; eight grandchildren, James Bradley Adams, Sarah Reyes, Erika Reyes, Leigh Adams, Mark Adams, Travis Adams, Blake Adams, and Cameron Adams; one great grandchild, Molly Powell; one niece, Mary Kay Webb; and one nephew, Eddie Lee Bero. He is preceded in death by his parents, Eddie and Mae Adams. Visitation will be held on Wednesday May 9, 2012 at Greenoaks Funeral Home from 12pm until service at 2pm conducted by Minister Bryan Kirby. Interment will follow in Greenoaks Memorial Park. Please visit to leave condolences for the family. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Jim’s memory.


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 9, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 9, 2012

James "Jim" Adams

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Carolyn and Bill Hadley

May 10, 2012

Dearest Ila and family,
Jim will always be remembered and loved by all. He was such a wonderful person.

Peggy Altazin

May 9, 2012

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Bill O'Reilly

May 9, 2012

My thoughts and prayers for the Adams family at this time of sorrow.

May 9, 2012

My deepest sympathies to all the family and may he rest in peace.

Jack Montgomery Windsor Village #25

liz hoffmann

May 9, 2012

Ila, my deepest sympathy goes out to you & your family. It was truly an honor to know Jim. I will so miss his gentle kindness and of course his sense of humor! Your 61 years together is such an inspiration for everyone. Jim was definitely one of the good ones. I hope you and your family realize how much he meant to all who had the great fortune of knowing him. I will keep you all in my prayers. Love, Liz Hoffmann


May 8, 2012

I would like to offer my sincerest condolences. Pray for help during this emotional time, draw close to God and he will draw close to you. James 4:8

Elda Reyes

May 8, 2012

Our prayers and thoughts are with the Adams family. To a great gentlemen with a huge smile and sense of humor. It was such a great pleasure spending time with you and Ila in Denver, September of 2011. My family greatly respected and appreciated you. We will always have many great memories of you. The Reyes Family!

Joe Fereday

May 8, 2012

My heartfelt sympathy to all the Adams on the loss of Jim. Thoughts of him brings a smile to my face thinking of the patience he had with us in our younger years.

Ron and Jamey Sanders

May 7, 2012

Caring thoughts are with you and your family. And for you to know heartfelt sympathy that comes to you today.

Cindy Kraft

May 7, 2012

Such a sad day on earth, but a joyous day in Heaven!! May all of you find peace with Jim's passing and know he now sings with angels! Rest in peace Jim. You'll find our Mom, Dad and many others from the "Wild Bunch" in the South East corner of Heaven. Many of Jim's Wyoming friends know what that means! :) With love and understanding.........Veldon & Cindy