OBITUARY

Jimmy Adams

December 25, 1934February 17, 2014

James, (Jim) Lee Adams, 79, devoted husband, loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away peacefully on February 17, 2014.

He was born December 25, 1934 in Carlton Texas to Lawrence Hugh Adams and Edna Melissa Cashon Adams. His parents raised Jim and his sister, Marlene, in Hico, Texas.

On July 2, 1955 he married Mary Anita Chumney. They celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary this past year.

Jim attended Tarrant County Junior College (TCJC), Tarleton State University and the University of Texas at Austin. He worked in the Aircraft industry for 15 years at General Dynamics, Chance Vought and Bell Helicopter until they moved, or “retired” to Hamilton in 1972 and bought Hamilton Floral and Nursery. They have been the owners for the past 42 years. Jim may have moved to Hamilton to “retire” but Anita made sure he stayed busy while he thought he was “retired.”

Jim had a servant’s heart and took great joy in serving whatever community he lived in. When he lived in Arlington he served on the Benevolent Committee at the Dorcas House and served as a Deacon at Randol Mill Church of Christ. The Dorcas House is now known as Hearts and Hands and serves thousands of families a year. He made numerous trips to the Valley to pick fresh oranges and grapefruits for the various Children’s homes in the area. After moving to Hamilton he continued serving others on various mission trips with Park Heights Church of Christ, where he served as a deacon and helped lead their benevolence committee. For more than 13 years he served as Chairman of United Care. Jim made it his life’s mission to make sure no one in Hamilton went hungry or without clothes. His legacy of serving others’ lives on as his children and grandchildren seek to serve others in their community.

He was active in the community serving as President of the Central Texas Allied Florist Association, President of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and Hamilton’s Lions Club. Jim and Anita were named Outstanding Citizens of the Year in 1982.

Jim, known to his family as Papa, was also a doting father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Family was very important to Papa and he did his best to get to any activity his loved ones were part of. Even when that meant driving for several hours or flying for sixteen.

Jim is survived by his wife Anita and two children; Jimmy C. Adams and his wife Debbie from Hillsboro, Beverly Adams Garner and husband Reggie of Arlington, sister Marlene Latham and husband Garland from Tyler, granddaughter Jaime Adams Isaac and husband Steve from Sydney Australia, grandson Jason Adams and wife Carey from Arlington, grandson Collin Garner and wife Macie from Fort Worth, grandson Garrett Garner and granddaughter Katherine Garner from Arlington, great grandchildren Connor Adams, Addison Adams, Callum Isaac and Austin Isaac along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, February 21, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 22, 2014
REMEMBERING

Jimmy Adams

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February 25, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. What a wonderful legacy he left for the family. May your cherished memories sustain you in your time of sorrow. "May the God of all comfort" bring you peace.

RANDY & LEESA BUCHANAN

February 23, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I am so sorry I couldn't not make it I Love you all! Please know you will be greatly missed, Love you Uncle Jimmy, WE LOVE YOU!!!

RANDY & LEESA BUCHANAN

February 23, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I am so sorry I couldn't not make it I Love you all! Please know you will be greatly missed, Love you Uncle Jimmy, WE LOVE YOU!!!

Judy Adams

February 22, 2014

I will forever remember Jimmy Lee for his kindness to my Dad, his gentle humor, and for being a rock for me when my Dad passed away. I know he has been a blessing for so many. I pray for Anita, Jimmy Curtis and Beverly to receive comfort and peace. With love from Jimmy's cousin Judy.

Daniel & Regina Schroeder

February 21, 2014

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Jimmy. Our thoughts and prayers go to his family during this difficult time. We ask that God will guide you and give you the strength you need to make it through the difficult times ahead. You now have a guardian angel to watch over you. God bless you all.

February 20, 2014

We know that it is tough to lose someone special, but we also know that they are in a better place looking over us. God Bless all of the Jimmy Adams family. Henry and Pam Lind

Donna Chumney

February 19, 2014

To the Jimmy Adams Family,
We send heartfelt sympathy and prayers to you all. There is no way to take away the sorrow, but know that many care very much. Jimmy's fun personality and sense of humor will be missed by us all. Donna Chumney and Gerald Dorn

Susan and tom Golightly

February 19, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

February 19, 2014

Anita, Jimmy Curtis and Beverly, we are so sorry about your loss. We know he will be dearly missed. Our prayers go out to you during this time. God will give you the strength to get through this. Tommy and Rhonda Cavett

FROM THE FAMILY