OBITUARY

Cliff Adams

March 31, 1927June 24, 2014

Cliff Adams passed peacefully into the presence of his Savior on June 24th, 2014.

Thomas Clifton “Cliff” Adams was born on March 31, 1927 in McMahan Texas to Earl and Myrtle (Baker) Adams. Upon graduation from Lockhart High School he immediately began studies at Texas A&M, College Station. After several months at A&M, Cliff took a hiatus from his studies to join the war (World War II) effort by volunteering for the US Navy.

After completing his Navy service, Cliff returned to Texas A&M where he graduated, in 1948, with an accounting degree. Shortly thereafter, Cliff was invited to join the T.W. Mohle accounting firm in Houston, Texas. Cliff worked as a CPA for this this firm, currently Mohle, Adams, for over fifty years.

In 1953 Cliff’s life changed forever when he accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord, and gained assurance of his eternal future in heaven.

On November 21, 1959 Cliff married Flora (Frazer) with whom he enjoyed 54 loving years. He spent many years as an active and loving father who enjoyed involvement in his kids’ sports activities, and taking his family on summer vacations. Cliff also served the Lord faithfully. At Bethel Church, Cliff acted as a greeter, served on the missions committee, and oversaw Bethel’s prison ministry program. Until his final weeks of illness, Cliff volunteered in the church office in the area of finances. Cliff’s greatest gift was that of financial generosity. Friends, children, grandchildren, and many faith organizations were continually blessed by his faithful, joyful, giving.

Cliff is preceded in death by his brother Garth Adams and his sister, Earline Adams Vogt.

Cliff is survived by his wife, Flora, and four children: Melissa (Felix) Torres of Corpus Christi, Rachel (Kevin) Templin of Houston, Stephen (Laura) Adams of Houston, and David Earl (Mindi) Adams of Austin. He is survived by twelve grandchildren Kacey Templin, Kristopher Templin, Benjamin Adams, Joshua Torres, Kristen Templin, Tiffany Torres, Bethany Adams, Hudson Adams, Noelle Adams, Sarah Adams, Luke Adams, and Evelyn Joy Adams. He is also survived by sister-in-law Mavis Adams of Lockhart and brother-in-law Charles Vogt of Pasadena as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on Friday, June 27th at Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00am at Bethel Church 825 Bering Drive Houston Texas 77057.

Memorial gifts may be made to CEF of Greater Houston, P.O. Box 10904, Houston, Texas 77206.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, June 27, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 28, 2014
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July 16, 2014

Dad,

I miss you.
Love,
Stephen

July 2, 2014

As a man of God, a church leader,Texas Aggie, and devoted husband and father, Cliff was a wonderful role model, and in his quiet way he profoundly impacted me as well as my husband and children (all four of whom turned out to be Texas Aggies). I am so grateful that God made it possible for me to attend the memorial service, which was a beautiful testimony to God's faithfulness and Cliff's life on this earth. My love and thanks to Flora and all the family, Lois McCall

Dominique A.

June 28, 2014

Sorry for your loss.May it bring comfort to know thatGod promises to wipe out every tear from our eyes.These tears can be brought from pain ,sorrow and loss of a loved one.We all look forward to the time when we can see our loved ones again.

Bob Bewley

June 28, 2014

How do I sum up Cliff's inpact on my life? That oould be JOY. Joy in serving with him on the Bethel Missions Committee and sharing his love for Missions. Joy during our Tuesday Morning prayer times. Joy during our Thursday night Bible studies at the Adams' home so many years ago. Even Joy in him making me account for each and every dollar with the Bethel Dental Missions trip funds. Joy in watching him take care of Flora and the way he loved his family. And Joy last week when I saw him in Hospice and he reminded me how I fed him breakfast during a hospital stay a few years ago. As I sit here in Saudi Arabia, tears flow down my face for the pure JOY in knowing Cliff Adams. WHAT A MAN!!!

Matt Williamson

June 27, 2014

I got to know Cliff through serving on the Bethel missions committee with him for years. He and his family are such a wonderful example to my wife Lauri and me. I especially admire his quiet, faithful care for his wife, and his calm godly wisdom.

Shannon Hayes

June 27, 2014

In all of the memories of him I have...he is smiling. The love of the Lord shown through him in a truly amazing way. I remember YEARS ago, we thought we might lose him and then he got a new heart! I remember being so concerned about him because a heart transplant! wow! That's a big deal. Days after the surgery, I asked David Earl how his Dad was doing. He said, "fine. He mowed the lawn today!" That story still makes me laugh. I have many more memories of bday parties and VBS and how he loved on my kids...I could go on and on. We love you all and are praying for you!

Jackie Yeoman

June 27, 2014

I first got to know Cliff when we both served on the mission's committee at Bethel Church. He loved God and wanted each person to have a personal relationship with Jesus. He and his family loved what God has been doing each year in the Gospel Tent during VBS. Cliff not only loved Jesus, missions but cared for his dear wife, Flora, his family and others. What a great example of a man finishing his race well.

Barbara Dowdy

June 27, 2014

Cliff is a special and dear man who will be lovingly remembered by all who knew him. Now he is face to face with his Lord.and rejoicing. My prayers are with Flora and all the family.

Bill Fry

June 27, 2014

Once Cliff's heart was almost gone,
But god provided a new one.
He served in many a way,
A truly Godly man you must say.
At 6:30am on Tuesday,
He will be missed as the men pray.
Where can he be?
With Jesus, we all must agree.

Diana Philpot

June 26, 2014

I will always remember Cliff Adams as the man who introduced me to baseball in a proper way, when he and his wife Flora bravely took 8 or 10 children to an Astros game. Cliff's godly life was a keen example of living like Christ for anyone who wished to observe. And his sense of humor was just corny enough to be down-home, but with just the right angles to be sharply witty. I am grateful that I got to share a little bit of Cliff Adams, both as a child and as a mature adult. RIP, friend.