Robert Tombs Adams Jr.

September 23, 1923January 27, 2014

Robert T. Adams, Jr., passed away in Houston, surrounded by his family, on Monday, the 27th January 2014, at the age of 90.

He was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, to Robert T. Adams, Sr. and Norma Starnes Adams.

Bob was a graduate of Byrd High School in Shreveport, Louisiana. He attended Southern State in Magnolia, Arkansas, for two years before entering the service. He was a graduate of the University of Texas where he was a member of Theta Xi fraternity. At UT Bob met his wife, Henrietta Jo Peebles, in economics class in Garrison Hall. They married in Houston, in 1949, at Trinity Episcopal Church. He was a World War II veteran who served in the Air Force in Europe for three years. His career was in various areas of the construction and real estate business in Houston. His first job was with Acme Brick Company. Later, he was the owner of Adams Masonry. In his last business venture he was a homebuilder in the West University and Heights area. Bob was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church and the head lay reader for twenty years. His passion was fishing. Bob and Jo were members and social chairmen for the Mallard Lake Club in West Colombia, Texas.

Bob is survived by the catch of his life, his wife Jo, of 64 years of marriage. Other survivors include his daughters, Kathleen Adams Evans and her husband Phillip, Marsha Adams Mengle and her husband Steve, Robin Adams Townley and her husband Robert; and grandchildren, Emily Evans, and Shea and Rob Townley.

A funeral service is to be conducted at one o'clock in the afternoon on Friday, the 31st of January, in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston.

At a later date the family will gather for a private interment at Oakwood Cemetery in Austin.

In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions in Bob's memory may be directed to German Texan Heritage Society Austin Chapter Headquarters, 507 E. 10th St, Austin, TX, 78701.



  • Funeral Service Friday, January 31, 2014


  • At a later date the family will gather for a private interment at Oakwood Cemetery in Austin.

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February 6, 2014

Robert and I are so saddened by the loss of your father. We are praying for your family.
Robert and Linda Flesher

January 31, 2014

Jo...I read the obituary today, too late to be present at the funeral. I'm so sorry that we have been out of touch for so long. My deepest sympathies for you at the loss of your Bob...He was so fine. Fondly, Claire Craddock Younkin

Jack and Laura Hodge

January 31, 2014

Kathleen, We are so sorry to hear about your precious daddy. What a comfort to know that he is now free of pain and in the presence of his heavenly father. Praying for you, Phillip and Emily.

January 31, 2014

Jo: Tony and I are so saddened to learn of Bob's passing. He was a fine man and a good neighbor and friend. We are thinking of you and praying for you and your family at this time. All our love.

Tony, Sharon and Flynn Dodds

Paul and Rita Cinquemani

January 31, 2014

Dear Kathleen, Phil, Emily, Marsha and Robin, and your families, We are so sorry for the lost of your father and grandfather we have great comfort in knowing he was a wonderful Christian man and loved the Lord and his wife and family deeply. He was a great example of a life well lived for all of us. We thank God for him and in the friendship and love your family has shown us all. Yours in Christ, Paul Rita Andrea Chris Ramsey Josh Bryce and Christopher Cinquemani

Bryan Gentle

January 30, 2014

It is an honor to have known and fished with Bob, he was a friend to all.

Rodney Koenig

January 30, 2014

So saddened to learn of Bob's passing. May the Lord be with you.

January 30, 2014

Our condolences to the family, Mr. Adams was loved and respected by all. We will miss him.
Belinda, Dee & Gracie
Vista Bank

January 30, 2014

My condolences to your family during this time of grief.

Paul Donahoo

January 29, 2014

It was such a pleasure to know this wonderful servant of the Lord Jesus Christ.