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Robert "Bob" Dervis Adams Sr.

August 11, 1934July 30, 2020

Robert Dervis Adams Sr, 85, passed away on July 30, 2020 at his home. He was born August 11, 1934 in Summit, Georgia to Ira D. And Maggie E. Adams. He attended Robert E. Lee High School and earned his GED while serving in the United States Army as staff sergeant E-5 25th Infantry stationed in Hawaii. He was in charge of the honor guard proudly carrying our American flag. He loved God and Country and fellow man. He was a member of First Baptist Church Middleburg, Arlington Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Morocco Temple, serving as director of the motorcycle escort, Dad Advisor and President of the Arlington chapter of the International Order of Rainbow for Girls, receiving the Grand Cross medal for exemplary service, Dad member of Indian guides and Girl Scouts, JSO Reserve police officer and Sheriff's motorcycle escort for 30 years plus, Retired Air Traffic Controllers Association and owner and operator of two successful businesses, retiring at age 80.

Bob was a very caring and giving man, asking nothing in return. He loved people, never met a stranger and was known to many as "Friendly Bob." Self-supporting at age 13, he was a workaholic, a " Bob of all trades and master of many." Volunteering was most important to him. With his Harley as his helper, he worked endless hours on special events. He escorted dignitaries, Bulldog and Gator football teams and many funeral processions. He lived a full life enjoying hunting, fishing, motorcycle riding, NASCAR and college football. Very proud of his wife and children, he was known as "the family man".

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Ellen Crow and Ann Savage, and one brother, Joe Adams. Bob was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Jackie, daughters Vicki (Doug), Kim (Rick), Robin (Steve), Rhonda (Jimmy), son Rob (Katie), 12 grandchildren, a lap full of great grands and one great great grand; brothers Mark, Paul, Todd and Joel.

The family wishes to thank Community Hospice for their compassionate and loving care. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida or Tunnel2towers.org.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of HARDAGE-GIDDENS CHAPEL HILLS FUNERAL HOME, 850 St. Johns Bluff Rd. N., Jacksonville, FL 32225. www.hardage-giddenschapelhills.com (904) 641-9755


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Jane Lecas

August 3, 2020

My heart is with you Kim and family. What a wonderful man he was, and he will be remembered with so much love by all who knew him.

Darryl Zatyko

August 3, 2020

I worked with Bob in the JSO reserves. He was a fine man and it was an honor to know him. R.I.P. sir

Alan Stone

August 3, 2020

So sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad,praying for y'all to make it through the next few days. Stoney

Ernie Reid

August 2, 2020

I feel privileged to have known and worked with Bob during my tour of duty at Jax TRACON; a fine man.
Ernie Reid

Jackie Grant

August 1, 2020

My condolences to the family so sorry to hear about uncle bob he will be sadly missed


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