Oluwole Adebo

August 16, 1944September 22, 2012
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Prof. Oluwole Adebo passed away in Marietta, GA on September 22, 2012. He was born August 16, 1944 to Chief Simeon and Regina Adebo. His education spanned several countries: Nigeria, the United Kingdom and United States of America. He received a doctorate degree from the University of Ibadan and completed his General Surgery residency at Strong Memorial Hospital, New York. He also completed residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery in Providence, Rhode Island and became a lecturer and Director of Emergency Medical Services at Highland Hospital, Rochester, New York. A recent clip from his journal reads, “A spiritual rebirth in 1976 altered my life, goals, and perspectives. Working for God became the defining motivation for my endeavors. My motivation for diligence, integrity, and excellence was to please God who gave me purpose”. As of 1987, Wole was a professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, where he also held positions as Head of the Department of Surgery, and Dean. After retiring, God called him to serve with the Nigerian Baptist Convention as Provost of the Bowen University College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Iwo and Chief Medical Director of the Bowen University Teaching Hospital (BUTH), Ogbomosho. These were extremely demanding positions with campuses in two different states. In November 2011, Wole fell ill, and began rigorous treatments in the U.S. In the midst of these he made several excruciating trips to Nigeria and back, shuttling between both Bowen campuses. He initially set his term for 2 years, but extended it to relentlessly pursue accreditation for both institutions. This became a reality in July 2012, and Bowen became the only private university with a teaching hospital in Nigeria. Wole was greatly appreciated all over the world; gifted in teaching and performing surgery in the U.S., U.K., Singapore, and Nigeria. He was a member of several professional societies: the World Heart Federation, the Canadian Society of Thoracic Surgeons (CATS), West African College of Surgeons (WACS), Nigerian Cardiac Society (NCS); and served as president of Pan African Society of Cardiology (PASCAR) of Nigeria. He was a Fellow of various medical bodies, including the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, American College of Chest Physicians, and the International College of Surgeons. Above all else, Wole’s faith and relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ were his driving force. He was heavily involved in the Nigerian Fellowship of Evangelical Students (NIFES), where he mentored students and medical professionals. He was president of the Christian Medical Dental Association (CMDA) until June 2012. Mission work was of utmost importance to him, and he founded the Macedonia Foundation which funds missions to rural areas. Wole was extremely loving, hard working and a man of high ethical standards. His honesty and integrity were without question. Corruption was an abomination to him and he maintained strict adherence to all the values, morals, and ideals he believed in. He was great and, as the saying goes, “Great men leave footprints in the sands of time”. Wole was an avid jogger and loved watching as well as participating in sports including tennis, swimming, and cross country skiing. He was passionate about classical music. Wole leaves behind his loving wife of 43 years, Beatrice Taiwo Adebo, 3 daughters: Tola Adebonojo (husband Anthony), Bisi Adesina (husband Dokun) and Tayo Adebo, 2 grandchildren: Daniel and Joy Adebonojo, his 91 yr old mother: Regina Adebo, a sister: Ambassador Funlayo Adebo-Kiencke (husband Tilo) as well as 2 brothers: Biodun and Dipo Adebo. The family will have a Service of Songs on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 6:00 pm followed by a reception at H.M. Patterson & Son Canton Hill, 1157 Old Canton Rd, Marietta, GA 30068. Funeral service will be held Friday, October 12, 2012 at 1:00 pm at Mt. Paran Church of God.


  • Service of Songs Thursday, October 11, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 12, 2012

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The Quadris

September 26, 2016

Dad your life might have ended, but your legacy of wisdom, integrity and courage you left behind will go on forever.
And your spirit will live on forever in our hearts.
We miss you dad.

September 17, 2016

Yes it has taken us a long time ! So full of life,brave and courageous to the very end . From life to everlasting life,you marched on bravely to your last breath . The legacy of intergrity et al lives on .Continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord ....Bayo Sokunbi

Simeon Quadri

September 23, 2014

Daddy two years after your departure seem like a thousand year, We really missed you But We are comforted for CHRIST loves you more than us and you are peacefully dwelling at the feet of THE MASTER.Continue to have a perfect peace at the feet of THE LORD JESUS CHRIST. WE love and miss you. The Quadris.

Titilayo Falade

June 12, 2014

Your life will never be forgotten. Live on eternally.

Anthony Adebonojo

September 22, 2013

On this anniversary, I would like to record that my father in law was a great father in law, an true example of a Christian man and husband, father, leader et al. I had the opportunity to watch him for a number of years and all I can say is he was first class in every area of life. He was a quiet giant of a man who I hold even today in very high esteem. I look forward to seeing you in Glory with the apostle Paul and most of all, our Lord Jesus. All my love and until we see you again. Love, Tony


August 2, 2013

My condolence to the family of Oluwole Adebo. May our Heavenly Father provide strength and comfort to the family during this time of grief and may the family find comfort in the words found at Jeremiah 29:11

Sam Igbokwe

August 1, 2013

Prof Adebo was one of the most dedicated Christian and a man of integrity, who took God's word at face value, I have ever met. His candour and practical approach to life, vocation and duty with have not been equaled as far as I know in my short pilgrimage on earth. Daddy we continue to miss you, though comforted that we will one day meet at the feet of Christ to part no more. From Bola & Sam Igbokwe with Harachi and Nmeri

June 24, 2013

We were really shocked to learn of the home call of Daddy Prof Adebo. Only heaven will reward him and his dear wife for their love, generosity and support to God's work and God's servants. We love Prof Adebo. He was until his death a Trustee member of Landmark Mission Church, Enugu, Nigeria. To Mummy Adebo and the children, we say: Jesus is Lord. There is no doubt of Prof's faith and are assured that he is in glory with the Lord. We encourage the rest of the family to continue to follow the God that Prof Adebo served and request all others to seek that same God. All his accomplishment were because of the grace of God.
From Pastors Tony and Edna Ochu
Senior Pastors, Landmark Mission Church,
50-52 Idodo Street, Idaw River Layout, Enugu
Tel. +2348033420434; +2348033632572.


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Peter Olaitan

April 11, 2013

Its amazing after these few months, how it looks like yesterday that yoi left us. It was like a dream but we have accepted what the holy book says "there is time for everything..." Even death. You touched lives like you should never depart. You gave us the rudiments of medicine. You taught how bold and courageous a surgeon must be. You passionately passed the surgical skills to us. You mentored many to greatness. Your position on issues were never in doubt. You could be easily predicted as you would always stand for the truth. You had a heart for the weak. You were a good teacher, surgeon and administrator. You believed in calling "black" its name in the midst of a confused and corrupt society. Your christian life was excemplary. Adieu, prof, for you live on in our heart! Good night, till we meet again.