Jeffrey Paul Adams

October 1, 1944March 7, 2013

Jeffrey Paul Adams, loving husband, father and brother, passed away on March 7, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer. The eldest of 12 children, Jeff was born on October 1, 1944, in Boca Raton, Florida, to Dr. Crawford W. Adams and Barbara Simpkins Adams. He grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, where he graduated from Montgomery Bell Academy in 1962. Jeff attended and graduated from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts degree and was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity before moving to Mobile, Alabama. It was there that he met and married his loving wife Carolyn Green in 1982.

Jeff started working as an Underwriter for Guardian Life Insurance Company and became President and Founder of his own firm, Adams & Associates, in 1986 with 15 employees, practicing in South Alabama and Northwest Florida. He specialized in business and personal financial planning and was Alabama Underwriter of the Year. He attended the Wharton School of Business, Executive program, in Investments and Financial Planning and served as President of many professional organizations, including CLU Society (Mobile Chapter), General Agents and Managers Association of Mobile, Estate Planning Council of Mobile, Mobile Association of Life Underwriters, Alabama Association of Life Underwriters, Sales and Marketing Executives, International Association of Financial Planners (Mobile), Vice Chairman of Law & Legislation of NALU.

Jeff contributed greatly to the Mobile community in all aspects as demonstrated in his dedication to many worthwhile projects. He served on the Senior Bowl Committee, was Co-Founder and President of the Mobile Soccer Club, President of the Mobile Touchdown Club, the Mobile Rotary Sunrise Club, the Lions Club of Mobile; he was Chairman of the Better Business Bureau and the Alabama Arthritis Foundation. In addition, he served on the Board of Directors of the Salvation Army, Bay Bank, America’s Junior Miss and Main Street Mobile. Jeff was an avid outdoorsman and loved to take his family fishing, enjoying their boat and time together on Dauphin Island. Jeff is survived by his wife Carolyn, daughters Caroline (Tom) Walsh and Ashley, son Jeffrey, and three grandchildren Catherine Listuon, Lee, and Thomas Walsh; and his eleven younger siblings: Patty (Steve) Huff, Cindy (Tom) Somerville, Steve Adams, Barbara (Griff) Langston, Bill (Isabel) Adams, Doris (Steve) Smith, Diane (Mike) Allison, Nancy Adams, Joan (Carl) Hampf, John Adams, and Anne (Darryl) Edmonds. The family will welcome friends at a visitation from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with the praying of the rosary at 4:45 p.m. on Friday, March 8, at Radney Funeral Home, 3155 Dauphin Street, in Mobile, Alabama. Mass will be offered at 2:00 p.m. at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 407 Tuthill Lane, in Mobile on Saturday, March 9, with burial at Pine Crest Cemetery, 1939 Dauphin Island Parkway, following the service. Donations may be made to the Alabama/Gulf Coast Chapter of Leukemia/Lymphoma Society, 2854 Old Shell Road, Mobile, Alabama 36607, or a charity of your choice.


  • Visitation Friday, March 8, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, March 9, 2013

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August 28, 2013

I recently returned to Mobile and was saddened to hear of Jeff's passing. Living out of state for some time, I was not aware of his illness. My best tribute to him would be to repeat the story of the night Jeff & Carolyn met. I was at a local Mobile gathering place one crowded evening when my good but quite discouraged friend, Carolyn, came up to me & asked if there wasn't at least one really good guy in this town that I could introduce her to. I took her seriously enough to start thinking about it & looking right then. Starting with the immediate large crowd at hand, I went completely through it & came back to her with Jeff in tow & told her something to the effect that she need look no further because this guy was exactly what she asked me for. Apparently, Jeff felt the same way, because the rest, as they say, is history. I meant it then and I feel the same today, over 30 years later. Carolyn, I am so sorry for your loss and the great loss to us all.

Ric Mellon

May 25, 2013

I graduated from MBA with Jeff in 1962. He was always open, energetic, positive, and reliable in any commitment that he gave or any endeavor that he undertook. He was earnest , considerate, and compassionate to an extent few of us were at that age. Anyone who knew Jeff understands exactly what I mean in saying he was a gentleman and the best of friends.

Jane Briskman

May 21, 2013

Carolyn- My heart broke when I heard about Jeff. Years and distance are between us but please know Arthur and I are thinking of you and yours.

Catherine Collier

May 10, 2013

I will always have such fond memories of Jeff's smile and kindness. He truly will be missed by all.

Kathy Harrison-Perri

March 26, 2013

My prayers and heartfelt sympathy is with the Adams Family.

Bill Ozier

March 17, 2013

I was so sorry to learn this morning of Jeff's passing. I had spoken with him last spring just prior to our 50th MBA Reunion when he called to tell me that he would not be able to attend since he was having a bone marrow transplant. I had e-mailed him a couple of months ago to see how he was doing and when I didn't hear back I feared that he was not doing well. OPLease accept my sincere sympathy . I have lost a good friend.


March 14, 2013

My sincere condolences to your family. I truly hope that that God of Comfort gives you the strength you need to endure this difficult time.

John Caldwell

March 13, 2013

Very sad to hear of an old friends passing. Such a great person. Best wishes to his family.

March 12, 2013

To Carolyn and family and all of the Adams cousins, We were so sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. His hearty laugh, great smile and generous spirit will be remembered always. He was the life of the party and a true Southern Gentleman! With love and prayers, Pete and Anne Gannon

Ted Arnette

March 12, 2013

I worked for Jeff and MONY back in the late 70's or early 80's. He was a great "boss" and will miss his smile and great personality.