Doyle G Adams

October 12, 1927January 3, 2019

Doyle Glynn Adams of Port O’Connor, Texas left us on earth on January 3, 2019 to join his wife, past family members and friends in Heaven. He was born on October 12, 1927 in Marquez, Texas. Doyle graduated from Houston’s Austin High School in 1945 and was active in ROTC, reaching the rank of LT. Colonel. He was a Boy Scout reaching the rank of “Life” and served as a Den Chief in the Cub Scouts. He joined the Navy during WWII as a combat air crewman and received an Honorary Discharge in 1948. In 1949 he met and married his beautiful wife, Bernice Kirkland. They were blessed with two children, a daughter, Brenda born in 1951 and a son Jerry in 1955. They tragically lost Brenda in 1966. Doyle’s wife, Bernice passed away in 2009 in Port O’Connor, Texas. Doyle was a 60-year member of the Masonry, 32 Scottish Rite Mason and member of the Shrine. Doyle went to work for Honeywell Inc. in 1951 in Houston as an Installation Engineer, then to San Antonio as a Branch Manager, then to Atlanta as a Regional Manager followed by a Vice President of Sales position in the Minneapolis corporate office. He retired in 1988 after 35 years of service and moved to Port O’Connor, Texas. Doyle served as a President of ASHRAE and Optimist Club in San Antonio. Doyle served as a church Deacon, Bible Teacher and Music Director of several churches in Houston, San Antonio, Minneapolis and Port O’Connor. Doyle was a dedicated member of Port O’Connor First Baptist Church, Deacon, Choir Member and Sunday School Director. He is survived by his son, Jerry Adams and wife Sandy of Shady Shores, Texas. Granddaughters, Michelle Ellis and husband Jeff of Cypress, Texas and Valerie Adams and Fiancé Randal Trent of the Rowlett, Texas area, and Great Grandson Jaxson Ellis. Pallbearers are Cliff Crump, Hunter Crump, Jeff Ellis, Brian Kiefer, Steve Simpson, and Randal Trent. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 12, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Port O’Connor, Texas. Burial will be held at 3:00 p.m. at the Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston, Texas. Memorial Donations may be made to First Baptist Church PO Box 9, Port O’Connor, TX 77982. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at


  • Bernice Kirkland Adams, Wife
  • Robert F. Adams, Father
  • Vergie Stephens Adams, Mother
  • Brenda Adams, Daughter
  • Jerry Adams, Son
  • Sandy Adams, Daughter-in-law
  • Michelle Ellis (Jeff), Granddaughter
  • Valerie Adams (Randal Trent), Granddaughter
  • Jaxson Ellis, Great Grandson
  • Janelle Simpson, Sister
  • Frances Crump, Sister

  • Cliff Crump
  • Hunter Crump
  • Jeff Ellis
  • Brian Kiefer
  • Steve Simpson
  • Randal Trent

  • First Baptist Church


  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 12, 2019

Doyle G Adams

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Scott Long

January 11, 2019

I became blessed to know Doyle through our membership at 1st Baptist Church in POC. Always the light of any get together. My wife (Kathy) and I were quickly drawn to this man of great faith and unrelenting humor. In our Men's Bible study group I got even closer to Doyle through the quieter atmosphere of our fellowship and a love of the Word. Kathy and I will miss you Brother Doyle but are satisfied by faith that you are with your wife, daughter and our Lord Jesus Christ and suffering no more. God blessed us with you here on earth and now is your time to rest in peace.

Scott & Kathy Long
Seadrift, TX

Jamie Kinsfather

January 9, 2019

Unfortunately, the way I met Mr. Adam's was during the passing of his wife back in 2009. I was the funeral director who helped him with the arrangements and the funeral. While that is not an ideal way for anyone to meet me, I am so blessed to have met this sweet, wonderful, kind man. Following the funeral, any time I saw Mr. Adam's he had the sweetest smile and warmest hug to give me and would ALWAYS ask how I was doing and about my family. It will not be the same when I step foot in the church now and not find him sitting or standing in the back by the music and that sweet greeting he always had for me. Thank you Mr. Adam's for being a ray of sunshine and thank you God, for blessing me with meeting this wonderful man.

Paul & Kathy Parrish

January 7, 2019

Kathy & I worked for and with Doyle in Atlanta. There are too many fond memories that one doesn’t know where to start...Doyle and Bernice loved their Golden retriver and with our male we produced a beautiful litter. We spent time deer hunting in Georgia (always enjoyed Doyle’s story about his Barbarossa ram hunt in TN). As a Regional Sales leader he was innovative, sincere and so very much fun to have on the team. We regularly gathered with Doyle & Bernice in MN for the usual good time.
When we visited Doyle in Port O’Conner, eight years ago, he so proudly showed us the little Baptist Church.....his pride and devotion to his church was fully obvious. He was a one of a kind with a smile and “always happy” natured.

We loved Doyle, May God rest his soul.