2012-06-14 / Obituaries

Services for Jack Adams Wed., June 20

Long-time Grove Hill attorney passes away

     John Edmund “Jack” Adams Jr. died Saturday, June 16 at his home in Grove Hill. He was 85.

He was a longtime Grove Hill attorney, working in the law firm with his father, the late John Adams Sr. The father and son practiced as Adams and Adams. Later when Bruce Wilson joined the firm it became Adams, Adams and Wilson. Today, the successor firm is Wilson and Drinkard.

Jack Adams was a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Business and Commerce and the University of Alabama Law School. He was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, the Alabama Bar Association and the Clarke County Bar Association.

He served in the U. S. Marines and was Clarke County Solicitor in the 1960s. 

Survivors include his wife, Nanelle Trice Adams of Grove Hill; son, David Coleman Adams of Gulf Shores; daughter, Martha Evelyn Shahan Adams of Baker, La.; grandchildren, John Michael (Heather) Adams and Melissa Louise (Rusty) Adams-Dillon all of Bon Secour; William David Adams and Coleman Troupe Adams, all of Gulf Shores; Mary Megan Adams and Katherine Shahan Adams all of Columbus, Ga.; daughters-in-Law, Merrilee Adams of Bon Secour, Deborah Adams of Columbus, Ga.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Edmund and Nan Coleman Adams Sr.; sons, John Edmund Adams, III and Peter Trice Adams.

Visitation will be Wednesday, June 20 from 10 a.m.until the 11:30 a.m. funeral at the Grove Hill United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dave Rhodes officiating. Interment will be in Grove Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Grove Hill Library or the Jimmy Finley Memorial Library of the Grove Hill United Methodist Church.

An online guestbook may be signed at www.lathanfuneralhomes.com.

Lathan Funeral Home is handling arrangements.




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