The memorial services for Robert Dean Adams will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at 10:30 am from First Baptist Church in Schulenburg, Texas. Preceded in death by his father, Harold Adams, and his mother, Marjorie Livingston Adams. Survived by his wife, Deanna Fondren Adams, of Schulenburg, Texas; two sons, Craig Randall Adams of Austin, Texas, and Bryan Lee Adams, of Houston, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Jennifer Williams Born Adams, of Houston, Texas; one granddaughter (Ellison Adams), one grandson (Hayden Thomas Adams), and one step-grandson (Grayson Born), all of Houston, Texas; one brother, Bill Adams, of Corpus Christi, Texas, and one sister, Linda Cotham, of Harlingen, Texas; and several cousins in Missouri, Virginia, and California.
He was born in Mathis, Texas, on July 31, 1939. He graduated from Mathis High School in 1957. He graduated from Texas A & I University where he studied agriculture, business, and education.
He served in the U.S. Army on active duty in South Korea from 1963 to 1964 and served in the reserves until 1969.
He married Deanna Fondren Adams on August 20, 1966, in Weslaco, Texas, and moved to the Calallen/Robstown area where they lived together for almost 40 years.
He and his wife were members of the Central Baptist Church in Robstown and helped to plant a church in the Calallen area on FM 624 that today is River Hills Baptist Church. He served in River Hills Baptist Church as a deacon, usher, and Sunday School teacher, among other positions. He also was active in the local ministries of the Gideons International.
He worked as a coach and teacher in the late 1960's and early 1970's in the Mathis, London, and Corpus Christi school districts. He then went to work as a self-employed sales representative for gift, candy, and packaging companies, including Lamme's Candies of Austin. He served customers throughout South Texas from Corpus Christi, to the Rio Grande Valley, Laredo, San Antonio, Temple, and Galveston.
He and his wife moved to the Schulenburg area in 2006, where they built their own home on eight acres of wooded property. They have been active members of First Baptist Church of Schulenburg, Texas, where he served as deacon. He was diagnosed with cancer in January 2012, and fought bravely with the love and support and prayers of friends and family until he died in his home on April 19, 2013. He loved the Lord Jesus Christ and His Church and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 am at the First Baptist Church of Schulenburg, Texas, located at 110 N. Upton Avenue, Schulenburg, Texas. His remains will be cremated. Funeral arrangements handled by the Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Home in Schulenburg. Additional information available at www.schwenkebaumgarten.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Memorial Fund at First Baptist Church in Schulenburg.