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1/11/1955 – 3/7/2024

Ronnie Lee Adams passed away on March 7, 2024 in Jackson, TN at the age of 69.

He is preceded in death by his parents Tony and Bobbie Adams and his twin brother, Randy Adams.

He is survived by his wife, Julia Kaye Rich Adams. His siblings, Peggy Wallace (Terry), Rob Adams (Leslie), and Becky Umphers. His children, Ashley Kate Melton (Josh) and Hope Alexandra Owens (Clint). His beloved grandchildren, Magdalyn Cheri, Elinor Kate, Deacon Lee Melton and Olivia Ashley and Finley Alexandra Owens.

Ronnie fiercely loved his family. He was a loyal and caring husband, father, and grandfather. The grandchildren were his pride and joy and will still feel his love for many years to come.

In his childhood, he loved dogs, swimming, fishing, and spending time with his grandparents H. B. Bagwell and Leva Adams.

During his teenage years, some of his best high school memories were playing football under Coach Jim Stowe. Coach Stowe greatly impacted and influenced his life in many ways. Ronnie was recently awarded the 1972 Centennial Tiger Title for his outstanding play as a running back. During the summers, he enjoyed water skiing and lifeguarding at Cub Creek Lake, where he met his future wife.

In his early adult years, Ronnie enjoyed bird hunting and target shooting at Natchez Trace Park. He was a firm believer in his 2nd Amendment rights. He became a Freemason with the Constantine Lodge, also a York Rite Mason, and then earned his 32rd degree with the Scottish Rite of Memphis, TN by the young age of 30.

Later, he received a bachelor’s degree from Bethel University. He worked with his family at Adams Furniture and then Volvo Penta until he retired. After retirement, he worked with his son- in-law Josh helping with field reviews and enjoyed driving all across West TN.

He had a love for rock and bluegrass music and loved concert going with his wife and then later with his children. A book lover by heart, he was an avid reader throughout his entire life. Known by many for his brilliant mind and storytelling abilities, he spoke at Caywood many years on a multitude of historical topics and was known as the pumpkin carver at Halloween. Intrigued by astronomy, he studied it as much as possible and taught about the constellations. Many teachers influenced his life like Ophelia Hall and Ivy Holland, and this inspired him to teach others.

His life, legacy and servant heart reached many people and his love for his grandchildren is what we will remember most about Ronnie Lee Adams.

His memorial service will be held at Stanfill funeral home and cremation Friday March 8th, 2024, from 3:30pm-7pm. His memorial service will recommence Saturday March 9th, 2024, from 12pm-2pm with his service to follow at 2pm.

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