Robert Jay Adams

Robert Jay Adams

Death 20 May 2015 (aged 65)
Burial North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA
Plot Section J, Site 467
Memorial ID 146839697 · View Source
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Robert Jay Adams, age 65, of Pine Bluff, died Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Mr. Adams was born April 4, 1950, in Peoria, Illinois, a son of the late Robert James and Julia Rountree Adams.
Mr. Adams was reared and received his education in Abington, Illinois, graduating from Abington High School in 1968. Upon graduation, he joined the United States Army and served twenty years, retiring as a Sergeant First Class. After returning home from active duty, he began working at the Pine Bluff Arsenal in the communications department, retiring after twenty one years of service.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and had been Pack Leader of Cub Scout Pack 42, and was the assistant troop leader of Boy Scout Troop 100. He was also the cookie drive manager of his daughter’s Girl Scout troop 6.

Written by Gary Adams,
R.I.P. Robert J. Adams.
Robert was born April 4th, 1950, in Peoria Illinois. He died May 20th, 2015, following complications of surgery.
Robert was a 1968 graduate of Abingdon High school, Abingdon, Illinois.
He was a retired Army Veteran with 20 years of military service. Retired at the rank of Sergeant First Class.
His military career included tours in Asmara, Ethiopia, various locations in (then) West Germany, and various locations in the continental U.S. He worked as a morse systems operator for the Army Security Service and as an Army recruiter. He is a recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal and was honorably retired.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert James Adams, of Rome, Illinois, his mother, Julia M. Cassel (nee Rountree), of Abingdon, Illinois, and a younger brother, John M. Cassel, of Hilliard, Florida.
He is survived by his wife, Ayn Freygang, three children, Eli and Hannah Adams, and Kimberly Dawn Smith of Oklahoma, two Grandchildren, Hayley Dawn Starner, and Michael Aaron Smith both of Oklahoma
He is also survived by 12 brothers and sisters:
Donna (Adams) Stevenson- Illinois
Robert Mathis- California
Richard Hoerr- New Mexico
John Mathis- Illinois
Marty Adams- Florida
Gary Adams- Illinois
James Pfeifer- Iowa
John Pfeifer- Illinois
Julie Cassel- Illinois
Leigh Adams- Illinois
Deborah (Adams) Cook- Wisconsin
Michael Adams- Illinois
I will miss you, my brother. Go with God.

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