Russell D. Adams


April 6, 1928 - July 9, 2013

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Funeral services for Russell D. Adams, 85 of Tyler, are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2013 in the chapel of Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home with Dr. David O. Dykes officiating. Burial will follow at Tyler Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Adams went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 in Tyler. He was born April 6, 1928 in Hopkins County to the late James and Hattie Jones Adams. Russell graduated from Mt Vernon High School in 1946 and graduated from Stephen F. Austin University. He served his country while in the United States Army and was a member of Green Acres Baptist Church. Mr. Adams is preceded in death by his sons, Alan Adams and David Gilmore; brothers, Truman Adams, Howard Adams and Calvin Adams; and sisters, Florie Byrd, Cleo Tinsley, Martha Stephens and Marie Anders.
Survivors include his loving family, wife, Neta Adams; sons, Carl Adams and wife Sharon, Rick Gilmore and wife Janie, and Larry Gilmore; a daughter, Sheryl Weaver and husband Woody; grandchildren, Josh Gilmore, Jason Gilmore, Weston Adams, Cullen Adams, Ryan Pumphrey, Kim Weigman, Heather Rowe, Kathryn Adams and Nicole Johnson; and ten great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be the grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Rick Gilmore, Larry Gilmore, Leo Glover, Don Liles and Jerry Elston.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2013. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Green Acres Baptist Church 1607 Troup Hwy. Tyler, TX 75703 or to a charity of one’s choice.