October 28, 1932 - January 11, 2018
DATE/TIME/LOCATION CHANGE DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER Dr. Gilbert I. Adams, age 85, of Las Cruces, NM, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018. Dr. Adams was a Watauga County, NC native. He was a Baptist minister for 28 years. He served Vaughn’s Chapel Baptist Church and Oral Baptist Church in Lenoir City, TN; Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Liberty, NC; Oak Street Baptist Church in Elizabethton, TN; Temple Baptist Church in Johnson City, TN; Ninth Street Baptist Church in Erwin, TN; Glenwood Baptist Church in Kingsport, TN; and Sixth Street Baptist Church in Silver City, NM. In later years, he worked in insurance and investments with Prudential Financial as a manager. Dr. Adams was preceded in death by: his parents, Allen D. Adams and Stella G. Adams; three brothers, Burl N. Greene, Albert B. Greene and Billy L. Greene; one sister, Blanche A. Henderson; one great-grandson, Aiden Patrick Turner. Dr. Gilbert I. Adams has left behind to cherish his memories: Wife: Linda Martinez Adams; Brother: Johnny B. Adams; Sister: Peggy Park Kirksey; Daughters: Laura Gail Stockton and husband, Steve; Valerie S. Adams and fiancé, Gene; Melanie K. Adams and special friend, Kowboy; Frieda A. Irby and husband Bruce; Esther Raquel Montgomery and husband O. D.; Son: Michael L. Martinez; 11 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; Several nieces and nephews. The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Dr. Gilbert I. Adams in a funeral service to be held at 7:00 PM, Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Ninth Street Baptist Church, 310 9th Street, Erwin, TN. Dr. Ron Murray will officiate. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will be held on Thursday, January 18. 2018 beginning at 6:00 PM and will continue until service time at Ninth Street Baptist Church. A committal service will be held on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 11:00 AM in Cove Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, 1330 Sherwood Road, Vilas, NC. Those serving as pallbearers will be son, sons-in-law, fiancé, friend, brother and deacon: Michael L. Martinez, O. D. Warner, Bruce Irby, Gene Hammer, Jeff Campbell, Johnny Adams, and Kenneth Day. Honorary pallbearers will be the present and retired deacons of Ninth Street Baptist Church. Those attending the graveside committal service will meet at Cove Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Vilas, NC by 10:45 AM on Friday, January 19, 2018. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial donations be made to Ninth Street Baptist Church, 310 9th Street, Erwin, TN 37650. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at www.valleyfuneralhome.net or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ValleyFuneralHomeErwin. These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Dr. Gilbert I. Adams through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.
DATE/TIME/LOCATION CHANGE DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER Dr. Gilbert I. Adams, age 85, of Las Cruces, NM, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018. Dr. Adams was a Watauga County, NC native. He was a Baptist minister for 28 years. He served Vaughn’s... View Obituary & Service Information
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