William R. “Bob” Adams, age 89, a resident of the Glen Alice community of Rockwood, went Home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 1, 2023, from the Roane Medical Center. He was born November 6, 1933, in Soddy in Hamilton County, Tennessee. He was a member of the Glen Alice Christian Church in Rockwood. Bob was a retired Iron Worker and a member of the Iron Workers Union, Local # 384 in Knoxville, Tennessee. He was a proud U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. Most of all, Bob was a hard-working man, and a good husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Addison & Pauline Adams; son: Jeff Adams; son-in-law: Wayne Reid; grandson: Dwayne Reid; grandson-in-law: Jason Birchfield; sister: Helen Cagle; and brothers: Ed Adams, Gene Adams, and Wayne Adams.

Survivors include his wife of 71 years: Sarah Jane Miller Adams of Rockwood; son & daughter-in-law: Steve & Carolyn Adams of Rockwood; daughter: Judy Reid of Rockwood; grandchildren: Stephanie Reid of Rockwood, Stacey (Jon) Smith of Rockwood (Pine Orchard), and Allison (Mike) Beasley of Kingston; great-grandchildren: Hunter Reid (Maddie Melendrez) of Bellefontaine, Ohio, Clayton Smith & bride to be, Sadie Brasel of Pine Orchard, and Hadley Ann Giles of Kingston; great-great-grandson: Crue Dwayne Reid of Ohio; sister: Betty Wyrick of Rockwood; sisters-in-law: Eula Mae Adams of Rockwood, and Mickie Adams of Rockwood; special friends: Ronnie Houston and Steve Kirkland; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends including his iron worker friends and his Hardee’s breakfast buddies.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, October 3, 2023, from 5 until 7 p.m. at the Evans Mortuary in Rockwood. Funeral services will follow on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at 7 p.m. from the chapel of Evans Mortuary with Pastor Jeff Parrott and Pastor Ronnie Nickell officiating. Committal services and interment will be held Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at 11 a.m. in the Glen Alice Cemetery in Rockwood with full military honors by the Roane County Military Memorial Honor Guard and the Tennessee Army National Guard. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Roane Medical Center, Taryn Phillips of Quality Private Care, and Brent with Buckeye Medical for their compassionate care of Bob. Evans Mortuary of Rockwood is serving the family.