Theron Ray Adams, peacefully met his Savior face-to-face after a full life of 103 years on Saturday, March 14, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mount Pleasant Church Road, Willow Spring, NC. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Willow Spring Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Willow Spring, NC.
A retired tobacco farmer, he was born on July 14, 1911 in Harnett County, the son of the late Branton and Stella Adams.
Theron was preceded in death by the love of his life of 54 years, Eva Inez Barbour Adams and their son, Theron Ray Adams, Jr.. He was the last of four brothers and two sisters, Malcolm Adams, Archie Adams, Irene Adams Moore, Mary Adams Hilliard, Guilford Adams and Glenwood Adams.
He is survived by his daughters, JoAnn Byrd, Deloros Medlin and son-in-love, Bennie; sons, Junious Adams and Michael Adams. He proudly included in his family six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Theron loved his family beyond measure and his sweet friends. He never knew a stranger and all who knew him adored him, but somehow you instantly knew he loved you more. He would do anything he could to help you. He enjoyed story-telling, his birds, word searches and good food, especially his ice cream! He loved to sing and his songs filled our days with happiness. He loved the cross he faithfully wore every day which represented what Theron loved the most, his Lord and he would share that faith with everyone he met.
His family and all who knew him will miss his daily presence in our lives. His legacy of never-ending love, laughter and fullness of joy has impacted our lives and we will never be the same.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Transition LifeCare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.
Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Home. Condolences may be left at thomasfuneral.com