Fred Adams, 88, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. He was born on July 1, 1931, to the late Isaac J. Adams and Phoebe H. Parker Adams.
Adams was a grain farmer for approximately 49 years, harvesting corn, soybeans and wheat. He was a member of High Tide Baptist Church, founding member and past master of Delaware Lodge AF & AM 37 in Dagsboro, member of Nur Temple, life member of the Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Company and an original member of the Delaware Mobile Surf Fishermen; and served on several agricultural committees.
Adams can be described as a quiet, caring, witty, hardworking, dedicated, loving, Christian man, with great wisdom and a wonderful sense of humor.
In addition to his parents, Adams was preceded in death by his first wife, Vivian E. Adams, in 1987; three brothers, John, Clifton and Howard Adams; a sister, Connie Jane Adams; a daughter-in-law, Rita Hudson; a granddaughter, Kasey Hudson; and a great-great-granddaughter, Avery Grace Hudson.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 26 years, Josephine “Jo” Adams; a daughter, Sharon Adams; a special nephew and niece whom he raised as his own after the death of their parents, Tye Webb and his wife, Pam, and Tia Watson and her husband, Richard Watson Jr., all of Dagsboro, Del.; four additional children after his marriage to Jo, Victor Hudson of Bridgeville, Del., Dana Plummer and her husband, Jeff, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., John Hudson and his wife, Dawn, of Millsboro, Del., and Martin Hudson and his wife, Wendy, of Salisbury, Md.; three sisters, Evelyn Parker of Georgetown, Del., Virginia Verosko of Pendleton, S.C., and Annie H. Turner and her spouse, Gerry, of Central, S.C.; two brothers, Wilburt Adams and his wife, Mary Beth, and Martin Adams and his wife, Bonnie, all of Georgetown; two sisters-in-law, Florence Adams and Jean Adams; 12 grandchildren, Rebecca Webb, Kenzie Webb, Paynter Watson, Tristen Telthoester, Jeffrey Plummer, Whitney Dodge, Jessica Baker, Joshua Hudson, Katie Bozman, Kelsea Cozadd, Taylor Hudson and Braydon Hudson; 14 great-grandchildren, Rowan, Thornton, Kaylee, Joshua “J.C.”, Gavin, Kendall, Jed, Waylon, Chase, Kinsley, Clayton, Peyton, Tirzah, Liam and one on the way, Jacob; and a great-great-grandson on the way, Braxton; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members, friends and neighbors, who will miss him dearly.
Viewings were to be held Aug. 20, 2019, with the funeral on Aug. 21, 2019, at Watson Funeral Home in Millsboro, Del. The Rev. Andy Ehlers was to officiate. Burial was to follow in the Redmen Memorial Cemetery in Dagsboro, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial donations to High Tide Baptist Church, Building Fund; P.O. Box 127; Dagsboro, DE 19939, or to VITAS Hospice; 30265 Commerce Dr., Ste. 202; Millsboro, DE 19966.
Just recently, “Pastor Andy” had visited Adams and asked if he had any message for the congregation at High Tide. His words were “Dig Deep,” so the church could be built. Even near the end, he still had his sense of humor, and that is one of the many things that will be missed.
Condolences may be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.