Robert Carl Adams, 95, of Poteau, OK passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017 in Poteau. Robert was born September 8, 1921 in Bokoshe, OK to Allen & Delia Adams. His was a big wonderful family. They all worked together and worked hard as was needed in those times. When Robert was 17 he joined the CCC or Civilian Conservation Corps. One of his first adventures away from home was in Cody, WY. On Nov. 27, 1942 he joined the Navy and the Seabees. He was so proud of being a Seabee. He learned new things, went to new places and felt honored he contributed to his country. If he talked or was asked questions about the Navy and Seabees he would get the biggest smile on his face; he was proud. In 1945 he married Maxine Watson and they had 57 wonderful years together. They had one daughter, Patricia "Pat" who they loved with all their hearts. Years later they had a granddaughter, Aimee, who completely stole their hearts and filled their souls. Bob decided to retire and move to Keota, OK where they found a new house and a new church they really cared for and enjoyed. Maxine passed in November 2003 and we still miss her. Years later Bob met Jean at church and they later married. They had a wonderful time together. We will all miss Robert. He was a good, honest, kind man, with a heart big as the heavens. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Maxine Adams; sister, Pearl and brothers, Bill, Dale, Denver & Floyd Adams.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Adams; daughter, Patricia Freeny & husband Mike granddaughter, Aimer Brummer of Paris, KY; brothers, Harold & James Adams of California; other relatives, loved ones and friends.
Services will be 2 pm, Friday, April 14, 2017 at Murry Spur Free Will Baptist Church, Spiro, OK with Rev. C.L. Thomas officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Panama. Pallbearers will be Travis Swiss, Ferrel Tabur, Wayne Smith, Howard Massie, Jimmy Evans, Acie Conrad.
The family will be at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends.