September 8, 1955 - October 8, 2021
Dr James Harold Adams died on October 8, 2021, at University Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Jim was born on September 8, 1955. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University, Georgia Southern University, and Oklahoma State University. For over 20 years, he has been a professor at Mississippi State University, and for over 40 years a singer, songwriter, and musician. Jim was married to Natalie Guice Adams for 35 years and a devoted father to Hunter, Rebecca, and Chris. He was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church where he served for years as a Meals on Wheels volunteer. Jim was a character. He loved to talk and never met a stranger. He loved people, and they loved him. He was a generous person and known for his quirky, unexpected gifts. He was an avid Mississippi State fan and beyond excited about their first national championship. Jim truly lived by the motto that the journey was more important than the destination. Jim spent many hours meandering through Mississippi finding barbeque sauces and old friends. He adored his children and grandchildren and loved nothing more than spending time with them doing whatever they wanted to do. He was a devoted husband. He and Natalie met when they were teachers in New Iberia, Louisiana and then spent the next 36 years building a life that was, above all else, full of joy and good times. Jim picked up the guitar seriously in college and never quit playing. Over the years, he has probably written over 100 songs. To the very end, Jim was playing music, writing songs, and finding sustenance in music. Jim is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Ruth Adams, and his mother-in-law Bonnie Guice. He is survived by his wife Natalie, his three children Chris, Hunter and his wife Alexa, and Rebecca and husband Zack; his two grandsons, Lewis and JK; his sister, Jan Feldman; his beloved father-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, and cousins. His celebration of life will be held on Friday, October 15 at 2:00 pm at Grace Presbyterian Church (113 Hargrove Road, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401). In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial contribution to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Grace Presbyterian Meals on Wheels.
Dr James Harold Adams died on October 8, 2021, at University Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Jim was born on September 8, 1955. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University, Georgia Southern University, and Oklahoma State University. For... View Obituary & Service Information
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