American Veteran 01

John Wesley Adams, Jr.

August 1, 1948 ~ November 25, 2021 (age 73)

Obituary

John Wesley (J. W.) Adams was born August 1, 1948 to A. D. McGlaun and John Whitson (Doc) Adams. He accepted Christ at an early age and joined Harrisonville M B Church, then later joined Second Baptist Church, where he was Superintendent of Sunday School, and Chief Usher. He remained faithful until his illness.

J. W. was a graduate of Central High School's Class of 1968. He attended Coahoma Jr. College and Northwest Mississippi Community College. John spent three years in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Later, he enrolled at the University of Mississippi. John served on the Lafayette County Board of Education in 2002, and served on the College Hill Water Association Board until his death. He was a member and past president of the OTS/CHS Alumni Association. He was also a member and past president the Christian Community Involvement Association, past president, former member and Treasurer of the Masonic Lodge #16.

In March of 1994, John was united in holy matrimony with Vickie Frierson. To this union, they were blessed to raise a son. He was a proud father and a devoted husband, and enjoyed being outside with nature. He enjoyed attending his son’s sporting events from kindergarten throughout his high school years. John’s favorite pastime was watching television, whether it be westerns, mysteries, or sports, especially football. He enjoyed solving crossword puzzles, and reading his Sunday school lesson. He also enjoyed riding his bicycle. John worked for the Lafayette County Road Department for twenty-five years.

On November 25, 2021, John went to his eternal home to be with the Lord. Memories of him will forever remain in the heart of his wife of 27 years, Vickie Frierson Adams, of Oxford, MS. He leaves to cherish his memories a son, Benjamin Wesley Adams of Oxford, MS; two daughters, Robin Harmon of Acworth, GA, and LaTwanza Price of Southfield, MI; three grandchildren, Shawon, Dennis, and Chandra; a great grandson, JaMari; He also leaves to cherish his memories his brother Robert (Margaret) Adams of South Bend, IN; three sisters, Anne Hawkins Peterson of South Bend, IN; Janice Brown of Olive Branch, MS; and his cousin raised as his sister Mary Lynn Kinnie (Ryland) ; a step-sister, Dorothy Thompson Butler of Oxford, MS; four sisters-in-Laws, Margaret Adams, Stella Frierson Buford, Ollie Oliver Sledge and Wilma Orange Frierson; his special nieces, Martha, Stacy, Shotoire, Shotunus; four nephews, Robert, Jr., Leronn, and Gary, all of South Bend, IN, and Damian of Olive Branch, MS; his very, very special nieces, Lavorace, Felicia, Andrea, Jacelyn, Avis; four very, very special nephews, Linwood, Kenyon, Terance and Jeremy, and three special great nieces, Ken’Nia, Moriah and Selah Grace, and a great nephew, Imani. He also leaves to cherish his memories a host of other nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Along with his parents, John was preceded in death by his brothers, M. C. Williams, James Owens, Willie Lee McGlaun, and sisters, Mary Catherine Foster, Suzie Vaughn and Mildred Miller.

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Services

Viewing
Friday
December 3, 2021

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
L. Hodges Funeral Service
38-F Hwy 334
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

Parking Lot Service
Saturday
December 4, 2021

11:00 AM
L. Hodges Funeral Service
38-F Hwy 334
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

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Burial
Saturday
December 4, 2021

Pleasant Green M.B. Church
2127 Hwy 315
Water Valley, MS 38965

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