Fred Adams, grain farmer

August 18, 2019

Fred Adams, 88, of Dagsboro passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. 

He was born July 1, 1931, to the late Isaac J. and Phoebe H. Parker Adams.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife, Vivian E. Adams in 1987; three brothers, John, Clifton and Howard Adams; as well as one sister, Connie Jane Adams; a daughter-in-law, Rita Hudson; a granddaughter, Kasey Hudson; and a great-great-granddaughter, Avery Grace Hudson.

Fred 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 Co., an original member of the Delaware Mobile Surf Fishermen and served on several agricultural committees.  Fred can be described as a quiet, caring, witty, hardworking, dedicated, loving, Christian man, with great wisdom and a wonderful sense of humor.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 26 years, Josephine Adams; a daughter, Sharon Adams; and a special nephew and niece whom he raised as his own after the death of their parents, Tye Webb (Pam) and Tia Watson (Richard Jr.), all of Dagsboro.  After his marriage to Jo he gained four additional children: Victor Hudson of Bridgeville, Dana Plummer (Jeff) of Rehoboth Beach, John Hudson (Dawn) of Millsboro and Martin Hudson (Wendy) of Salisbury, Md.  He is survived by three sisters, Evelyn Parker of Georgetown, Virginia Verosko of Pendleton, S.C., and Annie H. Turner (Gerry) of Central, S.C.; as well as two brothers, Wilburt Adams (Mary Beth)  of Georgetown and Martin Adams (Bonnie) also of Georgetown;  and two sisters-in-law, Florence Adams and Jean Adams.

He also leaves behind 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 (JC), Gavin, Kendall, Jed, Waylon, Chase, Kinsley, Clayton, Peyton, Tirzah, Liam, and one on the way, Jacob; and one great-great-grandson on the way, Braxton. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, friends and neighbors who will all miss him dearly.

A viewing will be held Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. and also Wednesday, Aug. 21, from noon to 1 p.m., with the funeral beginning at 1 p.m. All services will take place at Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro. Pastor Andy Ehlers will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Dagsboro Redmen’s Memorial Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to High Tide Baptist Church for their Building Fund, PO Box 127, Dagsboro, DE 19939, or Vitas Hospice, 30265 Commerce Dr., Suite 202, Millsboro, DE  19966. 

Just recently, Pastor Andy visited Fred and asked if there was anything he wanted to say to 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.


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