Bennie Adams

Born: Thu., Dec. 3, 1925
Died: Fri., Mar. 3, 2017


Visitation

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Mar. 05, 2017
Location: Glenwood Chapel


Funeral Service

2:00 PM Mon., Mar. 06, 2017
Location: Glenwood First Baptist Church


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Mr. Bennie Adams, age 91, of Glenwood died early Friday morning, March 3, 2017, at his residence after a brief illness.  Bennie was a native of Jeff Davis County and had resided in Glenwood most of his life.  

Bennie left his public education at a young age to enlist in the United States Marine Corp during World War II.  During the war, and at the age of 19, he received the Purple Heart after being severely wounded in combat in Okinawa, Japan.  The story of his injury was told countless times by Bennie, especially when someone asked him one of two questions.  First, many asked Bennie: How did you lose your leg?  He always gave the same answer, “I did not lose my leg.  It was shot off, I did not lose it, I know exactly where I left it, it’s in Okinawa”.  Secondly, the curious would ask Bennie how the accident that resulted in him losing his leg happened and he would always respond, “Accident?  This was not an accident, the Jap shot me on purpose, this was not an accident, he was trying to kill me”.  Despite the loss of his leg in combat defending his country, Bennie never saw himself as being limited as he became a master plumber and electrician after the war.  He never let the loss of his leg prevent him from accomplishing anything.

Bennie was a member of Glenwood First Baptist Church where he formerly served as deacon, Sunday School teacher, and Training Union director.  He was an accomplished Lay Speaker who was eager to share his faith and testimony with others.  He was an avid gardener.  He grew the most beautiful Zinnia’s and prior to his wife’s death on Thanksgiving day of 2016 he went every day to his garden to pick and present to her fresh flowers.  Bennie was an inspiration to all who knew him and he was a loving and wonderful father and grandfather.

Bennie is preceded in death by his wife, Doris K. Adams in 2016.

He is survived by three sons, Buddy Adams (Lydia) of Mt. Vernon, Bennie Adams Jr. of Glenwood, and Aaron Adams (Amy) of Glenwood; three daughters, Linda Fortner of Glenwood, Wanda Paulk of Glenwood and Tina Harper (Wayne) of Forsyth; three brothers, Marvin Adams of Dublin, Lee Ander Adams Jr. of Macon, and Edward Adams of Lovett; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.  An abundance of nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Mr. Bennie Adams will be held Monday March 6, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Glenwood First Baptist Church, with Reverend Kevin Hammons and Reverend George Fields (with narration by Dr. Keith Tipton) officiating. Interment will follow in Glenwood City Cemetery with Military Honors. The family will receive friends at Stewart-Rosier Funeral Service Glenwood Chapel Sunday March 5, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.

Per the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be offered to Glenwood First Baptist Church at PO Box 545, Glenwood Ga 30428.

         Stewart-Rosier Funeral Service Glenwood Chapel is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Catherine Clark Jones
   Posted Sat March 04, 2017
So sorry for your loss.Your family will be in my prayers.

Jeff Joiner
   Posted Sat March 04, 2017

MOUNTAIN MEADOW PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent by Jeff Joiner.

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John and Janet Henry
   Posted Sat March 04, 2017
I'm sorry for the loss of Mr. Bennie. He will surely be missed. May God Bless each of you during this time of sadness.

Danny Harbin
   Posted Sat March 04, 2017
Sorry for your loss.

Gary Sanford
   Posted Sun March 05, 2017
It is with sincere regret that I have learned of the passing of my cousin, Bennie Adams. He has always been regarded with my admiration and respect. Bennie is one of our people known as a member of "the greatest generation" ever produced by our country due to his service in behalf of our country in World War II. His family and friends have my sympathy and condolences. My best wishes to Bennie's loved ones. Respectfully: Gary Sanford.

Shirley Kent Weeks
   Posted Sun March 05, 2017
Bennie and Doris were faithful members of Glenwood Baptist Church. I have good memories of going to church with them.

Faye Smith
   Posted Mon March 06, 2017
So sorry for you loss will be in pray for the family

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