Virgil Lee Adams passed away on June 3, 2023, at the age of 74, surrounded by family and loved ones.

From a young age, Virgil believed in hard work and unconditional love. He was born on Dec. 10, 1948, in Indiana, and later moved to Thomasville, Georgia. It was there that he met and married the love of his life, Rebecca. The two went on to have five children: Virgil Jr., Tracy, Sherry, Courtney and Anthony. In 1985, the family made a forever home on beautiful Lake Harding in Lee County, Alabama.

Virgil enjoyed life and truly lived every day as if it were his last. He found solace in nature and was an expert fisherman. Although he spent many days on lakes and ponds, his favorite pastime was, undoubtedly, being with his family. His family was his greatest accomplishment.

Virgil was preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca (2017); his parents, Ethel and Edward Adams; and his sisters, Sue and Rose. He is survived by his five children: Virgil Adams Jr. (Shannon), Tracy Adams Johnson (John), Sherry Adams New (Jake Forbus), Courtney Adams White (Chris) and Anthony Adams (Casey Hornsby); his nine grandchildren, Devin (Ali), Caitlyn, Daniel, Landon, Matthew, Gunner, Fisher, Elaina and Dallas; his two great-grandchildren, Finley and Avery; his close family members, Ricky, Donda, Dale and Kay; his brothers and sisters, Robert, Donna, Mary, Johnny and Bruce; and his sweetheart Becky Maloof (Jobie and son, Blair).

Memorial services for Virgil will be held at 2:30 p.m. EST on June 10, 2023, at Pine Grove Methodist Church, located at 7235 U.S. Highway 29 in Opelika.

Pastor Mechelle Mouriski will be officiating the service.

Anyone wishing to honor Virgil’s lifelong devotion to family may send flowers to: Frederick-Dean Funeral Home
1801 Frederick Road, Opelika, AL 36801.


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