Bud Adams

Bud Adams

Bud Adams

William “Bud” Adams was born the son of Chester Adams and Marvel Range Adams on January 9, 1944, in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, and departed this life December 31, 2017, in Jonesboro, Arkansas, at the age of 73 years.

He was united in marriage on February 15, 1964, in Thayer, Missouri, to Phyllis Ann Rhoades.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-three years, Phyllis Adams of the home in Thayer, Missouri; two children, Rhnea Adams and fiancé, Jason Oakes of Hardy, Arkansas and Matthew Adams and wife, Mandy of Viola, Arkansas; two precious granddaughters, Lauren Godwin and husband, Corey of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas and Maylee Adams of Viola, Arkansas; two special great grandsons, Landen and Chase Godwin of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; his father-in-law, Hosea Rhoades of Thayer, Missouri; brother-in-law, Wayne Rhoades of Nixa, Missouri; sister-in-law, Janet Bowers and husband, Don of Thayer, Missouri; a special cousin, Terry Range of Thayer, Missouri; other relatives; and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Marvel Adams and his mother-in-law, Ann Rhoades.

Bud was a graduate of Thayer High School, graduating with the Class of 1962.

He and Phyllis owned and operated Adams Western Store for over fifty years.

Bud was a cattle farmer and one of the last true cowboys. He was an active member of the Thayer and Mammoth Spring Saddle Club for many years and was currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Missouri State Wagon Train.

Most of all, Bud enjoyed driving his team of mules and his wagon on the Gee and Haw Horse and Wagon Ride and also, the Missouri State Wagon Train and Trail Ride with his friends.

Bud was a Christian man and a member of the Thayer First Baptist Church.

He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He will be greatly missed, but we have the peace of God knowing that he is with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.

The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, January 3rd from 12:00 Noon until service time at 2:00.

Burial will be in the Thayer Cemetery with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.

In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions be made in Bud’s memory to Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.

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20 Responses to Bud Adams

  1. Ron & Vicki Myers says:

    Prayers sent to all whose lives he touched.

  2. Rodney & Donna & Jared Harper says:

    Family friends for years, prayers to the family , and may the family find peace!

  3. William Dillard says:

    Enjoyed knowing Bud at Thayer School back in the 50.s, was always well liked and a great friend.Bless him and his family.

  4. Butch & Donna Steed says:

    We are sorry for your loss; albeit heavens gain! Our thoughts and prayers are continually focused on your family at this time.

  5. R.B. & Shana Cochran says:

    So sorry for the loss of Bud, prayers to all the family and friends he left behind.
    Deepest sympathies,
    The Cochrans

  6. Connie Rhoades Hinds says:

    My loving thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. Love, Connie Rhoades Hinds

  7. Trena Spears says:

    Phyllis and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Bud was a wonderful person. I remember hauling hay for him one summer when I was in my late teens and went on many trail rides with him. He will be missed by so many. Heaven has gained a real cowboy. Prayers for comfort and peace.

  8. Jim and Charlotte Fowler says:

    We are sorry to hear of Bud’s passing. We are forever grateful to Bud and Phyllis for
    their help on July 20, 1968, when Jim was in a rodeo accident. They took care of our little girl
    and Jim’s horse while we went on to the hospital in Memphis. Wonderful friends.

  9. Deloris bennett says:

    So, so sorry for your loss. May precious memories wrap around your heart and help provide comfort.

  10. Marcia Newton says:

    Phyllis and family. I just heard of Bud’s passing. My heart hurts for you. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you .

  11. Peggy (Ball) Hickman says:

    Phyllis and all your family our prayers & thoughts are with you now and the many days to come.
    Condolences from all “The Ball Family”
    Ralph, Sue, Cindy, Ralphie, Peggy & Janet

  12. Carl and Charlane Rhoades says:

    Charlane and I send our love and prayers to Phyllis and her family.

  13. Norma Risner says:

    Phyllis and family,You are in my thoughts and prayers.May God comfort you in this time of sorrow.

  14. Dean Williams says:

    Just so sorry for your sudden loss of Bud. You have our deepest sympathy at this very trying time of your life.

  15. Nancy Landes says:

    Phyllis & Family,
    When Mom & I heard the news of Bud’s passing our hearts broke. You both have been such wonderful neighbors & friends to the Landes Family. I have such good memories of Bud- when Terry & I would be at the western store playing he was always so sweet & respectful to us. We always wanted to know what the “real cowboys” were doing at the store. He would always have a funny answer for us. When we got to close to the horses he was always watching out for us. Wonderful memories I will keep in my heart.
    Much Love and prayers- Mary & Nancy Landes

  16. Marie says:

    My heart goes out with deepest sympathy to the family of Bud. God knows your deep heartache and the many tears you shed and he wants to sustain you. In the Bible at 2 Corinthians 4:7 it says that God can give us, “… power beyond what is normal,” to go from one day to the next. This does not mean that we no longer cry or that we forget, but it means we recover. We can recover because of our hope. When Jesus was on earth he saw the grief that his friends Martha and Mary experienced at the death of their brother, Lazarus, the Bible says, “Jesus cried,” (John 11:35). Afterwards, he resurrected Lazarus. Everyone was so joyful at having Lazarus back with them. Jesus Christ talked about our hope in John 5:28, “… all those in the memorial tomb will hear his voice and come out.” Jesus was referring to the resurrection. This is our amazing hope that anchors us. Just like an anchor stabilizes a ship, our hope stabilizes us, keeps us from drowning in overwhelming sadness so we can go from one day to the next. It helps us recover and have the power to go on. Not only does God provide the Bible promises to comfort, he will also comfort you by moving people who care about you to give you help and words of encouragement that you need to hear. When he brings the reality of his promised resurrection, all your tears of pain will be replaced with tears of joy.

  17. Sondra Jones says:

    Deepest sympathy to you and your family. I remember Buddy and your family from the time I was a small child….Buddy always had a huge smile. Would see him at Chester’s house or at the western store with our grandmother (Lucille Martin).
    Sending many prayers. — Sondra (daughter of Larry and Eloise.)

  18. Leroy and Loretta Mills says:

    Phyllis, Leroy and I are so sorry to hear the news of Bud. It was to late for us to be at the memorial service. So sorry for what You and the family are going through. Things just happen so quick. Find strength in the good memories. The picture of Bud is just like Him, always with a smile. Love and may God bless each of you with strength for the hour and the days ahead. We truly care!

  19. Larry and Joyce (Eloise) Whitten says:

    Phyllis and Family,
    No words can express our sorrow for you right now. Our family always thought so much of the Adams family and always grateful for everything you did in helping with Mother (Lucille Martin Johnson). Will always remember Buddy giving me his boots when our home burnt, and remember when Buddy married you and how pretty you were at your wedding. We were long time neighbors and also school mates. Heaven gained an Angel and Buddy is riding his horse down the streets of gold. We will be remembering you in our prayers.
    Joyce (Eloise) and Larry.

  20. Lynne (Rhoades) Wherley says:

    Phyllis and family
    We were so sorry to hear of Bud’s passing. You have our deepest sympathy and our prayers.
    Thinking of you at this difficult time.

    Tom and Lynne Wherley

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