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Timothy Adams

October 4, 1932 — June 22, 2023

Timothy Adams, beloved Dad, Paw Paw, uncle and friend, went to be with his Savior on June 22, 2023. He was preceded in death by: his cherished wife of 63 years, Evelyn Morgan Adams; his parents, Crozier "Pete" and Katherine Skipper Adams; six brothers, Roy, Zecue, Frazier, Elmer, Lawton and Hue Gene; three sisters, Carlue Thompson, Myrtie Oden and Leonia Pesnell; and several nieces and nephews.
 
Born in 1932 and raised on the family farm in South Vinemont, Alabama, Tim learned hard work at an early age. A natural athlete, he excelled in multiple sports, was selected for the all-district basketball team in 1951/52 while at Cullman High School, and played at Saint Bernard's college. Tim's pride in the family name, work ethic, and competitiveness carried over into his adult life. Whether cutting hair (his dream profession from youth) or doing yard work, he always gave his best. He built up the family business, Tim Adams Hair Designers, into an eastern Birmingham area fixture, served his community on the Jefferson County Barber Commission, and tirelessly supported his church home, Ridgecrest Baptist Church.
 
However, Tim will be best remembered for the way he combined his inner drive with his guiding principles and character traits. He made a decision to follow Jesus Christ at an early age, and biblical precepts deeply shaped him. His personal strengths read like Paul's listing of the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23. 
 
Tim cared greatly for others, especially the weak and helpless, and had a special place in his heart for children. He was a joyful person, possessing a rich voice that he happily shared and a great sense of humor. Tim's friendliness was legendary: he loved to see old friends and made new ones easily. Of barbering he often said: "I have a great job. I get to see my friends every few weeks." Tim was strong and driven, yet gentle and patient.
 
Tim's perhaps most outstanding trait was his faithfulness. He had faith in his own abilities, and others could fully rely on him. He was trusting of others as well. Most importantly, he trusted God. An unshakable foundation, his faith was free of doubt and free of judgement. Tim loved to share his testimony - during church visitation, but also with customers at work and even strangers. He trusted God's designs for him and others. "Everything's going to be alright" was his frequent encouragement. His optimism was contagious - and yet another reason it was so pleasant to be around him.
 
All these traits earned Tim the loyalty of his customers and made him a trusted voice in every decision-making body on which he served. At home, his sons sought the protection of his strong arms as boys, his reassurance as youths and his wisdom as adults. 
 
Tim's qualities were probably best revealed in his marriage to Evelyn. They formed the perfect team. She gave direction to his energy and purpose to his strength. He brought calm to her restlessness and delivery to her creativity. Whenever Evelyn found that a charitable project was needed (and that was often), she looked to him for support, which he gladly provided. Tim loved to get things done, and Evelyn wanted things done right.
 
Tim enriched the lives of everyone he met. He is survived by: two grateful sons, Patrick (Mary Ashley) and Barry (Lyuda); five adoring grandchildren, Jacob, Ethan, McKenzie, Mathilda and Max; sister-in-law Sharon Morgan; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; and countless friends.
 
The family would like to thank the staff at Peachtree Senior Living, Legacy Ridge Assisted Living, TLC Nursing Center and Enhabit Home Health & Hospice for the kind care Tim received over the last several years.
 
Visitation will be from 12:30-2:00 on Wednesday, June 28th, at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home and Gardens (1591 Gadsden Highway, Birmingham AL) with a celebration of Tim's life to follow at 2:00. The burial will take place immediately thereafter. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation in Tim's name to Ridgecrest Baptist Church (7789 Gadsden Highway, Trussville AL 35173). 

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Wednesday, June 28, 2023

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