Johnny White Adams, age 82, of Hiddenite, passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at his home after an extended illness.
Johnny was born on August 20, 1940 in Iredell County to the late James Paul Adams and Eloise White Adams. He graduated from Hiddenite High School and went to work for Public Gas Service in Statesville as a welder. He later went to work for Mountaire Chicken Farms as a Poultry Service Technician. He was a member of Hiddenite Fire Department, where he was on the Board of Directors. He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church, which he served as Co-Head Usher for many years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Tom and Ruby Adams, Bob and Augusta White.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 63 years, Noreta Russell Adams of the home; his son, Dale Adams and wife, Fonda, of Hiddenite; two grandsons, Jared Adams, Logan Adams; two sisters, Becky Gardner, Paulette “Sissy” Hefner and husband, Jerry, all of Taylorsville; two nephews, Jeremy Hefner, Chris Jenkins; two nieces, Jenna Buff and Cindy Killian.
The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until 2:45 p.m., Sunday, November 27, 2022 at Fairview Baptist Church with the funeral service to follow at 3 p.m. Rev. Durant Barr and Rev. Henry Cook will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The body will lie-in-state from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Saturday, November 26, 2022, in the Adams Funeral Home Chapel.
Pallbearers include: Jared Adams, Logan Adams, Jerry Hefner, Jeremy Hefner, David Ford, Tim Houser, and Raeford Russell.
The family would like to express a special thanks to Johnny’s caregivers, Margie Crump, Sheri Farley, Betty Sensing, Elizabeth Sensing, Debbie Presnell and special hospice workers, Jessica Ball and Tonya Mays.
Memorials may be made to: Fairview Baptist Church, c/o Sharon Bunton, PO Box 9, Hiddenite, NC 28636 or to Wake Forest Baptist Health Care At Home Hospice, 126 Executive Drive, Suite 110, Wilkesboro, NC 28697.
Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
Adams Funeral Home and cremation services are honored to be serving the family of Johnny White Adams.