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Robert Wayne “Bob” Adams, 75, died Jan. 27, 2022 in Houston, Texas.

He was born to Charles Edward Adams and Lillian Pearl Dabney King Adams in Baltimore, Maryland. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Germany during the Vietnam War. He had careers in auto mechanics, construction, teaching high school auto and diesel mechanics, and retired as a long-distance truck driver.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Shirley Anne Cooper Adams; a daughter, Teresa Anne Gibson; siblings, Louis King, Richard “Ritchie” King, C. Edward “Eddie” Adams Jr., Carol Adams, Willis “Bill” Adams, James “Jimmy” Adams and David Adams, and a granddaughter.

Interment will be at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 10, 2022 at Houston National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society ( for general cancer research or to StacheStrong ( to support research and awareness to defeating brain cancer and improving the quality of patients’ lives.