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Owen Dickson Adams

January 13, 1926 - April 18, 2017

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GREENWOOD, LA – Funeral services celebrating the life of Owen Dickson Adams, 91, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Greenwood, LA. Interment will follow at Forest Park West Cemetery. Rev. Joe Bob Alexander and Rev. Kenny Joyner will be officiating. Visitation with the family will be held prior to the service beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Owen was born January 13, 1926 in Shreveport to Hearsey Bryant Adams and Doris Hasty Adams and passed away April 18, 2017. As a child he was in the Boy Scouts of America. He earned the highest achievement by becoming an Eagle Scout. Owen proudly served his country during WWII in the US Army Air Force. After returning home he enrolled in LSU where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and earned his Engineering degree. Owen went to work for Texas Eastern as a Mechanical Engineer. During that time he met the love of his life, Patricia Grove, and they married in 1954. He retired after 30 years at Texas Eastern. Owen was the first Republican to be elected to the Police Jury for Caddo Parish and served for 12 years. He went on to serve the community of Greenwood as the Mayor for 12 years and as Alderman for 12 years. Owen was very devoted to his church, First Baptist in Greenwood, where he was a deacon for over 50 years, also adult and youth Sunday School teacher. Owen lived a life of service to his family, his community and church. He was a giving and selfless man who could always be found helping anyone in need. Owen was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Owen was preceded in death by his parents, Hearsey and Doris Adams. Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 62 years, Patricia Grove Adams; sons, Brad Adams and wife, Teresa, Greg Adams and wife, Kimberly, and Clay Adams and wife, Janet; daughter, Kim Schevers and husband, Danny; grandchildren, Heidi Naquin and husband, Aaron, Bryan Adams and wife, Tana, Lauren Joie and husband Joe, Nelson Adams and wife, Danni, Chrissy Gates and husband, Jonathan, Jenna Tolbert, Brooke Story and husband, Tyler, Austin Adams, Ethan Adams, Anna Adams, and Natalie Adams; great-grandchildren, Avery, Wyatt, Landry Naquin, Braedy and Ally Adams, Logan and Anniston Joie, Millie Opal Jones, Hendrix Tolbert, Michah Kern, and Brinley Story.

Honoring Owen as pallbearers will be, Bryan Adams, Nelson Adams, Austin Adams, Ethan Adams, Aaron Naquin, and Wyatt Naquin.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be, Sonny Sorrell, John Webb, and Jerry Allen.

The family would like to express special thanks to the staff’s at Amedysis Hospice and Guardian Hospice for all the care, support and love they gave to Owen.