Thursday, December 5, 2013

In Memory of my Sweet Father-in-law

JOHN EMERY ADAMS
8/29/1912-  12/5/2013
George's sweet Daddy,  John Emery Adams,  age 101,  died peacefully in his sleep today (December 5, 2013)  at the home of George's sister's home in Tullahoma, Tennessee.  George and I are on vacation at Ocean Isle Beach this week --but will head home tomorrow.   I know that I am on 'blog vacation' --but I also know that many of you have followed my posts talking about this wonderful man, and would want to know about his death.

Dad has had a cold and infection for a couple of weeks --- and has gone down physically and mentally the past several months.  His death is really a blessing --although we will miss him terribly.   He lived a long and healthy life.  Now--he is with his beloved wife --whom he has missed so very much.

Please keep our family in your prayers.  The service is Monday---so I will not do a blog post until later next week,  even though I said I would be back to blogging on Dec. 9.

God Rest Your Soul,  JOHN EMERY ADAMS.  You lived a fabulous life!!  I love you so very very much!

Hugs,

73 comments:

carolina nana said...

Sending prayers your way. I'm so glad he died peacefully. I will keep you and George in my prayers during this time. May God comfort and give you all the strength you need.
Blessings Marilyn

Nellie said...

Oh, Betsy! I send my thoughts and prayers for you and all the family.

Love and hugs,
Nellie

Sylvia K said...

Sending very heart felt thoughts to you both!! I'm so glad he went peacefully!! You are both in my heart and in my prayers.
Much love,
Sylvia

Ms. A said...

Thoughts and prayers to you, George and the family, as you deal with the loss. I'm so terribly sorry.

Rose ~ from Oz said...

As blog friends I feel I got to know this lovely man, RIP Mr Adams!
George and Betsy you and your extended family are firmly in my thoughts and prayers.
Through technology and the world wide web, many people were able to meet this sweet and amazing gentleman whom you shall miss so very much.
Hugs
from across the miles
Rose

Linda Gross said...

I am so sorry to hear that your father-in-law has passed away. Sending my love and thoughts and prayers your way.

The Furry Gnome said...

God be with you all.

Jim and Sandie said...

Rose said it so well - we here in blogland got to know your Father-in-Law through your posts and while we are sad for those left behind, we are happy for him to be with his beloved wife and out of this earthly body. Prayers and hugs to you and all your family.

Ginny said...

Oh, I am so very sorry! I know he missed his wife so much, the love of his life. And now they are together. Though that is not much comfort for those he left.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Parting is always hard,no matter what the age,but the comfort we have in knowing that we will be with those loved ones again,helps us through those tough times. May god give you a special touch of His love today..

Grandma Bonnie said...

Sending my prayers your way. May your family be blessed while you morn your loss.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Sending my sincere condolences to you and your family members.
I feel like I knew Mr. Adams through your wonderful posts. He was a fine gentleman, who will now be reunited with the love of his life.
God speed.
~Jo

Shug said...

What a wonderful celebration of life to have lived to be 101. My prayers for your family as you celebrate his home going. Sending you and George, my love and big hugs! Be safe with your travels home. I'll be checking on you!

hugs,
shug

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Betsy and George, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know you will miss him so much, but he is happy now with his beloved wife. Praying for you and your family. Be safe traveling!

Hugs and love,
Cheryl

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

You and George have Doug's and my deepest sympathy. I know "Dad Adams" will be sorely missed.

camp and cottage living said...

Betsy
My prayers are with you and your family.
I know from your writings that your FIL was a dear man.
I know you will miss him.

Our photos said...

Beautiful picture of your father,
Betsy!

Weekend-Windup said...

Sorry to hear about your father-in-law death. But feel good he has not been in any problems and went to god peacefully.
Sending my prayers to your family.

Pam :) said...

I am so very sorry for your loss Betsy. My thoughts and prayers are with you, George and family.
At 101 he had a good long life full of happiness with his family.

Hugs n Love to you and George.

Jazzmin said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss today! I am so glad he passed away peacefully though and was able to live a full, wonderful life. My prayers are with you and your family. I know God will be comforting you.

Hugs! God bless you.
~Jazzmin

Kay said...

My thoughts and prayers are with your family, Betsy. It's a heartbreak and yet I know you are all rejoicing in his long life with his loving family.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Betsy. thank you for letting us know. it is a sad time yet a time of rejoicing for a life well lived.. he now is in a better place. no more pain, no more sorrow. my thoughts and prayers are with you and George.

Blackberry Lane said...

You all will be in our prayers.

Linda@arichtapestry said...

Dear Betsy. I'm so sorry to hear your news about Mr. Adams going Home to be with God and his beloved wife. I know from the times that you have posted that 'Dad Adams' was a gracious man. May the Lord comfort you, George and the family in your loss and I will be thinking of you all on Monday especially.

Eva Ason said...

Big hugs and prayers to you all!!

Larry said...

My sympathies…. what a marvelous and long life… Larry

ladyfi said...

So sorry to hear this. But I think he had a well-lived life.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Dear Betsy and George ~ I am so sorry for the loss of this loving, kind and wonderful dear man in your life, your father-in-law and father. I came to love him through your posts about him.

Love, hugs and prayers to you and your family at this time.

FlowerLady

Out on the prairie said...

A very nice tribute Betsy

Sandra said...

so sorry to hear of his passing, but like you said he is happy now... God's blessings on your family.

linda m said...

God rest his soul. He is now with the Lord and can celebrate Christ birth in person. Also he is finally reunited with his beloved wife. A prayer is being said for all.

From the Kitchen said...

I'm sure the family is wrapped in happy memories of this beloved gentleman. I'll miss your posts about him. Draw strength from one another as you gather to celebrate his long life.

Best,
Bonnie

Donna said...

I know that your hearts have to be broken. I will keep you in my prayers.

Janice K said...

I am with you praising God for the long and good life that He gave your father-in-law, thinking of the joy he is having in heaven, and praying for the comfort for all of you who loved him so much.

Beatriz said...

Dear Betsy

All my thoughts to you and George.

A big, big hug for you!

Bia

Chatty Crone said...

You know Betsy - to live that long - to have had a healthy life that long - and the to die in his sleep - he was a blessed man. I hope that for me too! I am sorry for both your and George's lost, but happy Heaven has another wonderful person.
sandie

Marcia said...

What a wonderfully full long life your father-in-law had. I'm sure you were glad to have been part of it. I know how you will all miss him. Hugs to you, George and the family as you mourn.

Betty Manousos said...

oh betsy, terribly sorry to hear this...God rest his soul. sending my thoughts and prayers to you, George and the family at this time.

(((hugs)))

LV said...

So sorry to hear of this loss. Having lived this long, lots of great memories to cherish.

Sandra said...

I send my sincerest condolences to you and George at this difficult time, Rose is right, it does feel like we have known Mr Adams and it has been a privilege, rest well and reunited with his beloved wife x

Lynn said...

Betsy and George, Sending you heartfelt condolences on the passing of George's father. I know now why the Lord lead me to take a moment to pull up your blog today. Yes, he certainly lead a long, full life and now is with his beloved wife again. Both of them now are "Home" for Christmas.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

I'm so sorry about your father-in-law passing away. You are in my thoughts and prayers. It's always so difficult to lose a loved one during the holidays. My father passed away in 1988 on Thanksgiving Day. Always this holiday is sad as I recall my dad's passing.
Love and prayers,
Brenda

David said...

Betsy, It is great that everyone has such fond and positive memories of your father-in-law! 101 is amazing and it sounds like it was only recently that his health interfered with a decent quality of life... Our prayers are with you. We celebrate Laurie's aunt's 100th birthday in January. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

SweetMarie said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours. A big hug to you and George from me,
Marie

Ann said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. My deepest condolences to you and the family.

Big Dude said...

Sorry for your loss Betsy and George, buy what a long life he had and I know you spent plenty of time with him.

Dee said...

Dear Betsy, he died on the same day as Nelson Mandela and I suspect from what you have written here and from earlier posts that your father-in-law, like Mandela, was a sweet man with a sense of rightness and fairness that made the world a better place for his having been here. Peace.

Terry and Linda said...

Dear Betsy and George! Please know that my heartfelt love is with you now. It is never an easy thing to loose a parent even though it is a blessing. I wish I were there to give you a hug!

Love you!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Betsy, My prayers and condolences for your family.

Fun60 said...

It is good to be able to take comfort when someone has had a long, happy and fulfilling life. Even so you and the family must be terribly sad at his passing. My thought are with you during the coming wee.k

eileeninmd said...

Betsy, sending my prayers to you, George and the family. So sorry for your loss!

Susie Swanson said...

We send our deepest condolences to all of you. I have enjoyed all of your posts about him. He is so much better off and it is a blessing that he went the way he did. My dad fell in the yard. That was a blessing for him . The doctors said his heart just played out. I know it will be so hard on all of you but like you said he's where he wants to be. Sending prayers and hugs, Susie

Happyone said...

Oh I am so sorry and sad to hear this news. What a wonderful man is must have been. Nice to know that he is now in heaven with his wife. Prayers and thoughts are with you and George and all the family.

Daisy said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Betsy. Keeping your family in my prayers.

Elizabeth said...

Dear Betsy, I had been thinking about George's dad this week, realizing that you had not posted about him in awhile. Now I understand that he was getting ready to leave his earthly body, which had given him such a fabulous life for 101 years, and now he is without sadness or suffering. My heart is with you and George.

Terri Buster said...

Sweet tribute Betsy- my thoughts and prayers are with you and George and the family.

diane b said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. He seemed such a wonderful old man. He has been lucky to have the kindness of You, George and especially george's sister.Thinking of you and sending hugs.

KathyA said...

What a marvelous milestone this wonderful man reached! Blessings and Peace to you and your family.

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Never easy to say goodbye but what a sweet peaceful way for him to go home. Blessing for you all. {hug}

DeniseinVA said...

Such sad news Betsy and I am so very sorry for the loss of George's Dad. I will be thinking of you all on Monday.

troutbirder said...

No matter how aged it's always tough to lose our special people. Pass on my condolences to George for his father...

Serenity Cove said...

Sending prayers your way Betsy! It's hard to lose a loved one no matter what their age especially around the holidays. Hugs....Pearl

SquirrelQueen said...

So sorry to hear about the passing of George's dad. I will keep you, George and the family in my thoughts and prayers.

Twilight Man said...

I have been following your blog updates about your dearest father in law and we all loved him! He was such a dear gentleman and had lived a good & happy life.

I send my deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolence to you and George. Big hugs from me.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

He lived a full life, I'm sure.
Still, the heart aches for the loss.

You all are in my thoughts.

Dr. Kathy McCoy said...

Oh, Betsy! My best to you and George. Even though he lived a very long and full life, I know you'll miss this dear, very special man. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I have so enjoyed the posts you have done about him. I'm thinking of you and your family.

imac said...

RIP George's Father.Hope you all celebrated his Llfe.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR My Friend

Catherine said...

I'm so sorry for your loss sweet friend. I know you and your sweetie will have precious memories of spending time with him.
Hugs,
xo Catherine

Small City Scenes said...

Oh Betsy and George, so so sorry for your loss. Yes I am sure Dad Adams is happy to be reunited with is lovely sweetheart. I felt tears come to my eyes when I saw this. I felt so close to him through you.
Peace and happiness, MB

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I read the sad news on facebook, and today I read George's beautiful tribute to his Dad on facebook. Mr. Adams seemed like a wonderful person with a well lived life. I know he must be in paradise with your mother-in-law. My sincere condolences to you and George!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I read the sad news on facebook, and today I read George's beautiful tribute to his Dad on facebook. Mr. Adams seemed like a wonderful person with a well lived life. I know he must be in paradise with your mother-in-law. My sincere condolences to you and George!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Sending prayers for the family. Yall were blessed to have him around 101 years. Yes he is in a better place, not suffering