Russell Clark Adams, 84 of Ocoee, Fla., was taken to his eternal home by the will of God on March 27, 2014.
Born in Bartow, Fla., on Aug. 28, 1929, Russell was a fourth generation of the pioneer McAuley clan. He was reared in Fort Meade through high school.
A member of Starke Lake Baptist Church and Ocoee Christian Church in Ocoee, Fla., Russell was a veteran of the U.S. Merchant Marine and the U.S. Army where he served with honor and distinction in 26 countries on five continents. He was a graduate cum laude of Valencia College and Florida Technical College.
Russell was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia June; his faithful son, Gordon Furnace Adams; dearest friend, Myna Lou Gardner; and his brother, Gordon “Bubba” Adams.
He is survived by his loving wife, Charlotte Ann; his children, Robert Ramsey (wife Deborah) Adams, Allen Clark (wife Patricia) Adams; Jennifer Huey, Constance Smith and Roger Reynolds; his 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 3 at the funeral home.
Memorial Service was at 10 a.m. Friday, April 4, in the chapel of Collison Carey Hand Funeral Home, Winter Garden.
Interment with Military Honors will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Gotha, Fla.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the churches that Russell attended.
Arrangements entrusted to Collison Carey Hand Funeral Home, Winter Garden, www.collisoncareyhand.com.