Wayne Adams Jr.
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Wayne Adams Jr.
24, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Spring Creek Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Miss. Visitation will be held from 4:30-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, at Spring Creek Baptist Church.
Burial will be in the church cemetery. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services in
It is never easy to capture someone's life in a passage, as words frequently fall
short of capturing his true essence. Dr. Othel Wayne Adams Jr. was an extraordinary man who touched the lives of many. He lived each day to the fullest and his last was nothing short of it, on a family trip to Dongola, Ill. Wayne walked out of the woods on Sunday, Nov. 18, at the age of 46 and passed away at a place he held dear to his heart.
Wayne met the love of his life, Carla, at the Neshoba County Fair in high school.
They had an instant connection and bond that could not be broken. On Aug. 5, 1995, they married and started their adventure together. They were blessed with two daughters, Lundy Nicole and Ella Jayne, whom he loved fiercely. There wasn't a
soccer game or dance recital where he was not on the sideline cheering them on and challenging them to do their best. He enjoyed capturing these moments in pictures where he often was the odd one in the bunch making funny faces.
Although Wayne had a daring spirit, he didn't have to go far as most of his
adventures took place in his own backyard. Whether it be his infamous Polar Bear
Plunge, shooting skeet, cooking crawfish or saddling horses, he always had a good
time just being surrounded by his family and friends. His smile was contagious and
he could bring laughter even to a tense moment. He was full of joy and a true leader
Education and being your best self-was important to him. After graduating from Lamar High School in 1990, Wayne attended the University of West Alabama where he received his bachelor of science degree in Environmental Science with a minor in Chemistry. Following in his father's footsteps, he earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine where he was honored as 2000 Student Surgery Award for Excellence in Large Animal Surgery.
He opened his first clinic in Meridian and quickly got involved in the community
working with programs like Tailwaggers, 4-H and rescue groups. As a small animal
orthopedic specialist, Wayne was the first in the area to offer stem cell therapy to
his clients. He opened a second clinic in Union, Miss. where he established the same community involvement doing programs for the kindergarten groups and participating in Union Day. Wayne's calm demeanor rubbed off on his patients and their humans. Animals always seemed to sense he was someone they could trust. His desire for knowledge and innovative approach made him a standout in the field of veterinary medicine.
He is survived by wife Carla (Crawford), daughters Lundy Nicole and Ella Jayne;
parents Dr. and Mrs. Othel Wayne Adams Sr.; sisters Missy High (Jim), CeCe Poe,
Auburn Sweeney, Bricklee Miller (Donnie), Berea Howard (Mickey); father-in-law Mike Crawford; mother-in-law Terri Robbins (Phil); sister-in-law Nikki Hudnall;
brother-in-law, Brad Crawford (Krista); Jeanette Griffin, grandmother-in-law and a
host of nieces and nephews and extended family he touched deeply.
Faith and family are what Wayne centered his life around. He was an active member of the Spring Creek Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Miss. Wayne enjoyed serving his
church family by attending youth weekends and camps, substitute Sunday School
teacher for the youth, Sunday School secretary, and member of the youth committee. He was also a member of the building and grounds committee. He was particularly excited about the remodeling of the sanctuary he helped design, so what better place to honor his memory.
Visitation at Spring Creek Baptist Church, Philadephia, Miss. on Friday, Nov. 23,
from 4:30-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Spring Creek Baptist Church
Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at 11 a.m.
Pallbearers are Donnie Miller, Lee Buffington, Jason Holland, Dr. Kevin Beason, Jay
Eakes, Tyler Wiggins.
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