Larry Dean Adams, 65, passed away on Sunday, August 8, 2021, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Larry was born on August 10, 1955, to the late Dean Harrold Adams and the late Mary Emma Phillips Adams.
Larry retired from the Yazoo City Police Department after 23 years of exceptional leadership and devoted service as a head dispatcher. Following his retirement, he worked at Simmons Catfish and Deviney Construction. He continued to actively serve the members of the Yazoo Community by joining the D3 Yazoo County Volunteer Fire Department. He received the Volunteer Fire Fighter of the Year award in 2020.
The lifelong Yazoo City native is well-known for his desire and willingness to serve others. He was a part of school concessions over many years, he volunteered his time to assist the church Men’s Club and was an all-around handy man. He assisted with cooking at the Yazoo County Fair annually.
He enjoyed following his son’s sporting events and watching his daughter cheer during their school years. Hobbies included golfing with friends, hunting and gardening. His loving compassion was shown by the time spent with his grandchildren.
Larry is survived by his beloved wife of 39 years, Janet Kay Wever Adams of Yazoo City, son Chris Adams (Del) of Madison, MS and daughter Heather Adams Ledbetter (Hunter) Bentonia, MS. He was the proud grandfather of Tanner (11), Finley (9), Hap (9), Tate (6) and Pace (1). Larry is also survived by a host of cousins and extended family who always held a special place in his heart.
Visitation will be from 12:00 - 1:00pm on Thursday, August 12, 2021, at First United Methodist Church Yazoo City, MS. Funeral will be immediately following visitation at 1:00pm. For the safety of our friends and family, masks and social distancing are strongly encouraged.
Rev. Lauren Porter will officiate the service, which is under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Edwin Andrews, Stuart Bass, Lee Hood, David Parker, Richard Pickens, Scoot Stubblefield, Jack Willingham, and Jay Willingham. All remaining members of the D3 Volunteer Fire Department in Yazoo City will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the District 3 Volunteer Fire Department at P.O. 393 Yazoo City, MS 39194or to First United Methodist Church at 203 N. Washington Street, Yazoo City, MS 39194.