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Dr. John Chesley Adams Jr.
Hodges-Moore Funeral Home
Dr. John Chesley Adams Jr.
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Dr. John Chesley Adams Jr., age 83, died Saturday evening at Ogeechee Area Hospice after a recent illness.
    He was born in Charlton County, but lived most of his life in Statesboro, Ga.
    Dr. Adams got his BS degree in 1959 and his master’s degree in 1962 from Georgia Southern College. He received his doctorate degree from Florida State University in 1965. He taught school at Savannah State College, Augusta College, University of Georgia, Brunswick College and Florida State University.
    He was the owner of Dr. John C. Adams Jr., P.C. Applied Psychology, serving Statesboro and surrounding areas for many years.
    Dr. Adams also served on multiple state and local panels involving psychology throughout the State of Georgia; was a Paul Harris Fellow with Rotary, a lieutenant golonel aide de camp, governor’s staff with governors Joe Frank Harris, Zell Miller, Roy Barnes and Sonny Perdue.
    Dr. Adams served on the Ogeechee Community Wellness Council, National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association, World Federation for Mental Health, Inc., Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Trustees GSU Foundation, was a member of the GSU 1906 Society and was on the board of the Governor’s Office of the Child Advocate.
    He was a member of the Statesboro First United Methodist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
    He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Sharon Elizabeth Stubbs Adams; his mother and father, John C. and Sarah Roberts Adams Sr.; and brother, Thomas Roberts Adams.
    He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Susan Elisabeth Adams Sisson (Lew), Walnut Creek, Calif.; three sons and two daughters-in-law, John Chesley Adams III of Athens, Ga.; Christian Bridges Adams (Carrie) of Statesboro, Ga.; and Thomas Everett Adams (Meg), Powder Springs, Ga.; six granddaughters and one grandson, sisters-in-law, Gwen Stubbs of Greenville, S.C.; and Harriette Cone Adams of Statesboro. He was loved and supported by Melchor Hines of Statesboro.
    Visitation will be held Wednesday evening at Hodges-Moore Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m.
    The funeral service will be held Thursday, December 13, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the Statesboro First United Methodist Church, officiated by the Rev. Bruce H. Allen, assisted by the Rev. Jimmy Cason. Burial will be in Eastside Cemetery.
    Active pallbearers will be Jim Davis, Geoffrey Thompson, Ricky Nessmith, Gary Wilhelm, Brad Swartz and Everett Stubbs.
    Memorials may be made to the Statesboro First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 2048, Statesboro, GA 30459.
    Please visit our online memorial at to sign the guestbook and share fond memories with the Adams' family.
    Hodges-Moore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Statesboro Herald, December 12, 2018
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