Fredrick Joseph Adams
March 4, 1942 - January 6, 2021
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Greenville, SC 29601
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Fredrick Joseph Adams, 78, devoted husband of Irene Adams, died Wednesday, January 6, 2021 of Covid-19. He was born March 4, 1942 in Montgomery, AL, the sixth of nine children to the late Rodney and Frances Castleberry Adams. He was a passionate Alabama football fan and season ticket holder for over 20 years, cheering on…

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Lisa & James Jones left a message on February 24, 2021:
We are so sorry to learn of Fred's passing. Our heart goes out to the family. He was a jewel of a person and he will be missed. RIP Fred
John Greer left a message on February 8, 2021:
What can I say..I just learned of Fred's passing today Feb 8. My wife Pat and I first met Fred in 2005. Fred was an absolutely excellent CPA but even a better person. Fred has been such a help with advise and always had encouraging words...Fred was our Friend and will always have a place in our heart. May God Bless his Family
Renee Booths left a message on January 19, 2021:
Irene and family,
I met Fred through my time at Prince of Peace, and became a client. But Fred was such a genuine person, he made everyone feel like family. I appreciated his honesty, integrity and devoted time here on earth to helping others, he will be missed very much. Heaven has opened its arms and he has comfort in God's grace. He will always be one of my favorite genuine human beings. 
Frank G. Sanchez left a message on January 18, 2021:
As I leave this message for Fred's Family and Friends, I am still in shock to learn of his passing.  I had the honor of meeting Fred through another client.  When I initially called Fred, I was taken back that he wanted to get to know me and learn who I was before talking about his services.  He stated "I don't have clients Frank, I have family." 

Ever since that day, almost 20 years ago, Fred has treated me and my wife like family.  In fact, I recall one specific time Fred counseled me from a father's perspective before telling me he was now going to put on his accountant hat.  Fred's counseling was appreciated! I always tried to learn from his advice and recommendations.  Although there was one consistent correction we shared over the years...I always called him Mr.Adams.  Fred would stop me in my tracks and say "my grandkids call me Fred.  How many times do I have to tell you to call me Fred?"  We would chuckle but it was always out of respect for Fred.

Fred, I will always be so grateful for all your caring advice and direction over the years. May you rest in Heaven with our Loving God. I pray God will protect and comfort your family on earth.  Until we meet again, God bless you...I love you, Mr.Adams!

Gary Wilson left a message on January 14, 2021:
I am taking aback at learning that Fred has left us and offer my condolences to the Adams family and his extended family in the business. I have known Fred for over ten years as he had done my taxes and consulted with me at various times throughout each year. He asked me to stop by and talk whenever I had questions, taxes or otherwise, and he always refused to bill me for the time and I always told him that "free advice" was usually worth what I paid for it so we reached an arrangement for that visit. He also always apologized to me when I had to pay taxes, like it was somehow his fault that I owed my fair tax consequence.
He was a rare gentleman and he will be missed by myself and many others. I always reminded him that he was the "only IRS agent" that I ever trusted enough to speak to "on the record".
Rest in peace, my friend.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Sheri Huber left a message on January 13, 2021:
I have had the good fortune to work for Fred for over 5 years now.  He was the kindest most thoughtful boss I have ever worked for, he always took the time to thank you for your work.  He is sorely missed here by all of us in the office.
I can say none of us will ever forget him.

Our Condolences,

Tom and Sheri Huber
Phil Stegall left a message on January 13, 2021:
Irene and family. I’m deeply sorry for your loss. Fred was the most genuine person I know. His love and kindness were infinite. He will truly be missed. Rest In Peace Fred!!
Your friend,
Phil
Lori Wilson left a message on January 13, 2021:
Cindy, Carrie, and family I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I am sending loving and healing hugs in hopes that they ease the pain in your heart. 
Duke and Ann Woodhull, Brevard, NC left a message on January 13, 2021:
For over thirty years, Fred has been a wonderful blessing in our lives. His quiet humor, goodness and warmth enriched the lives of those around him. I will always remember when, at his invitation, we attended a Bama game together. Rest In Peace, dear friend!
Donna Simmons left a message on January 13, 2021:
When my husband and I moved to SC, we were referred to Fred.  We were immediately impressed with his intelligence, honesty and sense of humor.  Earth is mourning this good man while Heaven has welcomed him.  Our sincere condolences to Fred's family.
Donna Simmons and John DiBisceglie Sr. 
Cosimo panzini left a message on January 13, 2021:
To Irene and your family we are so sorry and heart broken for your loss fred was a loving thoughtful kind man and so caring we are so grateful to have met him and he will be missed and never forgotten you are in our prayers we love you cosimo and carmela panzini 

Alex A. Quiles left a message on January 13, 2021:
I met Fred many many years ago. It’s an honor and blessing to have him in my life and heart! Fred will be missed immensely by me. Fred thru all those years was always putting our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on the forefront of everything. Fred is a gracious, generous man and always willing to be there for me thru all these years. Fred always encouraged, counseled with the word of God and prayed with me.
Fred and Irene are the example of grace, mercy that God has bestowed upon us all.

Irene and immediate family peace be with you from God the Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love. You will be reunited with him for all eternity when Jesus returns!

God Bless Everyone!
Pam Wessel left a message on January 11, 2021:
Irene and Family,
I am sad beyond words to learn of Fred's passing. He was the kindest, most generous, caring, and faithful man I know. Besides being the best accountant in the world, Fred helped me tremendously over many years. We got to know each other well and talked about our families, challenges, joys, and faith. When I called him recently, we talked  about my Mom's recent death and he took time to ask me about her, how I was doing, and said he would pray for us both (which I'm confident he did). 

I am so sorry for your pain losing such an amazing husband, father, grandfather, brother, etc. I was honored and blessed to know Fred and will miss him. I am praying for all of you - for strength and guidance on your grieving journey. God bless you! 

Pam Wessel 
Mary Fragale left a message on January 11, 2021:
Irene and family, I am so very, very sorry to hear of Fred's passing.  He was such a great person.  Loved his faith, sense of humor and LOVED his stories of his previous job.  Such a wonderful man who will be missed by so many.  It's a blessing to have known Fred  
Eleanor Meyer left a message on January 11, 2021:
Becky and Family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your precious father to this terrible pandemic. It is maddening to loose people this way and I’m so sorry for all of you.
I hope you feel the love and prayers that I and so many others are sending up for your family. I remember Fred speaking at Bible study many times always enjoyed watching the special love and bond you shared with your parents as a family on those days. His admiration for you was as abundant and clear as yours for him. They set a beautiful example and raised a beautiful daughter who is very deeply loved. That you for sharing his gift with me and so many others. ️
Darla Booher left a message on January 11, 2021:
Roll Tide Roll
Darla Booher left a message on January 11, 2021:
Irene and family, I'm so very sad to hear the news of Fred's passing. My deepest condolences to you all. I will pray that GOD will grant you all peace and comfort, now and the in the future. Men like Fred (great Husband, Father, Grandfather and servant of GOD) are rare; I know you all must be so very heartbroken. I first met Fred about 1998 when he helped me get my taxes straightened out. Over the years, my respect for him as a professional and as a great man grew. He was always so patient with me, giving sage advise and explaining things thoroughly. He cared about his clients like they were family. He will be greatly missed! 

RIP Fred... Roll Tide! I know you will be watching the game tonight from Heaven! 

Darla Booher
Clare and John Keat left a message on January 11, 2021:
Dear Irene and family, 
Our deepest condolences to all of you at your sudden and tragic and loss  What a gentle man.  Fred's love for you, Irene, and for his family was so evident in just watching him.  You two are always in front of us at Mass unless your with your grandkids in the cry room.  Many heartfelt prayers for all of you and for the repose of this gentle soul - Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual shine upon him. May the Lord give to all of you comfort, strength and peace.
David & Trish Richardson left a message on January 10, 2021:
David & I are heartbroken to hear of Fred’s passing. Irene, so many of our family have been so blessed to know you both over these past 20 plus years. Fred’s many interesting and sometimes funny stories always put a smile on our faces. He was always ready and quick to answer our tax questions even after moving to Florida. He even drove our missionary sister and brother-in-law to Columbia during an audit many years ago to make certain everything went well for them. Fred always went above and beyond to be a blessing to everyone he met. No one could have asked for a better accountant but more importantly a dear friend. 
Fred, until we all meet again. David & Trish Richardson
Marty. Zgraggen left a message on January 10, 2021:
Irene You have my deepest sympathy at the passing of Fred My condolences to you and your family My prayers are with Fred and with you Marty. Zgraggen.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Mike and Jill Broder left a message on January 10, 2021:
Jill and I were saddened to read about Fred's passing. I enjoyed seeing and chatting him around River Oaks and appreciate how he was a consummate professional in my few dealings in the office. May you Irene and your family have the strength and blessings from those around you Peace be with you
Patrick Browning left a message on January 9, 2021:
I am so sorry to learn of this tragic loss! Please accept my sincere condolences. I loved Fred! I made his acquaintance as a client and enjoyed our visits immensely over the last eight years. We had great talks and enjoyed talking about our families, our spiritual lives and just about anything under the sun. We promised to stay in touch and talk more, but his busy schedule and a prolonged family illness in my family kept me busy, too. Fred was larger than life to me. How I wish that we had been next door neighbors. He promised to pray for me and I him. I should have done better to stay in touch. I know that Fred's family has to be devastated. Please know that you all will be in my prayers as you suffer this immense loss. I look forward to talking to Fred again when there will be no pain, no suffering and no sorrow. I know that Fred is with his Lord.
Mary Kay Bloomquist left a message on January 9, 2021:
Irene and family....It was such a pleasure and honor to know Fred as he was always such a gentleman when I would see you both at Publix. May you know he touched so many lives in such a special way.
Mark and Julie McCormick left a message on January 9, 2021:
We are so sorry to hear of Fred's passing.  He started as our accountant and became our friend.  We always enjoyed our time with Fred and we should all aspire to be like him.  Your family is in our prayers.
June West left a message on January 9, 2021:
May Fred’s soul rest in eternal peace, and may God give you comfort during this very sorrowful time.  Will keep you and your family in prayer.
Jameel Allen, Sr. left a message on January 9, 2021:
Praying for strength and comfort for the Adams Family. Fred was an amazing man that loved God and never detoured away from his core values. He believed in a set of fundamentals that were aligned directly with Christ. We always discussed God, family, life and business. I always felt blessed after speaking with Fred. He had a special anointing on his life. He will be missed dearly but know that he has received the biggest promotion that man can ever encounter through Christ. With that, I look forward to the same promotion and joining Fred again. Until then, I will aim to serve the lord in alignment with the same fundamentals and model that Fred set while here on earth.

Blessings,

Jameel Allen, Sr. (Allen Family)
Bruce & Marlene Booth left a message on January 9, 2021:
Irene and family, Bruce and I were so very sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. He has remained in our hearts as one of the most inspirational persons in our faith and we appreciate having known him for even a short time. We will be praying for the repose of his soul and for God to give you comfort and strength.
Blessings, Bruce & Marlene
Elizabeth Fallat left a message on January 8, 2021:
Dear Irene and family, Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you to get you thru these difficult days. I do know what you are going thru, Peter passed away March 1,2020.
Do not hesitate to call me night or day, for any reason. Our Lord is watching over Fred for eternity now and he is beyond pain at last. Fred will be forever remembered as a gentle soul who lived and worked quietly In this crazy world and yet impacted so many souls they can never all be counted. Some people say they care and or they will pray for you. Fred actually did both. May God Bless all of you in these dark days, but remember Fred remains in all of your hearts and memories . Betty, Ann,Nick and Mike Fallat.
Irene Ponce left a message on January 8, 2021:
Irene and family,

I am so very sorry for the loss of your beloved husband.  Please know that you are in my prayers.  May God bless you at this difficult time and give you strength to cope.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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