Tifton Gazette


January 6, 2014

William Otis "Butch" Adams Jr.

NASHVILLE — William Otis "Butch" Adams Jr.,45, of Nashville died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 at South Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Southside Baptist Church with the Rev. Austin Deloach officiating. Interment will follow at Nashville Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. today at Lovein Funeral Home.

He was born Dec. 10, 1968 in Lowndes County to William Otis Adams and Diane Tillman. He was employed with the Berrien County Sheriff's Office as a jailor. His law enforcement career began with the Nashville Police Department. He later served as an officer for Ray City Police Department and as a deputy with the Berrien County Sheriff's Office. He faithfully served in law enforcement until he was injured in an automobile accident in the line of duty. He had also served on the Nashville Fire Department and the Berrien County Search and Rescue. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Lakeland.

He is survived by his wife, Annette Ley Adams of Nashville; two sons, William Lee Adams and Andrew Ryan Adams, both of Nashville; mother, Diane (Roy) Bamburg of Troupeville; father, Bill (Patricia) Adams of Nashville; brother, Steve (Joella) Adams of Nashville; father- and mother-in-law, William O. (Billy) and Debra N. Ley of Quitman; sister-in-law, Stacey (Michael) Burton of Quitman; brother-in-law, Jeffery (Kristen) Ley of Naylor; two step-sisters, Patty (David) Seaton of Snellville and Missy (Jim) Erickson of Orange Park Fla.; step-brother, Matthew Bamburg of Troupeville; and four nieces and two nephews.

Lovein Funeral Home, Nashville is in charge of arrangements.

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