James Russell "Rusty" Adams, Jr.

Born in Aiken, SC on December 23, 1958

Departed on February 2, 2021 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Mr. James Russell “Rusty” Adams, Jr. age 62, of Hendersonville, TN, passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2021.

Mr. Adams was born in Aiken, SC, on December 23, 1958, the son of the late James Russell “Jimmy” Adams, Sr. and Nina Faye Jones Adams. He was employed with Sontara Old Hickory, Inc. as a maintenance mechanic for many years. Mr. Adams will be remembered for steadfast devotion to his family and friends. He was a gifted problem solver with a passion for staying busy.

Survivors include his wife of twenty years, Tracy Adams; three sons, Adam Tuck (Katie), Brice Adams, and Kolby Adams; sister, Debbie Stroube (Bob); grandson, Ripley Tuck; and four nephews, Derek Belcher (Lauren), Adam Stroube (Marissa), Kyle Stroube (Katie), and Brett Stroube.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 6, 2021 from 8:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M. at Hendersonville Funeral Home. Funeral services will start at 10:00 A.M. with Jonathan Denton officiating. Interment will follow at Hendersonville Memory Gardens. Pallbearers include Derek Belcher, Adam Stroube, Kyle Stroube, Brett Stroube, Mike Riley, and Keith Thompson.

Visit the online obituary www.hendersonvillefh.com to post tributes and share memories.

12 Comments to James Russell "Rusty" Adams, Jr.

  1. Stanley D Morgan
    February 3, 2021 8:37 pm

    Hi Tracy’ Rusty was a good friend of mine as we worked together several years at CRYSTAR he was truly a fine man who loved and talked about his family often he is one that will truly be remembered and missed . I am truly sorry for your families loss will continue to pray for you during your grief. Sincerly Stan Morgan

  2. Karen Sloan
    February 3, 2021 8:44 pm

    Tracy, I am so sorry for the loss of Rusty. Words just can’t express how heartbroken I am for you. I pray the memories of your 20 years together will soon bring you comfort from your grief. You and your family are in my prayers.

  3. Kenny Cook
    February 3, 2021 11:27 pm

    Sorry to hear this I always enjoyed working with Rusty

  4. Richard Crosslin
    February 4, 2021 6:44 am

    Tracy I am praying for you and your family at this time. Rusty taught me a lot about how to work and how to love his family. I know he will be missed.
    Richard Crosslin

  5. Duane Gann
    February 4, 2021 9:41 am

    Tracy and Family,
    I worked with Rusty for many years. We talked about our families often. Through that tough exterior, you knew his family was his greatest joy. He was always the prankster, a hard worker (a work ethic second to none), and good friend.

  6. Debi Horton
    February 4, 2021 9:43 am

    We are so sorry to hear about your loss and much love goes out to the family.

  7. Marty Denton
    February 4, 2021 10:03 am

    So sorry to hear this. Rusty was a close friend to me during our Dupont days. Rusty was a very dedicated employee and a super hard worker.

  8. Linda Wade
    February 4, 2021 11:38 am

    My prayers to his family. Rusty was spoke with the real raw truth, he was smart and stood firm on what was right. Tough exterior but would melt when he talked about his family. We had sons about the same age and laughed alot about things we would tell them. It was a honor to have shared space and time with such an amazing person I called friend. His Is impact is a blessing. We worked together in Sontara Maintenance.

  9. Melissa Logan
    February 4, 2021 9:19 pm

    So sorry for your loss. I know he was well loved. My prayers are with your family.

  10. Bob Carlton
    February 5, 2021 3:59 pm

    I have enjoyed working with Rusty throughout the past 12 years at DuPont and then Sontara. He was very intelligent and easy to work with. He is, and will be sorely missed. I consider myself privileged to have known him. May he rest in peace.

  11. Mark Chadwick
    February 6, 2021 4:44 pm

    Tracy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I left Hendersonville around 35 years ago but Rusty was and is one of the best friends I have ever had. My heart is broken over this loss.

  12. Mike Weittenhiller
    February 9, 2021 4:40 pm

    Tracy, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back at all the good times comfort you tomorrow.

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