Herbert Loren Adams
in the Tulsa World on Sunday 2/5/2012
“Come ye who
labor and are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.”
Herbert Loren Adams went to live with his heavenly Father on February
Herb was born April 14, 1928 in Hollywood, California. He was the son
of the late John Theodore and Patricia Adams.
He is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 60 years, Donna; his son
and daughterin-law, Herb and Karen Adams; and his grandsons Joshua and
wife Shannon, Samuel and David, all of Tulsa. Also surviving him are his
sister and her husband Carolyn and Tom Wachter of California, his sister
Jane Pisano of California, his brother David Adams of Florida, many nephews
and nieces, and a multitude of brothers and sisters in Christ. His sister
June preceded him in death.
Herb lived an abundant life and is dearly loved. He played major league
baseball for the White Sox from 1948 – 1950 before the Army drafted
him to fight in the Korean War.
After a miraculous recovery from Hepatitis, where he was in the hospital
for 6 months, he returned home to his wife and baby son, and played pro
ball until 1959. After that, he worked for the Post Office in Wheaton,
IL for thirty years.
In 1957, Herb went to a Billy Graham crusade and received salvation. He
was miraculously healed in 1984 when Homophiles Influenza nearly took
his life, where he spent a month in a coma. God healed him again in 1986
of the Guillain-Barre virus.
Herb was an avid duck hunter and fisherman, continuing to enjoy the sport
with his son and grandsons until this last November. He loved the White
Sox and never missed a game. Most of all he loved the Lord and served
Him with his whole heart, touching the lives of many with his testimonies
and encouragement. “Keep looking up!” he would say concerning
our troubles and: This’ll be the best thing that ever happened to
you. “Now God has healed him completely; he can hear the rejoicing
and singing in heaven. It’s the best thing that ever happened to
A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 10, 2012 at
Fitzgerald Southwood Colonial Chapel, 3612 E. 91st St. S., Tulsa, OK,
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Shalom International Church located
in Togo, West Africa, in care of the funeral home.