Scott Adams was 34. He left behind his lovely wife, Heather and 4 young sons ages 7,5,4 and 5 months. He loved the Lord and was a pastor with strong evangelistic giftings.
Although I didn't know him that well, he had a very unique personality and was one of those people that you never forget. He was known as a bit of a control freak and a planner and never sat still.
His brother shared at the funeral that around the first of July, right after they had made the decision to stop the chemo, Scott announced one afternoon that he was going to go down to the funeral home to "try out some caskets." We all laughed because it was just so Scott! I believe his family managed to talk him out of it, but still!
Every part of his funeral was planned with the order of service handwritten, signed and dated by him. True to character, he even had the last word when at the end a video was shown with Pastor Scott addressing his congregation for the last time from his Hospice bed.
But the true testimony to Scott's life came at the graveside service on Sunday when 14 people accepted Jesus into their hearts. Yes, 14! It was so awesome! Heather was just beaming while this was happening. Scott would've been so thrilled.
Scott and Andy became friends in college when Scott joined a Southern Gospel singing group that Andy was a part of. The group disbanded in 1997 but Scott and Andy would still get together to sing from time to time. Scott's diagnosis was the catalyst that finally brought the whole group back together for a "reunion concert" in January. He was a wonderful singer and thoroughly loved getting together again for that evening. He was so weak from chemo treatments that night and was totally wiped out by the end but he had so much fun and could hardly quit!
The group together after their reunion concert at Scott's church in January 2010.
From left to right: Scott, Eric, Chan and Andy.Please continue to keep Heather and her boys in your prayers as they walk through this difficult time. As you can imagine, Heather is absolutely exhausted and completely worn out from this tragedy and needs rest and time to process all that has taken place. She and the boys will be moving to be near to her parents where she will have their help and support.
Thirty-four seems so young. In fact, I think this may be the first funeral I've attended where the person who died was the same age as me. Makes you think, you know?
Scott will be missed. But we know he would want us to celebrate his life and that he is now free of pain and disease(he also had cerebral palsy) and is running down the streets of gold and singing praises to the Lord like never before.