Robert Adair was welcomed into Heaven by his Lord and Savior on January 2, 2021 at 12:50pm with open arms saying, “Well done good and faithful servant!”— And, what a good and faithful servant he was.
Bob was born on December 12, 1933 to Thomas and Mildred Adair— God broke the mold when He made Bob. He shared his childhood with his brothers, William, John, Allen, and Thomas Jr., and sisters, Catherine and Louise. On March 23, 1970 he married his best friend and soul mate, Shirley Adair, fathering her three children, Karen, Kevin, and Kathy as his own. They later welcomed two children of their own, Stacy and Sheri.
Bob lived a life devoted to the Lord and his family— he was happiest serving others. He was a man of few words, but when he spoke, you listened— wise and a man of integrity, he was always willing to lend a listening ear… or offer you a knuckle sandwich.
Bob worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber for 30 years, retiring the first time in 1985. He worked hard to get his Real Estate License in 1980, later getting his Appraisers License, and worked alongside his love at Coldwell Banker for the next 20 years, where he later retired for the second time in 1998 and moved from Michigan to sunny Florida.
In true Bob fashion, he enjoyed his retirement lifestyle of golf five days a week for all of one year, until he began to grow bored and drive Shirley crazy around the house, and she told him to go back to work— so he did! He worked diligently in the deli at Publix— the local grocery store— for the next 12 years until he officially retired for the third time.
Bob lived a long healthy life, which his family attributes to his love of peanut butter. He was hard working, generous, stubborn, loving, and funny— he was always looking for the next person to pick on, always joking around— to know Bob was to love him.
When he wasn’t spending time with his family, he loved to sing in the choir at his church. His favorite song was “I’ll Fly Away” which he sang as he flapped his arms and skipped from the stage to his seat singing loud and proud for all to hear— he loved to make people laugh— including himself, as he’d often chuckle at his own jokes. His daughter Stacy, granddaughter Kayla, and nurses surrounded him singing “I’ll Fly Away” as he took his last breath and entered Heaven and the presence of his Heavenly Father.
His children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren each have such special memories of their father, grandfather, and great grandfather that they will each hold very dear.
Bob will be forever missed by his family; wife Shirley, children Stacy, Sheri, Karen, Kathy and son-in-law Keith, Kevin, and Carol and late son-in-law David, grand children Kayla, Austin, Hayden, Josh and wife Meagan, Jeremy, Jason, Rachael, Alex and Ken, father of Alex— who was like a son to him, Kalee, Wendy, and Melissa, and great grandchildren Payton, Cecilia, Dalton, Silas, Penelope, Bryce, Tonae, Raeia, Royaltii, and Kalomb.
To honor Bob’s life, there will be a virtual memorial found at www.baldwincremation.com/obituaries/Robert-Adair/— please feel free to share your fondest memories of Bob at that time. If you so choose— in lieu of flowers— please make a donation to the First Baptist Church of Clermont building fund.
Choose to live life to the fullest— cherishing your family, devoted to the Lord, don’t forget to enjoy your spoonful of peanut butter, and if you can’t be good, behave yourself!
We’ll see you in the funny paper!