Lieutenant R. Jason Adams, 29, died January 22nd, 2016 in the line of duty while responding to a medical call. He is preceded in death by his beloved grandmother, Carrie Adams, his sister Tamara Adams Stearns, and his father Ronald Bruce Adams. He is survived by his love of his life, Jeannie De Meyere, his mother Phylis Stroud Farley, grandparents Frances and David Miles, sister Amanda Stroud, brothers Dakota and Colton Adams and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Jason Adams was born on May 21st, 1986 in North Little Rock, Arkansas. A lifetime resident of North Little Rock, Jason was a 2005 graduate of Sylvan Hills High School. Following graduation, he worked for Kroger, Direct TV and Philander Smith College before graduating from the Arkansas Fire Training Academy, Firefighter Standards in April 2012. Following graduation, he was immediately hired by the Sherwood Fire Department.
What many don’t know about Jason is the fact that he was a two-time cancer survivor. While undergoing chemotherapy treatment for his second battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, his interest in the fire service was sparked when he was assisted by a volunteer firefighter who responded to his home. The spark developed into a fully-involved 10-year love affair with the fire service as he went on to become a member of East Pulaski County Fire Department, where he served as training officer. He also was a member of Sherwood Fire Department, and Scott Fire Department. Additionally, he was a member of Arkansas Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 1, served as an adjunct instructor for the Arkansas Fire Training academy, and was a trustee of Sherwood Firefighter’s Association-Local 4756.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lt. Jason Adams Memorial Fund, c/o of US Bank, benefiting Arkansas Volunteer Fire Departments and Firefighters. Memorials for this fund may also be mailed to Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 6689, Sherwood, AR 72124.
Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m., Thursday at McArthur Church in Jacksonville. Burial will be in Arkansas Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday at the church.