Adam Dolbey RuleLittle Rock, AR, 1971 - 2014
Adam Dolbey Rule, of Little Rock, Arkansas, died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at the age of 42 after a brave battle with brain cancer. He was born September 15, 1971 in Little Rock, where he lived his whole life. His parents are Beth and Paul Nyhus of Kensington, Maryland, and Herb Rule of Little Rock.
Adam was a proud graduate of Little Rock Central High School, where he lettered in basketball. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Arkansas College (now Lyon College) and a received an MBA from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. After graduation, he worked in television broadcasting for KATV, managed media services at Arkansas Children's Hospital, and then found his calling in telemedicine at UAMS. Devoted to bringing medical care to underserved areas, Adam was the project director for the South Central Telehealth Resource Center. He was honored by UAMS with the naming of the Adam Rule Center for Distance Health Training Center. In addition, he was honored this year by UAMS with the Staff Excellence Award in Education. Adam was a lifelong musician, playing Suzuki violin as a young child and then drums with various bands from high school until his death. He also loved tennis and golf, especially with his brothers and close friends. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, was his favorite vacation destination, where he enjoyed a special trip with his family in April.
He was a member of Second Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder and on various ministries. After he got sick, he continued to live with his mantra, "What is lost? What is left? And what is possible?" More people than he ever imagined considered him a close friend because of his generous, kind heart. His greatest joys were his wife, children and his family.
In addition to his parents, Adam is survived by his wife Dr. Beth Storm Rule and four beautiful sons, Charles, James, Samuel and Thomas, all of Little Rock. He is also survived by his devoted brothers and sisters-in-law Nick and Kimber Rule, Chris and Laura Rule, as well as his nieces Camille Rule and Rebecca Bailey and his Nyhus step-siblings and Storm in-laws. He was blessed with many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews who loved him dearly. He was predeceased by his grandparents, his beloved aunt and uncle Joan and George Campbell, and his nephew Christopher Rima.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 7 at Second Presbyterian Church, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive in Little Rock. A reception will be held immediately following in the Great Hall of the church. A private interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials to benefit Adam's children can be made to the "Rule Children's Trusts" and mailed to 200 Chalamont Ln., Little Rock, Ark. 72223. Alternately, gifts can be given to Lyon College or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home, www.ruebelfuneralhome.com.
Published June 6, 2014
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