"Kenny, I've been around you for 50 years," Adams said at the Clay County Chamber of Commerce's Roast for former Brazil Mayor Kenny Crabb.
"But really folks, I think we really ought to be honoring Phyllis Crabb."
Phyllis and Kenny were on hand at Oak Ridge Golf Course Saturday evening to attend the roast, which features guest speakers Adams, along with Mary Yelton, Ruth Ann Jeffries, Larry Crabb (Kenny's brother) and Casey Crabb, the youngest of the Crabb's three children.
Following a dinner provided by staff at Oak Ridge, the roast began with Adams taking the microphone and referring to Crabb as a "fossil," to the laughter of the audience
Adams added perhaps Crabb should get together with President Barack Obama for a "White House Coke Lawn" summit.
"I remember you as a good and decent man," Adams said. "You've kind of been my mentor.
"You've got me in trouble and you've got me out of trouble."
Adams was the evening's first speaker and was followed by Yelton.
Yelton -- who was a student of Crabb's at Forest Park Elementary School and later worked with him while she was a teacher -- said she remembered Crabb's desk while he was principal.
"His desk was always piled high, but he could always find anything," Yelton said.
Yelton said working under Crabb was a privilege.
"I really learned a lot from him," she said.
Casey Crabb said he was looking forward to having some fun Saturday.
"This means everything," Casey said. "He's been a wonderful father and grandfather."
Casey, who is a county councilman in Monticello, said he thought the roast idea was a good one and hopes the Clay County Chamber of Commerce has more planned in the future.
"This is a great idea to get the community involved and a great way to show some appreciation to not only my dad, but for others in Clay County," he said.