ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our beloved daddy and grandpa, Olanrewaju Akanni Adebayo, 75 years old, born on August 1, 1945, and passed away on February 6, 2021. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Tomisin Adebayo on March 2, 2021
A great grandfather. Through the time I got to know and speak to you, you emphasized the importance of being great and giving back. We have what we have in order to bless someone else is the last thing you told me. You will be missed. Gone but not forgotten.
Posted by OLUWATOSIN Daniels on February 28, 2021
Although I never knew you much, but the few days I met and saw you and the lives of those you left behind, showed you lived a good life and fought till the end.

Your memories, in the hearts of those who knew you, loved you and felt your touch would forever remained indelible.
Posted by Sola Adebayo on February 27, 2021
You taught us that the act of giving is not in the midst of having plenty to give but in the knowledge that what is not enough today will be plenty tomorrow. I can say today that your love language was how you showed your responsibility and how you managed the resources in your care selflessly. The whole family will miss, and you will live forever in our hearts. Your assurances held us together, your encouragement was effective. You paid attention to all the details even when it was stressful for us to express them, you forced them out of us. What a lesson you gave us!
Posted by Segun Adebayo on February 7, 2021
A man who was the father and dad to me. I am going to miss you greatly. One of the strongest Man that ever lived. A fighter throughout his life.
Posted by Sola Adebayo on February 6, 2021
For all your sacrifices, you will be forever missed!!!

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Posted by Tomisin Adebayo on March 2, 2021
A great grandfather. Through the time I got to know and speak to you, you emphasized the importance of being great and giving back. We have what we have in order to bless someone else is the last thing you told me. You will be missed. Gone but not forgotten.
Posted by OLUWATOSIN Daniels on February 28, 2021
Although I never knew you much, but the few days I met and saw you and the lives of those you left behind, showed you lived a good life and fought till the end.

Your memories, in the hearts of those who knew you, loved you and felt your touch would forever remained indelible.
Posted by Sola Adebayo on February 27, 2021
You taught us that the act of giving is not in the midst of having plenty to give but in the knowledge that what is not enough today will be plenty tomorrow. I can say today that your love language was how you showed your responsibility and how you managed the resources in your care selflessly. The whole family will miss, and you will live forever in our hearts. Your assurances held us together, your encouragement was effective. You paid attention to all the details even when it was stressful for us to express them, you forced them out of us. What a lesson you gave us!
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Biography

Pa Olanrewaju Akanni Adebayo was born in Abeokuta to late Esther Bolaji and late Sikiru Adebayo on the 1st of August 1945. He was their second son with a striking resemblance of his dad. He was fondly called Lanre.
He started his primary education at Ebenezer Baptist Primary School , Oke Saje Abeokuta at the age 10, when his right hand could touch his left ears. It is on record that he was a very bright student. Olanrewaju lost his dad at the age of 14 in 1959 and he had to move to Olodo Abeokuta where he completed his primary education at CMS Primary School Keshinro Olodo in 1961.
He enlisted with the Nigeria Army immediately after his primary school education, he started his military training and career in Ibadan and was later transferred to Nigerian Army Barrack in Lafenwa Abeokuta.
He was part of the Nigerian Army that fought in the Nigeria Civil war known as the Nigerian-Biafran war. The stories and experiences of the war are some of the stories he told his children and grand-children.
He got married in Abeokuta shortly after the war to Olasunbo Adebayo (Nee Dosunmu), as that time the was said to be a marriage of two families in different social classes. He started his family in Lafenwa Abeokuta.
The Nigeria Army transferred him to Lagos some years after. He was with the Nigerian Military for 12 years after which he decided to join the private sector.
He started his private sector journey with Coca Cola in their Loss Prevention and Security Department. He later joined the Nigerian Flour Mills in Ibadan and notably retired at WAPCO Cement in Shagamu Ogun State.
Pa Olanrewaju was also a farmer who believed everyone must grow what they eat, it is still unbelievable how he combined his work with his subsistence farming.
He slept and peacefully transitioned to glory in the early hours of Feb 6th 2021. He is survived by his wife, sons, daughter, grandsons, granddaughters and great-granddaughters.

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Shared by Taiwo Adebayo on February 6, 2021
What is father in law, I don't know because in you a perfect dad I see. Your wisdom, your patience and  your understanding is out of this world. You will greatly be missed.
Rest on dad.