George T. Adams of Austin, known as Papa to his grandchildren and children everywhere, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 20, 2010.
George was the 14th of 15 children born to William Thomas and Mary Jane Adams in Mount Sterling, Kentucky on June 1st, 1915.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II in the South Pacific, attaining the rank of corporal. Upon his return from the war, he married the love of his life, Ruth Henry Adams. They made their home in Dayton, Ohio, where Mr. Adams was employed by General Motors until his retirement. Their three children and two grandchildren were the loves of their lives.
George is preceded in death by his wife Ruth Elizabeth Adams (his "Red Rose of Kentucky"). He is survived by his two sons, James T. Adams of Austin and David Adams and wife Angela of Smithville, Texas; his daughter, Jenna Madura of Melbourne, Florida; and his two granddaughters, Nico Adams and Tiffany Madura of Austin, Texas.
George was a loving husband, father and true friend. He was known for his kindness, love, and sense of humor and will be remembered for having an open hand and open heart for all. "Live by example, have no regrets."
The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, December 26, 2010 at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home.
Open visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. until service time at 4:00 p.m., Monday, December 27, 2010 in the Chapel of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home with Reverend Pat Kelly officiating. Interment will follow at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Memorial Park.