Gregory Stewart Adams, 57, of Winston-Salem, passed away Thursday, Sept. 30, at the Palliative Care Unit of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He was born Jan. 17, 1953, in Winston-Salem to Dr. and Mrs. H. Stewart Adams (both now deceased).
As a young child, he enjoyed learning at the Graylyn Center for children with disabilities. At age 8 he moved to Murdoch Center for the mentally handicapped in Butner, NC. At age 40 he returned to Winston-Salem to live at Independence Group Home for more than 13 years. After that, he resided at Danby House at Homestead Hills Assisted Living, until a recent move to Grace Healthcare.
Greg was a jolly fellow and made friends easily. He is known by all as a kind and generous soul. He had the amazing ability to adapt to new situations, even in his later years with several additional disabilities. He was an adventurous soul. He loved to dance, and was a great sports fan. He showed strength and courage when faced with numerous physical and mental challenges. He inspired us by his grace. He will bless the heavens as he has blessed us all here. Above all, Greg loved his friends and family.
He is forever a beloved brother to his sisters: Becky Adams of Boulder, CO, Ginger Grimaldi (and husband Gene) of Clemmons, NC, and Susan Mead (and husband Richard) of Emigrant, MT. Also surviving are his niece, Genevieve Grimaldi (and baby son Jaden) of Winston-Salem, NC, and his nephew, Mark Miller of Boulder, CO.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the many friends, caregivers, and medical personnel who gave Greg their indispensable support and comfort.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, at Vogler and Sons Funeral Home, Reynolda Road Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Burial at Forsyth Memorial Park will follow the funeral service.
Memorials may be made to the Group Homes of Forsyth, Inc. for the mentally retarded and people with disabilities; 8064 North Point Blvd., W-S, NC 27106.
Online condolences may be made to www.frankvoglerandsons.com