Sunday, February 6, 2011

Tribute To A Special Hero

A Tribute to my precious Uncle Don--A Hero to his country, friends and family.  He will be greatly missed. 
Don Roy Adams
Oct. 10, 1936-Feb. 2, 2011

Don Roy Adams, 74, husband of Nancy Glazener Adams, went to meet his Lord aned Saviour, Wednesday February, 2, 2011 at his residence.

Born in Greenville, he was the son of the late Benjamin Woodfin and Lena Garrett Adams.

Mr. Adams was retired from Her Majesty and was a veteran of the United States Army.

He was a member of Mauldin First Baptist Church where he served as Elder's Men's Sunday School teacher. He also led many Bible studies and was a great Bible teacher and lived his life to serve Jehovah.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, Stephen D. Adams and wife, Kimberly, of Piedmont; a daughter, Donna A. Berry and husband, Jeffrey, of Union; two sisters, Joan Smith (Vernon) of Easley and Elaine Finley (Bob) of Belton; three brothers, James Adams (Betty) of Ball Ground, GA, Paul Adams (Betty) of Maudlin and Virgil Adams of Mauldin; adopted brother and sister, Charles and Marilyn Hazel of Mauldin; five grandchildren, Kevin, April, Stephanie, Regan and Ryan; three step grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Friday, February 4, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown. The funeral service will be held Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Mauldin. Burial will follow in Greenville Memorial Gardens.

Uncle Don was such a wonderful man.  He was a wonderful christian man who strived everyday to give glory to his Lord and Savior.  Even in his suffering he gave God the glory for everything.  Many people's lives were affected by his calm spirit and giving heart.  I will forever miss his calm, easy sense of humor.  He could so easily slip a joke into your conversation and you never knew what had hit you until the laughter rang out.  the "boys club" as the 4 brothers were known were always planning some kind of get together.  They spent so many wonderful times together.  We granny Lena and Papa Ben had both passed away the six children made it a constant goal to stay close.  They would plan birthday outings, meet at least once a month as a group with their spouses and any other family members who wanted to attend for lunch at a given restaurant in town.  The waitresses knew the family well and always welcomed the group with smiles and laughter.  Now the five will strive to continue the closeness of the group. 

Uncle Don was the fourth born of the six children and he always picked on his younger sister Elane telling her that she was the oldest.    The funeral was beautiful with many friends giving testimony about how he had affected their lives.  The graveside ceremony was so touching, as I am sure all veteran funerals are, but the honor guard who played the most beautiful tapps that I have heard and did a graceful chilling flag ceremony went above and beyond.  It was one of the most moving I have ever wittnessed.  Uncle Don would have been so honored and humbled.  Now with the funeral over we move on to living our lives as he would have wanted us to continue....in service of others.

Now on to planning the cruise excursions and making sure my precious friend Kim has a wonderful time.   I am even planning on stepping outside of my comfort zone and going down the 5 traverses of a zipline in Belize.  Believe me....this is definately outside of this height fearing girl's comfort zone!  But life is too short to be afraid of anything. 

Today is SuperBowl Sunday!!   So who are you rooting for?  My family is divided as some are  packer fans and some are steeler fans.  I just really want it to be a good game...not a blowout on either side.  Let's make it interesting.

Hey I just realized that I haven't researched fabric stores in all of the ports we are going to.  I better make sure that there is not some fabric that just needs to find it's way back to my studio.  hehehehehe.

Have a great day quilting,
Shelia

1 comment:

Impera_Magna said...

My deepest sympathy for the loss of your Uncle Don to you and all your family. May God grant you strength and comfort in the days ahead...