Sunday, March 25, 2012

In Memory

Paul Ellis Adams Sr. (1934 - 2012)


Paul Ellis Adams

Greenville

Mr. Paul Ellis Adams Sr., 77, husband of Betty Jean Godfrey Adams for 57 years, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 20, 2012.

Mr. Adams was born one of six children on July 13, 1934 in Simpsonville to the Late Benjamin Woodfin Adams and Lena Garrett Adams. He worked for many years at Abbey Mills before retiring from J.D. Hollingsworth. He loved to garden and was an avid hunter. He was a member of Mauldin First Baptist Church and a huge fan of baseball and the Atlanta Braves. Paul was very active in the Masonic Order in South Carolina. He was Past Master of Empire Masonic Lodge #213, Past Patron of Empire Chapter Order of the Eastern Star. He was a dedicated Shriner of Hejaz Shrine Center for over 40 years helping raise money for Shriner's Hospital for Children. He was a life member of Golden Strip Shrine Club.

Also survived by his son Paul Ellis Adams Jr. of the home; daughter Shelia Adams Chandler (husband Roger) of Greenville; granddaughter Kelly Black Perkins (husband Jerry) of Newberry; step-grandchildren, Roger Dale Chandler Jr. (Leah) of Panama City, Florida, Rance Chandler (Olivia) of Spokane, Washington, and Lynette Chandler of Idaho; great-grandchildren, Taylor Black and Dale Black of Fountain Inn, step-great-grandchildren, Roger Chandler III, Haley Chandler of Greenville, and Daniel Chandler of Panama City, FL; step-great-grandchildren, Brennan Chandler of Seattle Washington and Jackson Chandler of Idaho; siblings James Adams (wife Betty) of Ball Ground, GA, Joan Smith (husband Vernon) of Easley, and Elane Finley (husband Bob) of Belton; many cousins, nieces and nephews; adopted brother and sister, Charles and Marilyn Hazel of Mauldin; precious friends and neighbors Ken and MaryAnn Wood of Greenville. His smiling face will be missed by his numerous friends and family. He was predeceased by two brothers, Don Adams and Virgil Adams.

Memorial services will be 5:30 p.m. Friday at Fletcher Funeral Home Chapel in Fountain Inn. Masonic Rites will be rendered by Empire Masonic Lodge #213. Visitation will follow immediately after the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Shriner's Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605, in memory of Paul.

The family is at the home of daughter Shelia Chandler at 16 Prestige Court in Greenville.

This has been a very difficult time in my life.  It breaks your heart to lose your father but it breaks your heart more to see him suffer.  Although it is tough to let him go I am glad he is not in pain anymore.
 
Shelia

3 comments:

Debbie said...

I lost my Dad 22 years ago, and somedays I just want to hear him call me Sister. But, it will be better with time for you. The service was wonderful. You are blessed that he was so well loved and remembered. Let me know if you or Betty need something I can help with.

quilt happy said...

sorry for your loss i lost my dad in 1972

Donna said...

I lost my dad about 20 years ago and I still miss him. But you are right about seeing him suffer. It will get easier but not less.