James Adams, a beloved member of the Piedmont community, passed away on August 25, 2023, at the age of 82. Born on April 12, 1941, James led a remarkable life filled with accomplishments, laughter, and love.
James had an illustrious career that spanned several decades. During his school years, he worked as a dedicated school bus driver, ensuring the safe transportation of countless children. His commitment to their well-being was a testament to his caring nature.
Following his graduation from Boys High School in 1959, James embarked on a remarkable journey with Ryobi. For an astounding 35 years, he served as a designer with the company. His innovative ideas and meticulous attention to detail were instrumental in shaping numerous products that we use today. James's name became synonymous with quality and excellence within the industry.
Outside of work, James had many passions and interests that brought him joy. He had an affinity for making homemade knives and cherished using a particular knife for every task. His dedication to craftsmanship was truly admirable.
When James wasn't working on his blades, he could be found indulging in his hobbies such as fishing, golfing, and traveling to the beach—particularly Hilton Head Island. These activities allowed him to unwind and connect with nature, providing solace amidst life's busy moments.
A man with a sharp wit and infectious sense of humor, James was always the person to bring laughter into any room. His jokes and light-hearted banter lit up gatherings and made lasting memories for those fortunate enough to have known him.
One of James proudest accomplishments was his involvement with the Jaycees—a civic organization aimed at creating positive change within communities. As a dedicated member of this esteemed group, he tirelessly contributed his time and energy toward various charitable initiatives.
James service extended beyond just community involvement as he dutifully served as a Deacon in his church. His faith was an integral part of his life, and he embodied the principles and teachings of his religious community. Throughout the years, he held several Sunday School officer positions that allowed him to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. He enjoyed serving the kitchen at church during church-wide events including VBS.
James had a close-knit family that brought him immense joy throughout his life. He leaves behind a son; Greg Adams (Carol), a daughter; Sherree Crawford (Alan) sisters; Ruth Strickland, Betty Mitchell, Frances Myers, and Nancy Rollins. His legacy extends to his cherished grandchildren Caleb Adams (Autumn), Melissanne Butler, Matthew Adams, Andrew Adams, Sydney Wilson (Dawson), and great-grandchildren Andy James Adams and Hudson Wilson.
He was preceded in death by his wife; Dodie Adams, father; Thomas Coy Adams, mother; Lois Adams and brother Kyle Adams, and sisters; Jean Taylor and Mary Edna Goodson.
To honor James memory and celebrate his remarkable life, visitation services will be held at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church on August 31st from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A memorial service will take place at the same location on September 1st at 11:00 AM.
Following the memorial service, James will be laid to rest at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery during an interment ceremony starting at noon on September 1st.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family kindly requests donations be made to Generations of Grace at Mt. Pisgah Church in honor of James compassionate spirit and commitment to helping those in need.
James Adams impact on those around him cannot be understated. He leaves behind a rich tapestry of memories and a legacy that will continue to inspire generations to come. May his soul rest in eternal peace, and may his loved ones find solace in the enduring memories they shared with him.
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