David Henry Adams, Jr. 88, of Knightdale, passed away Friday night, August 21, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. David was born in Wake County on November 28, 1926 to the late David Henry Adams, Sr. and Lela Morris Adams. He graduated from Knightdale High School in 1943 and at the age of 18 joined the US Army Air Corp, where he served two years. He married the love of his life, Odessa Johnson Adams, who preceded him in death in 2009. During their marriage, they were blessed with four boys. He was also a proud grandfather and great-grandfather. In 1985, he retired from the Federal Aviation Agency (Raleigh Durham Airport). He also farmed for many years in eastern Wake County. After retirement he enjoyed spending time outdoors, fishing, and traveling with his wife.
Funeral service will be held 11:00 am on Monday, August 24, 2015 at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 8400 Poole Road, Knightdale, NC 27545, with Reverend George Fox officiating. Burial will take place in the church cemetery with military honors.
He is survived by his sons: David Henry Adams, III (Jackie) of Raleigh, Michael Lee Adams (Beverly) of Garner, Stuart Wesley Adams (Olivia) of Knightdale, Gerald Wayne Adams(Debbie) of Knightdale; grandchildren: Tracy Daniels (Chad), David Henry Adams, IV, Leigh Adams White (Sean), Jeffrey Scott Adams, Jade Adams Towner (Ryan), Brittany Janice Adams, Dr. Zachary Alexis Adams, Jill Ann Adams; great-grandchildren: Lauren, Kayla, Savannah, Addison, and Carson. Also numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings: Dorsey Lee Adams, Marjorie Adams Reeder, Catherine Adams Callahan, and Tony Gene Adams.
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The family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday, August 23, 2015 from 3:00-5:00 pm at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, NC 27545.
Condolences to the family may be sent to poolefuneral.com under Obituaries.