Don was a wonderful friend and a giving, sharing man. I just found out about his passing and my wife Ewa and I send love and our warmest regards to his family.....My memories of Don and Michael, all of them, bring a smile to my heart.
Dear Tracy and John,
We are so sorry to hear about Don.I'll never forget sharing his cigars with him and his loving,kind ways.You are in our prayers. with love,Stasia and Victor
A good friend with whom I played a little football back in the 50's. We both attended Superior Ave Baptist Church in Bogalusa; where his Mother was very active in all aspects of the church life.
I did not know what had happened to him after he left Bogalusa, but I did know that he had moved to the Pineville-Alexandria area. He was a good friend and I missed him and wondered where he was and what had happened to him. I sure wish that I could have touched base with him in the last sixty years or so.
Suffice it to say, my prayers are with his wife and family. It is comforting to know that we will all see him and his sweet Mother again some day.
I am going to try to send a picture of the Bogalusa High School Junior Jacks of 1951. He is standing on the back row, third player from the left (68) and I am fifth player from the left on the back row (67).
A good man and good friend gone, but never forgotten
Tracy, Michael and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You all will be in my thoughts and prayes.
Dear Family, Please accept my deepest sympathy. I had the pleasure of working with Don at LHC and he was always such a gentleman. His wonderful smile will be missed by many.
I am so sorry for your loss. Don was a gentleman and a dear person to all.
Michael and the rest of Don's Family.
I was shocked and saddened to read about Don's Passing in the Bogalusa Paper this morning. Don is my second Cousin and has Visited with My wife Valette and I in recent years. We thoroughly enjoyed his visit and having the opportunity to hear about his family and to relive old times together. I will miss Don and knowing how much his family meant to him and he to them, I know he will be greatly missed up there as well. Don and I both did a litte art work, Mine not nearly as outstanding as his but it gave us a lot in common.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all and knowing how I feel his loss I cannot imagine where all of you are.
Please take care of each other and If you need to get me. give me a call or send me an email.
Don Adams was a wonderful, kind, generous loving man. His beautiful family is a wonderful legacy. He leaves a large space in all our lives and he is dearly missed.
Jim and I ran into Don a while back at a dinner party and were able to catch up. He was, as he always had been, kind and gracious. Such a gentle spirit who loved and enjoyed life. A true southern gentleman. He will be missed. Our prayers are with Don's family.
I was privileged to work for Don in the 90s at LHC. He was truly suave and sophisticated and such a gentleman. What a gift it was to be able to visit with him this past December. His wit and charm had deepened with age, and I will treasure the memory of that visit always. My deepest condolences to Don's family.
"May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back." Now that road trip will have to wait. You'll be missed. I'm attaching the image I found last January...
Don had a way of lighting up a room when he entered. His great smile, twinkling eyes and ever so cool demeanor. I worked with him at Long, Haymes and Carr and was always so honored to have him at the helm. He will be greatly missed. My prayers for comfort are with all of you as you mourn this great loss.
Michael, Tracy, Melea and families,
Don was simply amazing. He enriched the lives of all who knew him. I am so sorry for your loss.
Tracy and Troy and family,
I am brokenhearted to hear of your father's death. I'm only thankful that we could reconnect, if only briefly, in the past year. I will never forget that day on your mother's farm! Looking at those pictures of Don when he was young bring back vivid memories of your sweet brother Donny. They were so alike. Please accept my sincere condolences and know that you are all in my thoughts.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Don's family. We enjoyed catching up with Don in December. He will indeed be missed.
To Don's family,
We are saddened to learn of Don Adam's death. I knew him in Winston-Salem when Don Layno and I opened the first high-end wine store in North Carolina in 1972. He designed the logo - a copy of which hangs in my wine room today.
In the late 80's we and the Laynos had apartments at Peppertree Resorts at Atlantic Beach and one night had a hugh joint supper on the porch. Don wrote out the menu in beautiful script AND bought the wine for the occasion. Our daughter Louise remembers going to the store with Don to buy the wine and is still shocked that he insisted on buying the best wine in the store.
Don was a gracious gentleman whom we enjoyed on many occasions and will miss him on future trips to North Carolina.
With fond affection,
Dick and Elaine Ottaway, Brewster, MASS.
Jim and I were saddened to learn of Don's death. Please know you are in our thoughts. I have fondest memories of you and Don and our working together at LH&C all those years ago. I send my warmest regards and sincere sympathy to you and your family.
My condolences to Don's family. Over the years I knew Don, many of us have fond momories of the golf tournaments at Myrtle Beach and his matching attire for each day. He will certainly be missed.
Words are inadequate to express my feelings at the loss of our cousin, Don. Being nine years younger than Don, I always looked up to him and admired his talents, his athleticism and his overall joie de vivre. He was, to put it simply, a great guy!
I last saw him at our cousins reunion two years ago. It was such a pleasure to be with him and to talk once more about events of years past. As we gather for our next reunion later this month, we will surely miss his presence, his endearing smile and the privilege of sitting and talking with him.
Don and i worked together at LHC during the late '80s. He was the original Don Draper-- one of the true, real life "Mad Men". An advertising legend. What a gent and really, really cool. My sympathies to his family.
My friend is gone, he won't return, but I believe I'll see him again someday. Then I'll tell him "I loved you like a brother. You were my friend, co-worker, partner, boss. I had plans for visiting you when you got a little better. But you left too soon." Dear Family, my heartfelt prayers go out to you for your adjustment to life without this special person.
Traci and extended family-
I was shocked to hear about Don. He was one of a kind and such a generous, kind and sweet soul. He will be missed!
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
My prayer are with the family during this difficult time. Remenbering Don, the hearts he touched, the lives he changed, and the love he gave will live on.
It is my extreme privilege to call this incredible human being my dear friend. He will be held in highest honor in my heart for all of my days.
Michael, Traci and Families,
I am so saddened and shocked to hear about Don. Working for him at LHC was one of the highlights of my life and I continue to hold those memories, even though it was a long time ago.
Seeing Don through the years has also been special as I would always get that wonderful smile and big hug.
I am holding all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
I am so sorry to learn of the death of this True Gentleman. My thoughts and prayers are with yo
Dear Michael, Tracy and family, I am truly sorry about your loss. I have enjoyed knowing Don for many years both as a patient and acquaintance. My heart goes out to you all. I hope that your memories bring you comfort in this time of grief.
Trish and I were very sadden when we heard of Don's passing. We shared some great times together when we lived in Winston-Salem. Don will live on in the hearts of everyone he touched. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this difficult time.
Doug & Trish Beck
I have wonderful memories of Don during LHC days! It is hard to believe he could be gone from this world. But what a spirit he had, and a spirit like his can only live on, in his children, in those who hold dear memories.......I can see him now, suspenders, dress shirt........wonderful eyes that squinted when he beamed that big smile of his.........Safe Travels, Don.
Dear Tracy and Family,
I have very fond memories of Don as a child growing up and riding between he and his mother on trips to Beaumont, Tx and also visits to Bogalusa. He was always a barrel of laughs and I will always remember his kind ways. I am so glad that we got to visit at our last cousin reunion in Franklinton. We will always miss him in our reunions here on earth but know that he is at the greatest reunion of all.
Tracey and John-My prayers and thoughts are with you now during your time of loss. I'm so glad to have become reacquainted with Don over the the past 5 years, he was truley a fabulous father, grandfather, friend and person, with so very much to give. Always loved the smile and sparkle in his eyes and the good times we all enjoyed. My arms surround you at this time. Love Katie
Seeing that picture brings back so many memories - the irresistible smile, the dapper dresser, and the soft yet powerful voice of authority and confidence. He had a full life, and reading what he did after retiring is really cool. Don was the real deal.
Andy and I send our deepest love and sympathy to you in the loss of your precious Dad. I always admired him so, his rugged handsomeness and his incredible artistic talent. He was a real gentleman and I know you will miss him terribly. Please know that even though I am far from you, I am praying for you and love you very much.
With fond memories of a kind man with a big heart, an even bigger smile, and talent to brag about. I may be far away in miles, but in Spirit I am right there, with my arms around my friends and NC "family." Sending prayers that Don's passing reminds us all of how precious life is. He is someone who lived life to the fullest. Here's to you, Don!
I have very fond memories of Don during the LHC years. I enjoyed working with him. So very sorry for your loss.
Tracy, Melea and family,
I have fond memories of our childhood and gowing up years. Our families visited often. After the family moved from Bogalusa, our contacts were not as often, but we have always had a close friendship.Our family reunion this year will be very sad without him. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love to you all.
THANK YOU TRACY AND FAMILY FOR LETTING ME BE A SMALL PART OF DON'S LIFE. HE ALWAYS BRIGHTENED MY DAY. I WAS SO PROUD TO KNOW HIM. ALL MY LOVE TO YOU AND YOURS. GINNY SHIPPOLE
A dear gentleman who enjoyed life. He will be missed.
Melea & Family,
My thoughts & prayers are with you all during this time of sorrow.