Adams, Lewis Arthur Lewis Arthur Adams, 92, dedicated husband, father, grandfather, and World War II Navy Veteran, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014 after beating colon cancer and fighting prostate and brain cancer. SERVICES: 11:00 a.m. Wed. 8/13 at Wade Funeral Home Chapel- Arlington, TX., and 1:15 at DFW National Cemetery. Lewis was born on September 21, 1922 in Bowdon Georgia, along with a twin sister Louise. An intelligent and hard-working youth, he enlisted in the Navy at the age of 17, and began his career aboard the U.S.S. Babbitt, the first destroyer to escort convoys in the North Atlantic. He served aboard several ships in the Mediterranean, including the U.S.S. Orizaba, the U.S.S. Monrovia, the U.S.S. Samuel Chase, the U.S.S. Ancon, and aboard the H.M.S. Largs, flagship of the Royal Navy. During his 5 year navy career he visited 20 foreign countries, and afterward attended West Georgia College, where he was elected Student Body President, then graduated from the University of Georgia, where he earned his BBA and pledged Sigma Chi. Lew married Lucille Keller and was employed for 30 years as a Salesman for educational publishers of school textbooks. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Lucille, daughters Angela and Judy, grandchildren Grayson and Brie Viles, his younger brother Wayne Adams, and many nieces and nephews.
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Published in Dallas Morning News on Aug. 13, 2014