John Porter Adams Jr.

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AUGUSTA, Ga. - John Porter Adams, Jr. beloved husband of the late Betty Gilliland Adams entered into rest Friday March 4, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Graveside services will be Monday March 7, 2005 at 11:00 A.M. at Westover Memorial Park with The Reverend Boyd Lien officiating Serving as Pallbearers will be; Gaines Huguley Sr., Gaines Huguley, Jr., Greer Huguley, Harrell Tiller, Bill Franke, Rusty Bailie, Harry Pund, III and Irvin Pund. After the death of his parents Col John and Edna Adams Sr. in 1939 Mr. Harry C. Pund Sr. became the guardian of John Porter Adams,Jr. Before moving to Augusta Mr. Adams as a young boy lived in China. He attended Porter Military Academy in Charleston and the Academy of Richmond County we he was an outstanding football & basketball player. In 1945 he joined the U.S. Marine Corp. and served on the U.S.S. Missouri when the Japanese surrendered in September 1945. He also served his country in the Korean War from 1951- 1953. After returning home from serving his country Mr. Adams became the owner of John P. Adams Real Estate and Appraisal Business which he conducted until his retirement. Mr. Adams was also a member of Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church. Mr. Adams is survived by his children; John Porter (Andrea)Adams III of Augusta, Stuart Neal Adams of Augusta, Rebecca Warren Adams of Atlanta and David Gilliland (Suzanne) Adams of Evans. Also survived by four grandchildren; Jonathan P. (Mary Margaret) Adams, Christopher A. Adams, D. Taylor Adams and Chase G. Adams. Preceded in death by his sister Barbara Adams. Family will receive friends (this evening) Sunday from 6-8 PM at Elliott Sons Funeral Home 1134 Telfair Street. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Hospice 2260 Wrightsboro Rd Augusta, GA 30904 or to the American Cancer Society 2623 Washington Rd. Suite 104 Augusta, GA 30904.
Published in The Augusta Chronicle from Mar. 5 to Mar. 6, 2005
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