Glyndon J. Adams

Glyndon J. Adams was born October 29, 1923, and was promoted to Heaven Sunday, August 8, 2010, at the age of 86. He was the son of Lester and Maudie Layton Adams, both of Nacogdoches County, and grew up in Martinsville, Texas, where he was an outstanding basketball player and learned to hunt and fish, which became lifelong passions. As a part of "America's Greatest Generation," Glyndon proudly served and sacrificed for his country as a member of the Army during World War II. During the voyage to the South Pacific, where he was assigned to the Philippines, his transport ship was attacked by a submarine. Glyndon was one of the few to survive, spending a day and night on the deep with severe wounds. He was finally rescued and eventually recovered from his physical wounds, but like many returning vets, he was uncomfortable discussing his wounds until late in life. Upon returning from war, Glyndon married his sweetheart, Tommye Earl Beach, with whom he shared his life for 64 years until his death. They had two children, Tommye Glyn, married to Rick Scarborough, and Jim Adams, married to Sheila, both of Nacogdoches. He is survived by their two children and spouses, and two grandchildren, Misty Allmond, married to Daniel, of San Antonio, Texas, and Richard Jr., married to Annie, of Pearland, Texas, and four great-grandchildren, Micah and Alexis Allmond, and Richard III and Kaylee Anne Scarborough. Glyndon was greatly loved by his family and many good friends. He was an avid bird hunter, and for many years he raised and trained some of East Texas' best bird dogs. His exploits with a shotgun were the stuff of legends, among his hunting buddies. He was baptized in the Martinsville Baptist Church, but joined and attended the First Christian Church of Nacogdoches, after marriage, and he remained a member there until his death, serving in numerous capacities over the years. Glyndon was employed as a surveyor for the U.S. Soil Conservation Service for 27 years and also conducted the family rental and ranching business until his retirement. He is survived by his wife, his two children, their spouses, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, and his sister, Sherrie Barfield and her husband, Dr. George Hubert of Houston, Texas; his brother-in-law, Gary Taylor of Martinsville, Texas; his nieces, Sandra Taylor of Martinsville, Texas, and Mary Hurst and her husband, James, of Nacogdoches. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Valena Taylor; and his granddaughter, Kathryn Anne Scarborough. Glyndon's whole life can be defined by faithfulness. He was a faithful son, a faithful soldier, a faithful husband, a faithful father, a faithful provider and a faithful friend. He will be missed by all who knew him. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 11, 2010, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel in Nacogdoches. Glyndon will be buried at the Martinsville Cemetery in Martinsville, Texas. Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 10. Pallbearers will be C.D. Thomas, Phil Pegg, George Perry Campbell, David Campbell, Ray Byars and Morris Fuller. Honorary pallbearers will be lifelong friends Charles Bright, Joe Tutt and Don Brice, and members of Nacogdoches V.F.W. Post 3893. Special appreciation is given to Dr. Vijaya Pokala and staff and to Rock Haven Nursing Home for their care. Memorial donations may be made to The Nacogdoches Treatment Center, 119 Hughes St., Nacogdoches, Texas 75961. Online obituary and guest book posted at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors.

Funeral Home

Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors
5400 North Street Nacogdoches, TX 75965
(936) 564-7333

Published in The Daily Sentinel on Aug. 10, 2010