Adams, Roland Hobson 1931-2013 Roland H. Adams of Garland, Texas passed away July 23, at age 82, with his loving family at his side. A memorial service for Roland will be held Saturday, Aug. 10 at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Garland. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to First Presbyterian Church of Garland or Cal Farley's Boys Ranch in Amarillo. A native of Texas, Roland was born in Haskell County and spent most of his life in Denton, where he was raised, and Garland, where he resided from 1968 until his passing. He and Margaret Adams were married for more than 60 years and had two sons: Roland H. Adams Jr. and John Clayton Adams. Roland was a graduate of North Texas State Teachers College Demonstration High School in Denton and The University of Texas at Austin, where he received a bachelor's degree in ceramic engineering. Between receiving his high school and college diplomas he served four years in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant. After graduation from college he had a long career as a production manager in the brick industry, during which he won a number of professional honors. He spent most of his career with Acme Brick Company but also worked for Champion Brick Company of Baltimore, Maryland, Boren Clay Products Company of North Carolina and Reliance Clay Products Company of Dallas. He retired in early 1996. He was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church - baptized at Cumberland Presbyterian in Denton, elected a deacon while a member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Denton in the early 1960s and an elder of First Presbyterian Church of Garland, which he and his family joined in 1971. He was also a member of the fraternity of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons since 1953 and was a Master Mason. He was a member of two lodges: Stanfield Lodge #217 in Denton (his home lodge) and Garland Lodge #441. Roland is survived by his wife Margaret, of Garland, as well as his son Roland H. Adams Jr. and his son's wife Sandra Adams, residents of Greene, Maine. He was predeceased by his son John Adams.
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Published in Dallas Morning News on Aug. 4, 2013