Col. George W. Adams, Jr., 87 of Black Forest, passed away on January 10, 2006 at a local hospice in Colorado Springs. George was born on June 28, 1918 in Houston, Texas to George W. Adams and Bernice Cowden. He was married on July 1, 1950 to Flora Mae Estes, who survives in Black Forest. In addition to his wife, Mr. Adams is survived by two sons: Bill Adams (Cindy) of Hawaii and Brent Adams (Ann) of Wichita, KS; two daughters: Linda Schierholz (Paul) and Maggie Adams, all of Colorado Springs; nine grandsons, three granddaughters and a sister, Mary Jean Adams.
After graduating high school and its ROTC program, he joined the National Guard while attending Trinity University in San Antonio. In his senior year he was accepted to the prestigious Julliard School of Music in New York as a voice major. Subsequently his education also included University of Maryland, University of Pittsburgh, The Air War College and The General Staff and Commander School. He earned his Masters in economics in 1958. He retired with the rank of Colonel in 1970. Mr. Adams was involved and very active with the Boy Scouts of America and the Golden Eagles. He served with various churches in various capacities including Choir Director, Deacon, Elder and teaching Sunday School. His passions in life included visiting his ranch in Pearsall, TX. and big game hunting. Visitation hours were at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2006 at Swan-Law Funeral Directors, 501 N. Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 14, at Academy Christian Church, 1635 Old Ranch Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80908. Interment will be Tuesday, 1:30 p.m., January 17, at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, TX with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Academy Christian Church or South Pacific Christian Fellowship, P.O. Box 62911, Colorado Springs, CO 80962-2911.