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David Leland AdamsNovember 8, 1952 ~ December 22, 2017 (age 65)
Mr. David Leland Adams, 65, of Uvalda, died Friday, December 22, 2017, in the Community Hospice House in Vidalia after a short illness. He was born in Savannah, to his father Conner Adams and his mother Pat Adams. The family moved to Montgomery County prior to David's second grade, and he met Kenny "Bimbo" Clark (Pauline), his lifelong friend, who was at his beside at his death.
Mr. Adams was a retired carpenter, builder, and renovator. He had a natural mathematical talent for building construction, perhaps inherited from his grandfather and father, without the aid of a blueprint, or computer, or paper. He could estimate his needed material, and had very little remaining at job completion. Seemingly, his trademark attire was a number 2½ pencil, for writing on wood, stone, brick or tile, clipped to a front pocket shirt. His craft took him to jobs in Alaska, Houston, Texas, and Durham, North Carolina; but he always returned to his beloved Uvalda, Georgia where he served on the town council and attended the Uvalda Methodist Church. He met his wife, the former Zan Joyce Yarbrough, of Wheeler County, when he did building construction on the Joyce property. At his death, they had been married six years, and he had completed renovation of their cottage in Fairhope, Alabama, a charming, flower-filled town on Mobile Bay. During the 1970's, he was in the Georgia National Guard, training in Ft. Leavenworth, Missouri. In recent years, he was the bailiff -- no telephones, etc.-- during court sessions at the Montgomery County Court House.
In addition to his wife, David is survived by his sister, Carolyn Anderson of Uvalda, two brothers, Stacy Adams of Uvalda, and Mark Adams and wife Tracey of Monroe, North Carolina.
The funeral service will be held Thursday, December 28th at 11:00 a.m. in Shiloh United Methodist Church, Highway 19, near Lumber City, with Reverend Patrick Brannen, Reverend David Deen, and Reverend Shareon Womack officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00.
Flowers are accepted, or should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Uvalda United Methodist Church, PO Box 371, Uvalda, GA 30473, or the Shiloh United Methodist Church, 2124 S. Hwy 19, Glenwood, Georgia 30428, or the charity of your choice.