Gordon Max Adams

November 26, 1927June 16, 2012

Gordon Adams SMSgt. USAF Retired Bossier City, LA

Funeral services for Gordon Adams will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 25, 2012 at the Hill Crest Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Gerald Dacus officiating. Interment will follow at Hill Crest Memorial Park, with full military honors. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 2012 at the Hill Crest Funeral Home.

Mr. Adams was born on November 26, 1927 in St. Louis, Mo and passed away June 16, 2012 in Bossier City, LA.

Gordon was the second of eleven children born to Olan and Mildred Adams. The family moved to Northeast Arkansas at an early age where he graduated from Walcott High School. Following graduation he entered the Air Force and served more than twenty six years as a Combat Crew member in Strategic Air Command (SAC) flying B-17’s, RB-29’s, RB-36’s, KC-97’s, and KC-135’s. His military service included time in WW II, Korea, and Southeast Asia. Following his military retirement he worked for twenty years as an Insurance Claims Adjuster.

Shirlee, his wife of over fifty years, preceded him in death. Also preceding him were four brothers, Glen, Hulan, J.C., and Roy. Survivors include three children, daughter Marsha and husband Phil, son Steve and wife Kerrie, son Phil and wife Kathy; three sisters, Imadel Dacus, Mary Peppers, and Sarah Christian; three brothers, Paul, Ed and wife Sondra, Dewayne and wife Joann; six grandchildren, Geoff Cunningham, Chad Adams, Jennifer Weir, Kristen Adams, Rachel Adams, and Greg Cunningham; also three great-grandchildren, Madison, Dane, and Bradley.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Arbor of Bossier for their years of taking care of Gordon. Also thank you to Regional Hospice Care , for your care and support. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Mt. Zion Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 98, Walcott, Arkansas 72470.

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  • Visitation Sunday, June 24, 2012
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Angela Lance

June 25, 2012

My deepest sympathy to the Adams Family I will miss him

Carol LaPlante Beeman

June 24, 2012

Eternal Rest grant unto him Lord.

John Clagg, Jr

June 24, 2012

May the Lord, the Great Comforter and Prince of Peace, engulf His presence over you and your whole family during this difficult time.

John Clagg, Jr.
Parkway High School 1975

Ron Hoff

June 23, 2012

My deepest sympathy to the Adams family. I have known Gordon since 1965 when we were stationed together at Dow AFB, ME, then here at Barksdale. He was a great guy.

For the Commander, Carroll R. Michaud

June 23, 2012

The Final Salute

“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to Gordon Adams our “Brother-in-Arms”. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Gordon. And to Gordon it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country during WW-II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars while serving in the U.S. Air Force. Gordon, you are a true patriot, who served with honor and distinction. You upheld the finest qualities of an American patriot warrior: courage, commitment, generosity, sacrifice, love and devotion to family and country. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 1,261 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion, I extend our sympathies and our condolences to Gordon's family and loved ones.

Dennis Engdahl, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109

June 23, 2012

Gorden Adams another comrade in arms has gone home to be with his Lord.May he earn his wings up there as he did here on earth,with Honor,Valor and Diginty
Boom Stowed. Boom checking off....
Dick Hermans VP IFR Boom Assn.

Gil Bazo

June 23, 2012

So sorry for your loss Gordy and I were in the same squadron at Barksdale. He was a friend always with a smile.

June 22, 2012

Phil, sorry for you and your families loss our prayers are with you.
Wayne and Candace Keller Guantanamo Bay, Cuba