Donald H. Adams Sr.

November 18, 1931April 13, 2014

Donald Howard Adams Sr., age 82, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida. He was born November 18, 1931 in Douglas, Georgia to John and Nancy (Connors) Adams. Don retired as a Captain after 26 years of service with the Jacksonville Fire & Rescue Department. He was one of the first paramedics with the department. He was also a member of the Normandy Park Baptist Church. After retiring Don love to spend his time outdoors and could be found on the golf course or out on the water fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers Norman, T.L., Thurston, and one sister Helen Davis. Don will be missed dearly by his loving wife of 49 years Nora Evelyn Adams; two sons Howard Adams Jr. (Ursula) and Michael Adams(Karen); two daughters Sylvia Stone (Clifford) and Donna McKinnon (Wayne); four brothers Woodrow, Wendell, Kenny, and Randy; three sisters Cleo Chaney , Frances Woods, and Wanda Stone; six grandchildren Jaime, Jeffrey, Clifton, Christopher, Daniel, and Timothy; seven great grandchildren Kameron, Kaitlyn, Kaycee, Shelby Lynn, Cole, Chandler, and Caleb. Family will receive friends and family 10:00 – 11:00 am Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Normandy Park Baptist Church, 7050 Normandy Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32205. Funeral services will follow visitation at 11:00 am at the church with Pastor Troy Dixon officiating. Interment will follow the services at Riverside Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that memorial contributions be made in Donald’s honor to the Mission Fund at Normandy Park Baptist Church. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Hardage-Giddens Town & Country Funeral Home, 7242 Normandy Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32205,


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 16, 2014
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Donald H. Adams Sr.

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July 30, 2014

my condolences to the family and close friends i will miss him coming to hyde park he always had a smile on his face i liked him ute maddox hyde park golf course

Donna McKinnon

May 9, 2014

Daddy, Why is it that the thought of you being gone from this life does not seem real, but the pain I feel is so very real? It is so hard to know that I will not hear your voice saying "I love you." I relive that last day with you, and remember everything you said to me. That last day was the most precious gift from God! I could touch you, and talk to you, and hold you. Those moments were priceless! I love you, and I will see you again! I'm so happy that you are not suffering , but I miss you so much!

Gayle Underwood

April 20, 2014

Nora Sorry to hear of Don's passing. You and your family are in my prayers

Sherry Wall

April 19, 2014

Sylvia...You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers..I love you!

April 16, 2014

Don will be missed...... Our prayers are with Evelyn and the family.
Mason & Pam Miller

April 16, 2014

Ms. Sylvia and Family, You are all in my thoughts and Prayers this morning as you have been during the last few months . Love You, Beverly Johns, Douglas, Ga.

April 16, 2014

The Officers and members of the Jacksonville Retired Firefighters Association want to express our sympathy to the entire Adams family. May God bless you with peace and understanding at this most difficult time.

Wayne Doolittle, President

April 16, 2014

Evelyn, I am sorry for your loss. Don will be extremely missed. My deepest sympathy at this time of sorrow. God Bless you.
Susan Vanzant

Dana Vickers

April 16, 2014

Donna, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers as you grieve for your father. May God give you the strength to find comfort and peace in the good memories that you have of him.

Beverly Wheaton

April 16, 2014

I will be thinking of and praying for all of you during this very sad time...remember the happy times..I'm including a pic of one of those "Happy Times"!!