OBITUARY

Arthur Stanford "Stan" Adams

May 20, 1935August 14, 2021

Arthur Stanford Adams, 86, passed away on Saturday, August 14, 2021. A memorial service will be held at Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Bass Road, Macon, on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Leigh Halverson officiating. The family will greet friends immediately following the service and requests that attendees wear masks and observe social distancing. Burial will be private.

Stan was born in Thomaston, Georgia to Arthur Paul and Hazel Hickmon Adams. He is survived by his wife of 60 years Sandra, and children Paula Adams Shaw (Curt), John Stanford Adams (Robynne ) and Charlotte Adams; grandchildren Larkin Shaw Jones (Andrew), Andrew Shaw (Stacey), and Jack Adams; and great-grandchildren Beatty Jones, Lottie Jones, Emersyn Shaw, and another Baby Shaw due in November.

Stan was preceded in death by his parents and great-grandson Matthew Shaw. Stan graduated from R.E. Lee High School Thomaston, Georgia and attended Georgia Tech, graduating in 1957 with a B.S. in Architecture. After serving in the Army Signal Corp, he returned to Georgia Tech and earned a B.A. in Architecture in 1961. Stan remained in the Army Reserve until 1965, reaching the rank of captain. Stan and Sandra moved to Macon in 1961 where he had accepted a position with William P. Thompson, Architects, thus beginning his 53-year career as an architect. While working for the Thompson firm, Stan worked on the design for the Macon Coliseum.

In 1965 he opened his own architectural firm and, during his career, was proud of the fact that he served the same clients for many years. He designed many of the school buildings in Peach, Monroe, Jasper, and Telfair counties, as well as Dublin city schools. In Bibb County, Stan was the architect for the Macon-Bibb headquarters fire station, numerous banks, and the former Hutchings Career Center building. He also designed the headquarters fire station in Athens. Stan was instrumental in the design build and site work for the Fort Hawkins Commission of the Visitors Center. Stan retired in 2014, leaving the Adams and Day firm in good hands with long-time partner Bob Day.

Stan was an amateur radio operator since age 16 and belonged to the Macon Amateur Radio Club for many years. Using his call sign of W4VZY, he enjoyed making contact with other hams around the world and talking to his childhood friend Charlie Walker in Australia.

Stan enjoyed traveling in the U.S. and abroad. One of his and Sandra’s favorite trips was traveling for five weeks across the western states. He and Sandra spent many happy hours visiting cemeteries and courthouses, researching family genealogy throughout the United States.

Stan was a member of Vineville Baptist Church, the Ocmulgee Chapter Sons of the American Revolution, and also the Vine-Ingle Lions Club during its existence.

Memorial gifts may be made to Vineville Baptist Church or The Methodist Home for Children.

Visit www.snowsmacon.com to express condolences. Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Bass Road has charge of the arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by his wife of 60 years Sandra, and children Paula Adams Shaw (Curt), John Stanford Adams (Robynne ) and Charlotte Adams; grandchildren Larkin Shaw Jones (Andrew), Andrew Shaw (Stacey), and Jack Adams; and great-grandchildren Beatty Jones, Lottie Jones, Emersyn Shaw, and another Baby Shaw due in November.
  • DONATIONS

  • Vineville Baptist Church
  • Methodist Home for Children and Youth

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Thursday, August 19, 2021

  • Visitation - Following the Service

    Thursday, August 19, 2021

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Billy Dove

August 21, 2021

While in high school, Stan and I became friends through our common interest in ham radio. Unforturnately, as adults, Stan and I had our career work locations keep us apart.
But, now at 88, I'm thankful to still have those boyhood memories.

Merry Harris

August 19, 2021

A gentleman through and through and great to work with.

John Trussell

August 17, 2021

Sandra and Family - It was with much sadness that I learned of Stan’s passing. He was a wonderful gentleman and always so kind and thoughtful to everyone he met. He was a rock solid member of the Ocmulgee Sar chapter and served several positions, most currently as Secretary. His devotion to Sar was much appreciated and he will be greatly missed! May God hold him in the palm of his hand in Heaven. John Trussell, Past President, Ocmulgee Chapter

Alison Evans, CEO The Methodist Home for Children

August 17, 2021

On behalf of the children, staff and Trustees of The Methodist Home, we offer our sincere and heartfelt condolences. May the peace and presence of God be near today and in the days ahead.

Warren Selby

August 16, 2021

On behalf of Warren Associates, Inc. we are all saddened by the passing of Stan Adams. Our company constructed, and renovated, many buildings, throughout Central Georgia, that were designed by Mr. Adams. Mr. Adams will be remembered as a Man of Honor and Integrity and leaves a lasting legacy.

Warren Selby, Jr.
President
Warren Associates, Inc.
Macon, GA.

Renee L Sullivan

August 16, 2021

Mrs. Sandra and family,

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Mr. Stan. He was a wonderfully kind person whom I enjoyed getting to know. On behalf of our chapter, I offer our condolences to you all. Prayers for strength and peace to you all.

Renee Sullivan, Ph.D., President
Sidney Lanier 25 United Daughters of the Confederacy
Macon, Georgia

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Biography

Arthur Stanford Adams, 86, passed away on Saturday, August 14, 2021. A memorial service will be held at Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Bass Road, Macon, on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Leigh Halverson officiating. The family will greet friends immediately following the service and requests that attendees wear masks and observe social distancing. Burial will be private.

Stan was born in Thomaston, Georgia to Arthur Paul and Hazel Hickmon Adams. He is survived by his wife of 60 years Sandra, and children Paula Adams Shaw (Curt), John Stanford Adams (Robynne ) and Charlotte Adams; grandchildren Larkin Shaw Jones (Andrew), Andrew Shaw (Stacey), and Jack Adams; and great-grandchildren Beatty Jones, Lottie Jones, Emersyn Shaw, and another Baby Shaw due in November.

Stan was preceded in death by his parents and great-grandson Matthew Shaw.
Stan graduated from R.E. Lee High School Thomaston, Georgia and attended Georgia Tech, graduating in 1957 with a B.S. in Architecture. After serving in the Army Signal Corp, he returned to Georgia Tech and earned a B.A. in Architecture in 1961. Stan remained in the Army Reserve until 1965, reaching the rank of captain.

Stan and Sandra moved to Macon in 1961 where he had accepted a position with William P. Thompson, Architects, thus beginning his 53-year career as an architect. While working for the Thompson firm, Stan worked on the design for the Macon Coliseum.

In 1965 he opened his own architectural firm and, during his career, was proud of the fact that he served the same clients for many years. He designed many of the school buildings in Peach, Monroe, Jasper, and Telfair counties, as well as Dublin city schools. In Bibb County, Stan was the architect for the Macon-Bibb headquarters fire station, numerous banks, and the former Hutchings Career Center building. He also designed the headquarters fire station in Athens. Stan was instrumental in the design build and site work for the Fort Hawkins Commission of the Visitors Center. Stan retired in 2014, leaving the Adams and Day firm in good hands with long-time partner Bob Day.

Stan was an amateur radio operator since age 16 and belonged to the Macon Amateur Radio Club for many years. Using his call sign of W4VZY, he enjoyed making contact with other hams around the world and talking to his childhood friend Charlie Walker in Australia.

Stan enjoyed traveling in the U.S. and abroad. One of his and Sandra’s favorite trips was traveling for five weeks across the western states. He and Sandra spent many happy hours visiting cemeteries and courthouses, researching family genealogy throughout the United States.

Stan was a member of Vineville Baptist Church, the Ocmulgee Chapter Sons of the American Revolution, and also the Vine-Ingle Lions Club during its existence.

Memorial gifts may be made to Vineville Baptist Church or The Methodist Home for Children.

Visit www.snowsmacon.com to express condolences.
Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Bass Road has charge of the arrangements.