Max C. Adams

Born July 8, 1924

Adams, Max Clark died at Jackson Hospital on Friday, August 17, after a brief illness. He was born in Andalusia, AL on July 8, 1924 to Walter and Corine Adams. He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Hal and his sister Jeanette. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Joyce Polke Adams; children, Gary Max Adams (Curry) of Mobile; Janice Adams Mills (Craig) of Montgomery; Darrell David Adams (Theresa) of Memphis; and Jeff Alan Adams of Nashville; five grandchildren Ashley Adams Davidson (Richard), Robyn Mills Wiggins (Troy), Kristen Mills Dolberg (Mike), Daniel Adams (Kathryn), and Adam Mills (Aimee); one great-granddaughter, Massey Davidson and one great-grandson, Adam Mills Jr., who was born the day before Max died. He willingly served his country in the Army Air Corps 5th Division Air Force, Pacific Theatre, as a bombardier during World War II. After his military service he graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Architecture. In 1950, he married his bride Joyce, and together they raised four children. He retired from Maxwell Air Force Base as Base Architect in 1986. Max was first and foremost a strong Christian. His dedication to his faith determined his actions and made him the ultimate husband, father, patriot, and friend. He was never too busy to throw a ball or attend a recital and consistently encouraged his children and grandchildren to be their best. He and Joyce were faithful members of Eastern Hills Baptist Church where he was a former deacon and Sunday School teacher. Max was an avid Auburn football fan who regularly attended home games and passionately followed his team’s recruiting. He also enjoyed fishing. He delighted in teaching his children and grandchildren the proper fundamentals of sports. A memorial service of celebration will be held on Wednesday, August 22, at 2:00 PM at Leak-Memory Chapel in Montgomery. Visitation will be held one hour before the service. Memorial donations may be made to Eastern Hills Baptist Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Wednesday, August 22, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, August 22, 2012

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J. Artis and Family

August 23, 2012

Dear Family,

May each of you find comfort and encouragement in these sacred words:

"For I am convinced that neither death nor life nor angels nor governments nor things now here nor things to come nor powers nor height nor depth nor any other creation will be able to separate us from God's love that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." --Romans 8:38, 39

Our sincerest condolences,

Joyce M/ Pickett

August 23, 2012

Janice I read about your Dad and wanted to tell you how sorry I am for your lose.I am keeping you and Craig in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything that I can do let me know. thru mom and dad.

Darlene Webb

August 22, 2012

Dear Darrell,

Was sorry to hear of your father's passing. Keeping you, Theresa, and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

August 21, 2012

Dear Mrs. Adams, Gary, Janice, Darrell, Jeff and Adam's family,

I was so sorry to learn of the recent passing of Mr. Adams when my Mom sent me an e-mail yesterday with that information.

Please accept my heartfelt condolences to your entire family and know Mr. Adams touched so many people's lives in positive ways including my own.

I will miss greeting his gentle, smiling face and shaking his hand in church when I come home to Montgomery for Christmas.


Jon Mikel "Mike" Zeigler

David Miller

August 21, 2012

Dear Brother Jeff and family, the Nashville group is thinking and praying for you and your family. The many stories you've shared about your dad confirm that he was a great man. May Almighty God comfort you in this difficult time.

Mike Allen

August 21, 2012

Gary, Janice, Darrell, Jeffrey and of course, Joyce...we were so saddened to hear about Max's passing. Words cannot express the sorrow as well as the amount of joy that we Allen's all had growing up together with the Adams family. The many great memories we shared of growing up together and the privilege we had in knowing Max and all of you occupy a special place in our hearts. The world is a better place because Max Adams occupied his place here on earth and we all know he is with His Father today. Our sincere sympathies and prayers to all of you...the Allen's.

Christopher Dekle

August 21, 2012

From my family to yours, may our Lord comfort you in this time of sorrow. May your hearts be filled with peace and comfort.
With much love,
Chris, Michelle, Daniel, and David Dekle

Ed Harding

August 21, 2012

Yesterday I got the terrible news of Max's passing. I can only sit and think of the pleasant things I remember about him. After working alongside him more than 25 years, I can recall a typical day at the office. Whether he was needling boss Ralph, sparring with Walt Willard, talking Auburn football or singing one of his little ditties from Sherlock, Smith and Adams, he was always witty and peasant. He was the hardest working and most conscientiuos worker in the office. For God, country, family or whatever cause he supported, Max was ever the "Good and faithful servant". I will miss him always.

August 21, 2012

Joyce and family, so sorry for your loss. Max was such a gentle person and Charlie talks about their 'harp' playing so often. Max will be missed! We love you very much!

Ann Carroll and Charlie Wilkerson

Susan Mooresmith

August 20, 2012

Many, many Candles will be Lighted in Memory of Max, and in Honor of you, Joyce, Gary and Family.