Paul Burgess Adamson Jr.

February 13, 1937September 10, 2011

Paul B. Adamson, Jr. of Birmingham, Alabama born February 13, 1937 passed away peacefully in the presence of his loving family on September 10, 2011. He was preceded in death by his father Paul B. Adamson, Sr.

Paul was a graduate of Shades Valley High School and continued onto Auburn University where he finished with a degree in Industrial Management. Paul was an avid lover of Auburn University. While attending he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, Blue Key, Circulation Manager of The Plainsman, and served as one of Auburn’s most prestigious honors of being tapped a Spade in 1958. After college, Paul served as an Intelligence Officer in the US Navy and was stationed in Panama. It was there that he met his wife of 48 years, Barbara. Paul was President of Alabama Industrial Fabricators, Inc. and retired from the steel industry in 1996.

Paul is survived by his mother Ruth Adamson, wife Barbara, son Paul B. “Buddy” (Dawn) Adamson III, daughters Kim Spivey (Jeff), Alice Adamson Barrett, Barbara “BJ” Fontaine (Mike), and his 10 grandchildren Chase, Malia, Luke, Brandon, Blakney, Brittany, Marty, Jessica, Joseph and Michael who will miss their beloved B’daddy. The family will receive friends from 5-7 on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at Southern Heritage Funeral Home.


  • Visitation Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Paul Burgess Adamson Jr.

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September 16, 2011

Barbara, Sorry to hear of the passing of your life mate. Paul, you & family are in my prayers. God bless you'll.
your class mate Waldo Gilley

Celia Cronan-Miller

September 14, 2011

Dear Barbara, I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Paul and I send my heartfelt prayers and thoughts to you and your family. Paul was an added bonus to our CZ family and reunions and I am honored that he touched my life.


September 13, 2011

Barbara, I am very sorry to hear about the passing of Paul. It was a pleasure to meet Paul at our reunions as he was a true gentleman. Barb my prayers are for Paul, you and your children and their families. God Bless You Barb. John and Valerie Cronan

George Cotton

September 13, 2011

B. I have known you for many years and I have known Paul for about 10 years. He was a gentleman. He will be missed. I have prayed for you and your family and I hope to be your friend for many more years. God Bless You. G.

Patsy Lee

September 13, 2011

Barbara, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I know that Paul will be missed by many.

Hilda and John Boseman

September 13, 2011

Barbara: So sorry to hear about Paul's passing. Although we only saw each other every couple of years, we always enjoyed his friendship. He will always be remembered by us. God bless you and your family.
Hilda and John Boseman

Lauray Griffin

September 13, 2011

I am so sorry to hear about Paul's passing. You were fortunate to have a second chance. Remember those good times. My prayers are with you and your family.
God Bless.


Tom Robertson

September 13, 2011

While I know Barbara I did not know her husband. However having grown up in Panama and at one time being a neigbor to Barbara I know that she picked a man of stirling qualities for her life long companion. My prayers are for for Paul and for these he left behind.

Tom Robertson

Dr. Jim Vickrey

September 13, 2011

Paul and I got re-acquainted while I served as President of the University of Montevallo, 1977-88. It was always a treat to see him and to discuss old AU days. I extend my condolences to his family, whom I did not know well. You are in my prayers.

September 13, 2011

I'm so sorry for your loss. Bill Bird. Would have graduated with your class.