James W Adams

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Visitation Schedule
Roller-Chenal Funeral Home
13801 Chenal Parkway
Little Rock, AR  72211
Thursday, November 18, 2021
6-8 pm
Service Schedule
Funeral Service
Roller-Chenal Funeral Home Chapel
13801 Chenal Parkway
Little Rock, AR  72211
Friday, November 19, 2021
1:30 pm
Memorial Contributions
Wounded Warrior Project
PO Box 758517
Topeka, KS  66675

Scimitar Shriners
PO Box 255 North Little Rock, AR 72115
North Little Rock, AR  72115
I served in the Air Force.
James W AdamsI am a Veteran.

of Hensley, AR

October 19, 1941 - November 15, 2021

James W. Adams, 80, of Hensley, went to be with the Lord November 15, 2021. He was born October 19, 1941 in Cotton County, Oklahoma, to Shellburn and Venola Adams.

He joined the U.S. Air Force in January of 1959 and was named airman of the month in November 1961 while stationed remote at Cape Lisburne Air Force Base in Alaska.

He met his future wife, a nursing student, as a blind date while stationed in Middleton Air Force Base. After six months they were engaged and he returned to Oklahoma and she continued to complete nursing school. After two years of correspondence and phone calls they married and moved to Arkansas to live and work. They were happily married for 57 years.

He worked for Ben M. Hogan Construction from 1964 to 1986 as superintendent. The remainder of his work years he was an independent truck driver primarily hauling asphalt.

James was an avid hunter of deer and turkey, belonging to Ward Hunting Club on Big Island. He could spend hours fishing for catfish and crappie. There were always five to six poles in the water at one time. Any fish caught were not catch and release.

Every year he took the family vacationing to a lake for fishing and swimming. When the grandchildren were added and able to crawl, they joined the grandparents and established many happy memories. All learned to swim at the lake.

He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings Martha Jean, Shirley Pauline, Pat Dewayne, Luther Daniel, and Michael James. James is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn Adams; son Timothy (Tanya) Adams and daughter Pamela Anderson; Grandchildren Bethany and Rebecca Anderson, Hayley (Zac) Guffin and Wesley (Kaitlyn) Adams. Great-grandchildren Annabelle and Addilyn Jayne Guffin, and sister Betty Sue Williams.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials in his honor to Scimitar Shriners or Wounded Warrior Project.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 pm, Thursday, November 18, 2021 in the Garden Room at Roller Chenal Funeral Home. A Funeral service will follow in the chapel of Roller Chenal, Friday, November 19th at 1:30 pm.

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Dotty Moore
Little Rock, AR
Sunday, November 21, 2021

Prayers for you all Marilyn, for the Lord’s comfort and care for your deepest needs that are clearly known to Him.

With sincere sympathy,
Dotty Moore