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Alfred Leon Adams, known as “Al” to many, was born July 31, 1931 in Ada, Oklahoma to the late Minnie Graham Adams and Elmer Adams. In his younger days, Mr. Adams went to work in the farming industry picking crops or helping anyway he could. He and his family moved frequently as they had to go where the work was. He was always an avid outdoorsman whether he was pitching a tent on the river bank or trying to catch a slew of catfish or trout. At one point, Mr. Adams owned and operated his own restaurant called “Al’s Grinders.” For much of his working career, he worked in the tool and dye industry as a machinist. Mr. Adams had a love for animals and at one point he raised a variety of animals including cats, dogs, rabbits, chickens, geese, turkey, and ducks to name a few. He loved his family and enjoyed the times and memories shared together.
Mr. Alfred Leon “Papa Al” Adams, 86, of Columbus, Georgia passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Columbus Hospice. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Rayon Adams; son, Aaron Adams; grandchildren, Darcy Adams and Michael Grim; sons-in-law, David Anthony and Scott Henry.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy Adams of Columbus, Georgia; children and their spouses, Darlene (Bill) Poole of Peachtree City, Georgia, Marlene Henry of Levi, Utah, Alan Adams of Salem, New Hampshire, Cara Adams of Peachtree City, Georgia, and Joey (Dean) Hardie of Columbus, Georgia; daughter-in-law wife of Aaron, Robyn Adams of Camden, Tennessee; brothers, Elven (Beverly) and Richard (Laura) Adams; eleven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, numerous extended family members and his faithful canine companion, Bella.
A Celebration of Life service will be held 1:00 pm on Saturday, May 19th, 2018 at Rivertown Church, 6953 Schomburg Road, Columbus, GA 31909.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Columbus Hospice by clicking here.
The Adams family would like to thank the staff of Columbus Hospice for the compassionate care and support shown to Mr. Adams and his loved one’s through this difficult time.
The Adams family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 7500 Veterans Parkway, Suite A, Columbus, Georgia 31909, 706-577-0055. The family invites you to leave a condolence or share a memory below.