David Morrison Adams, Sr.

April 18, 1940 - July 8, 2021
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Downtown
639 North Main Steet
Greenville, SC 29601
Wednesday 7/14, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Paul's Anglican Church
304 E. Camperdown Way
Greenville, SC 29601
864-232-0994 | Map
Thursday 7/15, 4:00 pm
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David Morrison Adams, Sr., 81, beloved “Pops,” passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, July 8, 2021. Born in Mauldin, SC, he was the only son of William Albert and Essie McKelvey Adams. He was in the first class to graduate from Hillcrest High School in 1958, and then earned a BS in EducationContinue Reading

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Monty Oxendine left a message on August 2, 2021:
Dear family, I will never forget my years of working with David in Anderson One. Not only was he my supportive boss, but he was also a mentor and friend. His wise counsel helped me stay on a solid path many a time. My wife, Vicki, and I have always said that David personified the true "Southern gentleman." Our deepest condolences to you all.
Annie E McDaniel left a message on July 14, 2021:
I extend condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. I pray that the many fond memories sustain you.
Cynthia Cooke left a message on July 14, 2021:
Please accept our sympathy at the loss of your father. Cynthia & Barry Cooke
Jonathan Fowler left a message on July 14, 2021:
I have such fond memories of David from when he worked in the District Office with Dad. I would walk over from school sometimes in the afternoons and stay, and I sometimes wandered over to his office because he would always have time to talk with me. Always smiling and always looking over his reading glasses. You all are in my prayers.
Ruth Algary left a message on July 14, 2021:
I remember David as a wonderful mediator in some PTA squabbles over money or anything else a group of people on a committee can think of. He was swift to make an informed decision and kind to everyone. He and Helene will always be missed in the neighborhood. I can only hope that the good memories of him will sustain you all through this sad time.
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Mary jea left a message on July 12, 2021:
In memory of David Morrison Adams, Sr., Mary jea lit a candle
Tom Marchant left a message on July 12, 2021:
A man for all seasons. My sympathy. Tom Marchant+ 379Golden Bear Dr, J2 Pawleys Island, SC 29585 P
Danny Durham left a message on July 12, 2021:
I am so sorry for the loss of your father. David Adams was an excellent teacher of American History and Senior Civics. He made the courses, that to me boring at the time, very easy to listen to and learn from. He will be missed by more that just your family members, and remembered as a great teacher and man by many others. Sincerely, Danny Durham Wren High School Class of '65 Clemson University AgEd Class of '69 Clemson University MAgEd Class of '70
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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