Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Thomas Adams

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Sunrise: November 4, 1959 SUNSET: IUNE 6, 2021 JUNF 19,2021 10 A.M.
Kinsfy and Walton Funeral home 3618 peach Orchard Road Augusta Oforgia 30906

Thomas Ray Adams was born in Breslau, Texas on November 4,1959 to the late Bertha Nell Adams and the late George Williams. His early years were spent in El Campo, Texas where he lived with his adoptive parents, his aunt and uncle Dorothy and Wilbur Dean, Jr. until he graduated from El Campo High School. Following graduation, Thomas joined the Marine Corps. His tours of duty took him to Panama, Japan, India and Kuwait. As a Marine, he trained as a combat engineer, receiving a number of commendations, including badges in pistol and rifle marksmanship, a certificate of achievement and the good conduct medal. Most of his Marine career was spent in elite duty as embassy security, where he was among those responsible for the safety of American ambassadors and their staff abroad. Thomas always exhibited fearlessness, courage and a willingness to take risks. I le put these qualities to good use when he became a security official at the l Hited Nations in New York. For 28 years, Thomas held a number of key positions. 1 Ie was a firearms instructor, qualifying fellow security officers in the safe and proper handling of their weapons. 1 le performed this same dun. with international securin' during l 'nrred Nations peacekeeping missions. At one point, Thomas was in charge ot the Pass and ID I Hit and he became the point person for the Capital Master Plan, a several ',ear-long project to remodel the UN. In 2013 he retired to Georgia with his wife to pursue lus lifelong interest in real estate development. As serious as he was about almost everything, Thomas could also make you cry laughing. He, tn his own words, "had a propensity to curse." He loved his family. He was a generous man and a keen observer of people. I le could make you feel very comfortable or very uncomfortable. When he wanted something, he got it. 1 Iis real estate conquests were legendary. Thomas will be sorely missed by all he knew. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Adams; two brothers, Ervin 1 xonard Mayberry and Gerald Williams; four sisters, Jackline Faye Thomas, Karen Fay Flowers, Delonda Michelle Dean, Eleanor Lorraine Temple and a host of loving family and friends..

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