Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Kendall Richard Adams

12/16/1924 - 07/30/2019

Kendall Richard Adams, age 94 of Gastonia, NC passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2019.

He was born in Cherokee County, NC to the late Frank and Mabel Adams. Kendall retired from the United States Air Force; he served during WWII. He co-founded VFW Chapter 7620 and was Past Adjutant from 1985 to 1986. Kendall was an active D.A.V. member. He volunteered his time to many organizations. Kendall was very active in politics and supporting campaigns.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, Vincent, Edwin, Jerry, Leon, Bobby, Billy and Harry Adams.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Josephine Pendergrass Adams; one son, Kendall Adams, Jr. and wife Melinda of Gastonia, NC; one daughter, Stacey Gibby and husband Lennox of Gastonia, NC; one brother, Ray Adams and wife Imogene of Andrews, NC; seven grandchildren, Wesley Gibby and wife Lauren, Jennifer Grant and husband Mike, Amanda Britt, Jessica Adams, Dana Adams, Crystal Drawdy and Kim Laye; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm, Monday, August 5, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Chapel in Andrews. Rev. Jerry Tatham will officiate. Burial will be in the Moss Cemetery with military graveside rites being conducted by the American Legion Post #96 Murphy, American Legion Post 532 Hayesville, VFW Post 6812, Hayesville, NC and the Marine Corp League Marble, NC.

The family will receive friends from 12-2 pm, Monday, August 5, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Chapel in Andrews.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6221 Shallowford Road #102, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

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