American Veteran 01

James A. Adams

1932 ~ 2021 (age 88)


James Arnold Adams, age 88, peacefully passed away at his residence surrounded by his loved ones. 

He was born in Milan, TN to the late James and Gaynell Smith Adams. James served as Staff Sargeant in the Army during the Korean Conflict and retired after 36 years from the Federal Government.  He was an active member of the St. Philip Episcopal Church and a Life Member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. 

James is survived by his daughters, Jennifer Adams Combs and Judith Adams Pirtle; brother, Larry A. Adams of Carson, CA; granddaughters, Simone E. Pirtle, Dominique R. Pirtle, and Danielle E. Pirtle; great-grandson, Jaimeson A. Pirtle; and many other relatives and close friends. 

Friends and family may call at the St. Philip Episcopal Church, 166 S. Woodland Avenue on Monday, May 10, 2021 from 9:30am until time of his Fraternity Omega Service at 10:30am and memorial service at 11:00am.  (Please note social distancing requirements) Interment will follow in Green Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to the St. Philip Memorial Garden in memory of James and Janice Adams. 

The celebration of the life of James Adams

Monday May 10, 2021 - 10 am Visitation - 11 AM Service - 166 Woodland Ave., Columbus Ohio 43203

While seating in person will be limited, we invite you to join us on Zoom

St. Philip Episcopal Church is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: James Adams Memorial Service

Time: May 10, 2021 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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May 10, 2021

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
St. Philip Episcopal Church (S. Woodland Avenue)

Memorial Service
May 10, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Philip Episcopal Church (S. Woodland Avenue)

May 10, 2021

1:00 PM
Green Lawn Cemetery
1000 Greenlawn Avenue
Columbus, OH 43223

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