James F. Adams

July 27, 1949 - June 14, 2022
James F. Adams

James F. “Jamie” Adams, age 72 of Wilmington, passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2022.

Jamie was born in Lumberton, NC on July 27, 1949 to James Mitchell Adams and Dixie Ivey Adams Barrington.

Jamie was retired from The NC Highway Patrol with 30 years of service as a State Trooper. After his retirement, he remained active in his community and traveled, along with his wife, to many locations working at numerous County Fairs. He was currently operating Coastal Show Services. Jamie was a member of Wilmington Lodge # 319 A.F. & A.M.

Jamie is survived by his wife of 43 years Gail Long Adams; step-daughters Jenny Britt (James) and Lisa Osborne; grandchildren Tanner Britt, Samantha Miller, and Jordon Britt; and great grandchildren Tannely Miller and Brittlynn Miller; two sisters Nancy Coble and Mary Jones; and brother-in-law Ernie Long; along with nieces and nephews and extended family members; and his special canine companion “Houston”. Remembered is his brother, Joey Adams, who preceded him in death.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 5:00pm on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at Wilmington Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be an hour prior and hour after the service at the Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Boys and Girls Home in Lake Waccamaw, NC.

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  • June 24, 2022
    Becky and Chris Chadwick says:
    Gail and family. Chris and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of Jamie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you

  • June 24, 2022
    Susan (Deacon) Jarvis says:
    So sorry to hear of Jamie’s passing. My thoughts & prayers are with you,Gail, & your family.

  • June 18, 2022
    Jerri & Bob Chadwick says:
    Our condolences to the family

  • June 18, 2022
    Charlotte Skipper says:
    Prayers for the family. Jamie was our friend and cousin. He was such a caring person. My brother & I spent many afternoons with Jamie either in Lumberton or at his second home in the Protorville community!

  • June 18, 2022
    Mike and Patricia Fields says:
    Jamie was such a good man and lit up the room with his big smile. We will miss him. Love and care to Gail and the family during this sad time.