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 17, 2022
    Mary Lightfoot says:
    Jamie was a longtime customer of mine but more than that he was a good friend. Never failing to inquire about my family, his concern and kindness was genuine. I can hardly look at an orange without thinking of his thoughtfulness . (Some of you folks will know what I'm talking about). Since retirement I have not seen him in a few years but I will always remember his love for his family, friends and dogs. He would light up at the mention of a grandchild. I can't believe this big soft spoken, good hearted man of integrity is gone. No doubt great things are still in store for him. My condolences to Gail and family

  • June 17, 2022
    Mary Lightfoot says:
    Jaime was a longtime customer of mine but more than that he was a good friend. Never failing to ask about my family, his concern and kindness was genuine. I can hardly look at an orange without thinking of Jamie and his thoughtfulness. (Some of you folks will know what I mean). Since retirement I have not seen him in a few years but will always remember the love he had for his family, friends and dogs. Jaime was a big soft spoken big hearted man full of integrity. My condolences to Gail and the family

  • June 17, 2022
    Jane Crowder says:
    Please accept our condolences in the passing of Jamie. He was a great person and an asset to Leland and Brunswick County. May God’s love be with you all during your time of need. John and Jane Crowder Leland. NC

  • June 17, 2022
    Casey Long says:
    Aunt Gail, Jenny and Lisa, We are heart broken, Jamie will always have a special place our hearts. He meant so much to me growing up and helping me become the person I am today. We send our love and prays to you all and take with us always a world of great memories. Love you always Casey, Tabitha, Reganne and Emily..

  • June 17, 2022
    Suzanne (Milone) Reiber says:
    Gail, I'm sorry to hear of Jamie's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.