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 15, 2022
    Vicki L Locklear says:
    On behalf of the Robeson County Register of Deeds Staff and I.. Condolences to the family

  • June 15, 2022
    JR Todd says:
    Knew and worked with Jamie for many years, great friend, will miss him. Sorry for Gail and family's loss. Jamie will surly be missed.

  • June 15, 2022
    Laura Foss Hines says:
    Our family is so very sorry to learn of Jamie’s passing. He was such a wonderful neighbor to our mother and she would be devastated if she were still alive. We can never thank Gail and Jamie for all they’ve done for us. We will keep Gail in our prayers. The Foss Family