Obituary: George Kenneth Adams

Obituary: George Kenneth Adams

Obituary: George Kenneth Adams

George Kenneth Adams passed away September 8, 2019 at the Battle Mountain Hospital Long Term Care Center at the age of 93.

 George was born on April 6, 1926 in Pontatoc, OK, where he grew up and went to school. He was the 4th of 5 children born to Sammy and Rhoda Adams.

At 18 years old, he was drafted into the United States Navy where he proudly served as a Seamen First Class aboard the SS Pan American. 

He was stationed in San Diego, CA and trained for gunnery.  From there, he went aboard ship in Seattle, WA and was sent to the South Pacific for the final two years of WWII serving from June 30, 1944 to June 1, 1946.

Shortly after his honorable discharge, he met a woman in a beautiful yellow dress who was also smitten with his nicely shined shoes and beautiful white teeth.  

After a brief courtship, he married Helen Nadene Hobbs on September 30, 1946, in Ada, OK. 

Together they raised four beautiful children: Larry Williams, Georgia Lynn Chambliss, Kenneth Adams, and Darrell Adams.  George was a family man, a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and great great grandfather. His wife and children were his greatest treasures in this life. 

After a short time in Medford, OR and Ada, OK, they moved to Hobbs, NM where they spent the next 50 years. He worked for Amarada Hess in the oil field.  George was very involved in his church and loved the Lord.

 He helped build Christian Center in Hobbs and served as their treasurer for many years before moving to Battle Mountain, NV in 1998 to be near their daughter, Lynn.  

     George spent his final years at Battle Mountain Long Term Care Center and considered it his home.  

We are very grateful to the doctors, nurses, and CNA’s for his excellent care as well as to the kitchen staff for their carrot cake and catering to his requests. 

We would also like to thank his special friends Tana and Lucy for the extra love they showed him and the time they spent with him and Richard for being the best roommate he could have ever hoped for. He definitely loved them as family, too. 

George was preceded in death by his parents Sammy and Rhoda, his wife Helen, and his son Darrell. 

He is survived by his children, Larry (Margie) Williams, Georgia Lynn Chambliss, Ken (Pat) Adams, and daughter-in-law Linda, as well as 13 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren. 

George was most known for his kind and gentle spirit. 

 He was a loving Christian man, who probably never knew an enemy. 

Our world will not be the same without him. Heaven definitely got one of the best!  His love and his legacy will live on in our hearts forever.