Kendall Richard Adams, 94, of Gastonia, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2019.
He was born Dec. 16. 1924, in Cherokee County to the late Frank and Mabel Adams.
Kendall retired from the United States Air Force. He served during World War II. He co-founded VFW Chapter 7620 and was past adjutant from 1985-86. Kendall was an active DAV member.
He volunteered his time to many organizations. Kendall was very active in politics and supporting campaigns.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Vincent, Edwin, Jerry, Leon, Bobby, Billy and Harry Adams.
He is survived by his wife, Marie Josephine Pendergrass Adams; one son, Kendall Adams Jr. and wife Melinda of Gastonia; one daughter, Stacey Gibby and husband Lennox of Gastonia; one brother, Ray Adams and wife Imogene of Andrews; seven grandchildren, Wesley Gibby and wife Lauren, Jennifer Grant and husband Mike, Amanda Britt, Jessica Adams, Dana Adams, Crystal Drawdy and Kim Laye; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at Townson-Rose Chapel in Andrews. The Rev. Jerry Tatham officiated. Burial was in Moss Cemetery, with military graveside rites conducted by American Legion Post 96 Murphy, American Legion Post 532 Hayesville, VFW Post 6812, Hayesville, and the Marine Corps League, Marble.
The family received friends from noon-2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at Townson-Rose Chapel in Andrews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6221 Shallowford Road No. 102, Chattanooga, TN 37421.
You may send tributes to the Adams family at townson-rose.com.
Townson-Rose Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.