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1939 James 2024

James M. Adams

April 1, 1939 — January 4, 2024

James Malcum Adams, age 84 of Anderson, IN was born April 1, 1939, to the late Gracie and Irvin Avis Adams in Double Springs, AL. Jim passed away on January 4, 2024, at Cleveland Clinic Martin North in Stuart, FL. Malcum is survived by his daughter Debbie Adams (David Butler), brothers Glyn Adams and George Adams (Ethilyn), sister Wanda Crowder (Jim), sister-in-law Diane Adams, sisters-in-law Penny Seybert (Halford) and Mary Armington, brother-in-law Pete Mitchell, and numerous nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his ex-wife Bessie Adams, and brothers William, Arnold, and Bobby Adams.

Jim served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Fort Riley, KS until 1964. He graduated from the Anderson Apprentice School in 1968, while working at Anderson Tool & Engineering and retired from there in 2011. In addition to his career at Anderson Tool, he worked at The Blossom Shoppe selling Christmas trees for many years and partnered with a dear friend to offer roasted corn on the cob and lemon shake-ups at the Anderson Free Fair.

Many are saddened by the passing of Jim Adams, who was a beloved father, brother, uncle, friend, and co-worker. Malcum had a gift for making people feel welcome and cared for. He took great pride in his hobbies, whether it was catching a big fish while fishing, tending to his bountiful tomato garden, renovating classic British cars, or striking up conversations with people he just met. His sincere interest in others and his positive energy left a lasting impression on those around him. Jim will always be remembered for his warmth, generosity, and ability to bring joy to those he encountered. His kind spirit and warm heart will be greatly missed by all who know him.

Malcum's memory will be honored at a Celebration of Life on Saturday, April 27, 2024, from 2 pm - 5 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church in The Parish Hall, located at 1030 Brown-Delaware St, Anderson, IN 46016.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Animal Protection League or The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

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