Sunday, June 16, 2024

Garry Keith Adams, 72, of Williamsburg

Garry Keith Adams (Whiting’s Funeral Home)

Garry Keith Adams was born February 27, 1952, in St. Louis, MO to Thelma Atkins and Buster Adams. He grew up in a small village located in Lovejoy, IL.

He attended Lovejoy High School. He later served in the United Army as a Petroleum Specialist. He completed his Basic and AIT at Fort Dix, New Jersey, and his military travels ranged from Fort Ord, CA, to Fort Lee, VA, and Mannheim, Germany.

Keith enjoyed sports, western movies, and grilling out, which was a huge passion of his. He definitely mastered the art of grilling, which set him apart from your average backyard cook. From his special marinades to having total flame control, the results of his technique produced a tender and savory culinary masterpiece, that you could enjoy whether you had teeth or not.

His greatest joy was his family. He took pride in fostering their growth and celebrating their accomplishments. From infancy to their teenage years, he looked forward to picking up his two grandchildren and bringing them to Williamsburg for a visit with their PaPa and Oumi. He will be sorely missed.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Thelma Atkins and Buster Adams; and brothers, Wiliam Jackson and Reginald Adams.

Garry Keith Adams leaves behind to cherish his precious memories; his wife Joycelyn Pinson Adams; sons and grandchildren, LaRon M. Adams and his daughter, Lortai Oyo Keilyn of Williamsburg, Virginia, Jarrod Keith Adams and his son, Justice Keith Adams of Norfolk, Virginia, Hakeem Abdul-Rasheed of Glen Carbon, Illinois, and Ryan Miller of Glen Carbon, Illinois; sister Lorraine Jackson of Lovejoy, Illinois; brother Anthony K. Adams (Angeline) of Granite City, Illinois; special sister-in-Law Lititia Pinson of Collinsville, Illinois; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A service to celebrate Garry’s life will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2024, at The Historic First Baptist Church, Williamsburg, VA. Interment will take place at a later date in Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery. Mr. Adams may be viewed in the church from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

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