Tuesday, June 24, 2014
John Adamson, Kingstree - Funeral services for John Freddie Adamson, conducted by the Rev. William S. Thompson, were held Friday, June 13, 2014, at Wilson Chapel 1st Missionary Baptist Church of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at Florence National Cemetery of Florence.
Mr. Adamson died Monday, June 9, 2014. He was born September 21, 1946, in Kingstree, the son of the late John Wesley and Mildred Elaine (Barr) Adamson. In 1964, he graduated from Cades High School of Cades. After graduation, he attended South Carolina State University of Orangeburg. During his college career he was called to serve in the Vietnam War. At the completion of that tour, he returned to South Carolina and enrolled at Benedict College of Columbia. As a member of the United States Marine Corps, he completed Officer Training School in Quantico, VA. He graduated from Benedict with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1973. He attained the rank of Captain as a Marine. After 25 years of military service, he retired. Returning home, he continued his public service by teaching Marine Corps JROTC in Hemingway and working for the United States Postal Service of Florence.
Survivors are: his wife, Patricia Whitehead Adamson; four children, Kevin Myers (Brenda) of Kingstree; Robert Whitehead (Tawanda) of Mebane, North Carolina; Femeia Adamson of Washington, DC; and Frances Adamson- Hilton of Myrtle Beach; five siblings, William C. Adamson (Gwendolyn) of Spartanburg; James W. Adamson (Cheryl) and Cynthia Adamson Williams (Herman), both of Conway; Nelson L. Adamson (Charisse) of Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Ellen Fulmore of Loris; and seven grandchildren.