James E. “Jimmy” Adams, of Friendswood, passed away peacefully, on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. He was 83 years old. He was born on March 20, 1929, in Port Arthur, and lived in the Port Arthur/Groves area for over 77 years.

He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School with the class of ’47. He attended LSU, UL, graduated Lamar Univ. Business School in 1959. He retired from Texaco, Port Arthur, after 35 years. Served as Secretary Treasurer of O.P.E.I.U Local 66. A member of St. Peter and Mary Queen Catholic Churches. He served as first president of the St Peter’s Parish Board, and was awarded the Bishops Medal. He was a 50-year member of Knights of Columbus and American Legion. A US Army veteran of the Korean War, and devoted to veteran causes.

He was preceded in death, and now happily reunited, with his beloved wife of 57 years, Shirley Ann, and his dear parents C.J. Jimmy and Regina Adams

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Stephanie Adams; grandchildren, Ryan, Colin, and Alexis Adams of Friendswood, and grandson, Nick and his wife, Joan Adams of Seattle, WA; his son, Tim Adams, Sonia Adams and granddaughter, Caroline Adams of Coppell; daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and James Miller of Bridge City; grandchildren Jason & his wife, Courtney Miller, Amy and her husband, Zak Everman, one great-grandson, Bennett Everman.

He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was one of a kind, friendly to all, and will be greatly missed.

Visitation hours will be Friday, June 1, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with a rosary to be prayed at 6:00 p.m., at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 2, at the Funeral Home, with Monsignor Kenneth Grieg as celebrant. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project, P. O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.