|Birth: ||Feb. 16, 1921|
|Death: ||Oct. 30, 2006|
Raymond Carmack Adamson was born February 16, 1921 in Portland, Tennessee to Thomas Jefferson and Ida Robinson Adamson. After living in that area for a few years, the family moved to Geneseo, Illinois, and when Raymond became a young man, his desire was to join the United States Air Force. He left the family home in Illinois and went to San Antonio where he enlisted. Raymond was assigned to a USAF base in Phoenix, Arizona and from there went to Rosewell, New Mexico, where he was sent to help open a new air base.
By coincidence, a young lady named Metta Juanita Jones, a civilian employee, was also sent to help open an Air Force Base in Rosewell. And what do you think happened after that? You guessed correctly – these two met and immediately felt a connection. Against the advice of friends (who said the marriage would not last a month) these two were married on October 31, 1942 in Rosewell. They would have celebrated their sixty-fourth anniversary on October thirty-first of this year. So much for advice of friends! Skeetz (Juanita) said they never thought about the day being Halloween – it was just their wedding day.
The couple lived in Roswell for a number of years where their children, Joyce, Ray and David were born. In 1950 he was transferred to Alaska where they lived for approximately three years. From there the family moved to a USAF base in Alamogordo, New Mexico. During the war (Korean War), Raymond was sent to Manila, however, when he was about half way there, it was declared that the war had ended. He stayed long enough to help set up the office, but had too many points to stay. He then signed up for Europe, but his records were lost. When asked where he wanted to go, Raymond then requested to be sent back to Alamogordo where he retired at the rank of Master Sergeant in 1960.
He then became a civilian employee at the base and held the same job in the same office. Upon retirement, he requested a week off but was told no, because they needed him in that position. He worked on Friday as a Master Sergeant and returned to work on Monday as a civilian. The only difference was he did not wear a uniform but dressed in civilian clothes.
After working at the base for ten years, he retired as a civil service employee in 1970. In February 1974 the family made the decision to move to Tennessee where Raymond lived out his retirement years. He passed away Monday, October 30, 2006 in Skyline Medical Center, Nashville Tennessee.
Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, T. J. and Ida; one daughter Joyce (Woody) Peterson; brothers, Roy, Oscar, Marvin, Pleamon, and James Alton; sisters Juanita and Vera. He is survived by his wife, Juanita (Skeetz), two sons, Ray and David; eight grandchildren, Ron, Thor, Bryan, Randy, Clay, Chad, Jodie, and Shelley; 13 Great Grandchildren and one sister Lela Corynne Hardin.
Thomas Jefferson Adamson (1877 - 1961)
Ida Robinson Adamson (1882 - 1959)
US AIR FORCE MSGT WORLD WAR II, KOREA
Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery
Plot: Z, 22, 40
Maintained by: Ron Haymore
Originally Created by: Marvin & Samme Templin
Record added: Jun 29, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72200423