Apr. 30, 1922 Springer Colfax County New Mexico, USA
Jul. 21, 2010 Salisbury Rowan County North Carolina, USA
Note: While the Salisbury Post obituary lists Felix's middle name as "Twidell", it is shown as "Tidwell" on the Veteran's Grave Locator and in another shorter obituary from the Charlotte, NC paper. I used "Twidwell" on the memorial after finding that spelling listed on draft registration cards for Felix and Felix Sr., as well as Felix Sr.'s death certificate.
ADAMS, FELIX TIDWELL JR CPL US ARMY WORLD WAR II ______________________________
Felix Twidell Adams, Jr.
SALISBURY - Felix Twidell Adams, Jr., 88, formerly of Woodleaf and recently of the N.C. State Veterans Nursing Home, Salisbury, died Wednesday, July 21, 2010, at the N.C. State Veterans Nursing Home.
Born April 30, 1922, in Springer, N.M., he was the son of the late Eulalia Scott Adams and Felix Twidell Adams, Sr.
He attended Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem and attended flight school in Florida.
Mr. Adams was a pilot for Piedmont Airlines and Eastern Airlines and later sold produce at the Farmers Market on West Innes Street.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp, serving from Dec. 27, 1939, until Sept. 2, 1945. He attended Gay's Chapel United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his sons, James Randall "Randy" Adams of Charlotte, John Adams of Bolivia and Tripp Adams of Salisbury; sisters Anne Lowe (Fred) of Winston-Salem and Blanche Thornton of Winston-Salem; a cousin, Mickie Sprinkle (Vance) of Pfafftown.
Service: Graveside services will be conducted 12 p.m. Monday (July 26) at the U.S. National Cemetery, Statesville Boulevard, with the Rev. Tony Jordan, minister of Gay's Chapel United Methodist Church, officiating. Military Graveside Rites will be conducted by the Rowan Veterans Honor Guard.
Visitation: The family will see friends at the Summersett Funeral Home from 11-11:45 a.m. Monday
Memorials: May be made to Gays Chapel United Methodist Church, 5545 Woodleaf Road, Salisbury, NC 28147
Summersett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at summersettfuneralhome.com
Published in Salisbury Post on July 23, 2010
1930 United States Federal Census Name: Felix T Adams Gender: Male Birth Year: abt 1923 Birthplace: New Mexico Race: White Home in 1930: Winston-Salem, Forsyth, North Carolina View Map Marital Status: Single Relation to Head of House: Son Father's Name: Felix T Adams Father's Birthplace: Kentucky Mother's Name: Eulala Adams Mother's Birthplace: West Virginia Household Members: Felix T Adams 32 Eulala Adams 26 Felix T Adams 7* Blanche Adams 6 Annie F Adams 5
U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 Name: Felix Adams Gender: Male Birth Date: 30 Apr 1922 Death Date: 21 Jul 2010 Branch 1: ARMY Enlistment Date 1: 27 Dec 1939 Release Date 1: 2 Sep 1945