Alford Davis Adams

Published 10:14 am Sunday, September 17, 2023

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Mr. Alford Davis Adams, 70, of Foster Dairy Road, Mocksville, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2023 at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, surrounded by his family.

He was born on May 16, 1953 in Forsyth County to the late William Gaither Adams  Sr. and Audrey Lee Whitehead Adams.

Mr. Adams served as Sergeant at the Mocksville Police Department for many years and then became a truck driver. He was a member of Victory on the Frontline Church in Lexington. Mr. Adams enjoyed chauffeuring the family around to their various functions and enjoyed driving his golf cart around to conduct “community watch” and check on his neighbors. Alford loved to sit outside and watch the chickens, or admiring the landscape as he called it.  He never met a stranger and loved his grandchildren more than anything else in the world.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: a daughter, Teresa Louise Myers; and a grandchild, Lauren Elizabeth Engle.

Survivors include: his wife of 42 years, Linda Louise Ward Adams of the home; his daughter, Julie Leonard (Kevin) of Mocksville; 5 grandchildren, Kathryn Brooke Zorn (Ben), Landon Ray Leonard, Jaydon Lee Leonard, Callie Teresa Leonard, and Carly Louise Leonard; 3 siblings, William Adams (Nora), Barbara French (Allen), and Victoria Adams; numerous nieces and nephews; a special nephew who called him “Papaw”, Jacob Whitaker ; his dog, Levi; and had a great-grandchild on the way, Anastasia Marie Zorn.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19 at Eaton Funeral Chapel with Pastor David Hedrick, Pastor Will Pryor, and Pastor William Adams Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Davie Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday night at Eaton Funeral Home.

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