Mr. Billy Adams,72, of Houston, Texas Native of Kountze, Texas departed this life Wednesday October, 2, 2019.

The Life of Billy Joe Adams August 5,1947-October 2,2019

Billy was born on August 5,1947 to the late Walter Adams and Cora Gilder Adams in Kountze,TX. He attended George Washington Carver High School in Kountze, Texas. After graduating from high school in 1966, Billy joined the military where he served in the United States Marine Corps.

Billy was a decorated Vietnam Veteran Specialist (E4). During his tour in Vietnam, he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Rifle Expert Badge, Good Conduct Medal, and he was also awarded the Distinguished Medal of Honor (Purple Heart Medal). After his military tour ended, he was honorably discharged in Oakland,CA. Shortly after, he moved to Fresno,CA. There he met and married his wife, Patricia Hunter. Later, he moved to Los Angeles,CA, where he became employed as a security officer by Burn Security Company. After a short stay in California, he moved back to Texas. As many may know, Billy enjoyed traveling from city to city, meeting new and old friends.

Billy was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Hunter Adams, his parents Walter and Cora Adams, son; Terrance Taylor, brothers; Bobby Dean Adams, and Harold James Adams.

Billy leaves to cherish his memories, his three sisters, Marie Adams Cruse (Ralph), Rutha Page (Billy) and Corine Lightsey, 5 nieces, 5 nephews and a host of cousins, and great friends.

Funeral services for Mr. Billy Adams are as follows:

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Viewing: 9am-11am

Funeral Service: 11am

Greater Mount Corinth Baptist Church

111 East 5th St.

Kountze, TX 77625

Interment Trinity Valley Cemetery Kountze, Texas. Services entrusted to Coleman's Family Mortuary 409 South Magnolia Woodville, Texas 75979

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