WILLIAM GRADY MCADAMS
Funeral services for William Grady McAdams, Jr. were held Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, at Eighth Avenue Baptist Church in Teague. Bro. Roy Prather officiated with interment that followed the services at Dew Cemetery.
Mr. McAdams passed away on Friday, Jan. 24, at his residence near Teague.
William Grady McAdams, Jr. was born on November 19, 1936, to William Grady Sr. and Maurine McAdams. He was known by several other names over the years, Biggon, Mac, Daddy, and in his later years, Grandy. He was raised in the Dew Community until he joined the U.S. Air Force at the age of 17 and served for 20 years from 1954 to 1974.
William Grady married Dorothy May on April 11, 1960. They were blessed with four children.
After his retirement from the military, they returned to Teague and he worked at various jobs including TV repair, hay hauling, repairing airplane parts, van driver for Senior Citizens Center, for Lawrence Funeral Home and Owens Pipeline Construction. He then worked for twenty-five years and retired from Beaird Drilling Services, drilling foundation piers and operating heavy equipment. One of the highlights of his life was wearing a tuxedo and delivering flowers for Valentine’s Day from his daughter Cyndy’s florist business.
He also enjoyed driving young ladies to the Prom in his 1957 Chevy. His grandkids and great-grandkids were the delight of his life. He and Dorothy enjoyed traveling and went to many different places but he really enjoyed going out west to see the “wide open spaces.” Mr. McAdams was a member of Freestone Baptist Church but in his last few years had been a part of Eighth Avenue Baptist Church in Teague.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy McAdams of Teague; four children, David McAdams and wife Terri of Robinson, Gary McAdams of Clinton, Wisconsin, Cyndy Carroll and husband Allan of Teague, and Kenneth McAdams of Teague; grandchildren, Amy Evans and husband Brian, Mallory McAdams, Sidney Sigler and husband Josh, Miranda King and husband James, Keith Carroll and wife Autumn, Crystal Carroll, Hillary McAdams, Courtney McAdams, Tyler Brown and wife Jordie, Andrew Collins and wife Jillian, and Caitlyn Collins; great-grandchildren, Canyon King, Aaron Evans, Brandt Evans, Titus, Lennox and Baby Sadie Sigler (due to arrive on April 11th ), and Connor Carroll; one sister, Louise Myrt Barton of Dew; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Mr. McAdams was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents; and five siblings, Horace Lee McAdams, Charlotte Carter, Kenneth “Yoat” McAdams, Gerald “Tiny” McAdams, and Henry “Bo” McAdams.
The family requests memorials be made to Eighth Avenue Baptist Church at 201 S. 8th Ave., Teague, TX 75860 or to Freestone Baptist Church at 738 FM 80, Teague, TX 75860.
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900 U.S. Hwy 84 West
Teague, Texas 75860