David S. McAdams, Sr.
David Sargent McAdams, Sr.
  • 89 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 15, 1924
  • Place of birth:
    Burlington, North Carolina, United States
  • Date of passing: Jul 2, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Let the memory of our beloved Husband, Dad, GrandDaddy and loyal Friend be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, David McAdams, Sr., 89, born on December 15, 1924 and passed away on July 2, 2014. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by H. Page McAdams on 15th December 2015

"Hey Dad! Happy Birthday!!  Was by Angus Barn the other night.  Remembered a wonderful birthday celebration there a few years back.  We are going to go back one of these years and celebrate your birthday. You loved it so.  Dreamed about Mom last night.  No longer blind.  Back straight.  Blonde hair!  Must be the way you see her now.  Love, page"

This tribute was added by H. Page McAdams on 2nd July 2015

"Hey dad. Can hardly believe a year has gone by. Miss you every day. Based on the events of the last year, I have really come to know and respect your love, devotion and care for your family. You were truly the glue that kept the "wheels on the bus"! I believe that you can hear me and know that we are doing our best to fill your large shoes. Love you forever Dad."

This tribute was added by H. Page McAdams on 15th December 2014

"Today would have been Dad's 90th birthday.  Happy birthday Dad !!  We love you and miss you like crazy."

This tribute was added by Shannon Brennan on 13th July 2014

"I am really sorry to hear that we've lost another dear soul.  I really enjoyed meeting "Granddaddy Dave" and was impressed how well he kept up on Facebook - he was always so kind!  May he rest in Peace - I am glad he is not suffering here anymore.  My sympathies to the entire family. ~Blessings."

This tribute was added by H. Page McAdams on 13th July 2014

"Thanks to everyone who came to Dad's memorial service yesterday.  It was a wonderful tribute to his life and faith. We (immediate family) really appreciate the time and effort taken to be a part of the celebration.  We really enjoyed seeing everyone. Thank you."

This tribute was added by Richard McAdams on 10th July 2014

"When I was young, our families took a number of wonderful beach trips together. On one of these, It struck me how incredibly smart and knowledgeable Uncle David was; he knew the answer to any kind of question any of us children could dream up. When I visited Raleigh once, he was helping Page with a science project and he generously included me, helping me build something I kept for years. I only got to hear him play the violin once, at Rick & Katherine's wedding, and it was beautiful."

This tribute was added by Richard McAdams on 10th July 2014

"As my next oldest brother growing up, I relied on him many times to steer me in the right direction and I benefitted from his guidance. He often inspired me with his music. And I was highly inspired by him when my father and I went to Fort Bragg to pick him up after World War II. I miss him and Glen terribly. (Rick McAdams)"

This tribute was added by H. Page McAdams on 5th July 2014

"Memorial service will be held at the Church of the Nativity, Raleigh NC @ 2 PM Saturday July 12, 2014.  Directions: http://nativityonline.org/worship/location/"

This tribute was added by Tim McAdams on 5th July 2014

"Uncle Dave and my grandparents took my cousins and me on my first trip to my eventual home area, Washington, DC, in 1962, and it is one of my favorite enduring memories from my childhood. We shared many things, including love of our alma mater, and of all of the family I look most like him. He was a gentle and kind man, and he loved his country. I learned the true value of Facebook because it was a way to keep up with him since we weren't often able to see each other. I'll miss him."

This tribute was added by Rita Russell on 4th July 2014

"I worked with Dave at Standard Register for several years.  He was in the Wilmington office before moving to Raleigh and joining us there.  When we started doing more on computers, I went to Wilmington one weekend to train him.  He did not want to learn, and paced the floor the entire day.  Once he learned the system, he could use it more efficiently and tweak it to fit his needs better than anyone else in the office!  He was always a joy to be around, and so humble that I worked in the next office for years and was not aware of his awards for serving in WWII.  He was loved and admired by all, especially for his love and commitment to Dot."

This tribute was added by Susan Thigpen on 4th July 2014

"We shared a love of the game of tennis and I always appreciated that Uncle Dave stayed in touch, someone of my parent's generation, on Facebook and email, especially on my birthday. He was a kind, gentle man who adored his family. I will miss him and share in this loss with our cousins."

This tribute was added by Leslie Brouwer on 4th July 2014

"We love you Granddaddy Dave and will miss you greatly. But we are comforted to know that you are now in a better place and are at peace.  

Love Always,
Leslie and Kirk"

This tribute was added by Jim McAdams on 4th July 2014

"Dave was also a very talented musician, having played the violin for many years, including time as the concert master of the Greensboro Symphony and in the 1930's as part of a quartet with his mother Eleanor, father, Glen Sr., and brother, Glen Jr. He gave me my first violin lesson nearly 60 years ago. Rest in peace, Uncle Dave."

This tribute was added by H. Page McAdams on 4th July 2014

"On this July 4, 2014, it is only fitting to honor and remember Dad's service in WWII.  He was justly proud of his service, for which he was awarded a purple heart and 5 battle stars.  He was an archetypical member of the "Greatest Generation.""

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