Harold W. Adams

Harold W. Adams, 90, of Chalk Bluff, passed away Monday, July 30th at a local nursing center.

Funeral Service: 3PM Saturday, August 4th at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow at Moore Cemetery in Chalk Bluff.

Visitation: one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

He was born October 17, 1927 in Midland to James and Mattie (Adcock-Belcher) Adams. Harold served in the Marine Corps during World War II, and took part in the Flying Sergeants Program. He loved to fly and picked up his civilian pilots license in 1947.

After the war, he worked as a stone mason and was a member of the bricklayers union. In May 1949, Harold married Billie Jean VanWinkle in Hamilton. He worked in construction before taking a job with Ware Communications, and later Wales Industries.

Always one to seek new challenges, he took a job with the McLennan County Sheriff’s Department, under Sheriff Jack Harwell, tasked with setting up the radio communications repair shop. His role expanded to maintenance of the department’s entire fleet of vehicles. He also assisted the department as a pilot flying officials and transporting prisoners.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Altus Kight, and two brothers, S.R. Adams, and J.C. Adams.

He is survived by his wife, Billie Adams, of Waco; daughter, Charlotte Jean Beard and husband, Charles, of Waxahachie; grandson, William Crist, of Richwood; great granddaughter, Heidi Crist, of Richwood. He is also survived by his sister, Hazel Sears of Colorado.

Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

Print Obituary & Condolences Print Obituary & Condolences

Condolence Messages

  1. Jack & Linda Henry

    We’re so sad to hear the news. The world has lost one of the “good guys” but heaven has added an angel that can fix anything. Our prayers are with you and it’s got to be comforting that Harold truly loved his Billie. You could see it in is eyes when he said your name.

  2. So sorry for your loss. Many memories of Harold at the County shop.

  3. Billie so sorry for your lost. I always enjoyed his friendship and advice . if you need anything please call greg wade

  4. Harold, Thanks for your friendship with my dad, George. We really appreciate having had you among us for so long, sharing your kindness. We think of you and Billie often and wish great peace for your family.
    Billie, so sad for your loss. May the Lord bless you and keep you.
    Margaret and Ruth Erickson

Leave Your Condolence