Obituary of Warren Harding Adams
WATERBURY – Warren Harding Adams, 63, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 25, 2019, at Saint Mary's Hospital surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness.
Warren was born June 30, 1955, in Russell County, Ala., son of the late Willie Adams Sr. and Mary (Ligon) Adams. At an early age, Warren's family relocated to Waterbury. He is a graduate of Webster Elementary and Wilby High School.
His life's passion was martial arts. At age 12, he began Tang Soo Do karate training. Through the years, he advanced to a sixth-degree black belt ranking and earned the esteemed title of Grandmaster. He was known as "Typhoon" in the karate community around the world and was former owner of the Adams Karate Academy in Thomaston.
Warren began working for The National Die Co. in Wolcott, in March 1974, as an eyelet operator. He retired July 1, 2018 as the company's quality control manager.
He loved watching a wide variety of movies and shows that ranged from old westerns to singing competitions. Warren liked to cook and experiment with new recipes in the kitchen.
He leaves to cherish his memories two daughters, Brooke Adams and Lena Rebecca Adams, both of Atlanta, Ga.; four sisters, Idella Adams, Katherine (Gene) Outler, Richella Adams-Parks, all of Waterbury, and Mary Dillard of Atlanta, Ga.; three brothers, Sammy Adams of Ellenwood, Ga., Henry Adams of New York, and David (Bertha) Adams of Waterbury; several cousins, nephews and nieces including Irene Saunders and LaTonya Parks, both of Waterbury; and a host of friends.
He was predeceased by a sister, Inez Adams, and a brother, the Rev. Willie Adams Jr.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 12:00 pm at the Prospect Memorial Funeral Home, 72 Waterbury Road, Prospect, James R. Sanders, Funeral Director. The Service will be officiated by the Rev. Lynnette Davis.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation at www.ncpf.us.