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David Walton Adams

April 2, 1943 — November 25, 2022

David Walton Adams

Mr. David Walton Adams, 79, of Washington, GA, passed away on Friday, November 25, 2022, at his residence.

David was born in Anderson, SC on April 2, 1943, the oldest son of the late Walton Spearman Adams and Mary Elise Sutherland Adams. He was a 1961 graduate of Boys’ High in Anderson and a 1963 graduate of Anderson College. Mr. Adams went to work for Clark-Schwebel soon after graduation, and he worked there until his retirement. The family relocated to Washington, GA in 1978.

David was a member of the Washington Rotary Club, member and former president of the Washington Wilkes Country Club, member of the Washington Cruisers Car Club, and member of Woodmen of the World. He was an avid Clemson fan who looked forward to tailgating, and was a devoted supporter of the Tiger Booster Club at Washington-Wilkes High School. He loved playing golf and, in his younger years, dirt track racing. David was an excellent cook and an immaculate yard keeper.

Above all, his family was his greatest accomplishment. He leaves behind his wife of 58 years, Sandra Jean Riddle Adams; children: Stephen Mark Adams, Sr. of Washington, GA and Amy Davie “DeeDee” Adams of Lexington, GA; brother, Jackie Ray Adams and his wife Joy of Anderson, SC; grandchildren: Stephen Mark Adams, Jr., Stephanie Marie Adams, David Allen Zumbro, Jr., and Hayden Ashton Zumbro; sister-in-law, Peggy Jo Parker of Columbia, SC; brother-in-law, Wilton Steven Riddle and his wife Gail of Honea Path, SC; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his granddaughter, Amber Elizabeth Sanchez; parents-in-law, Joe Perry Riddle and Mary Jean Ridgeway Riddle; and brother-in-law, Charles David Riddle.

A private tailgate style memorial service will be held at a later date.

Contributions may be made in his memory to the charity of one’s choice.

Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at

Berry Funeral Home & Crematory of Elberton, GA is respectfully in charge of arrangements for Mr. David Walton Adams.

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