George Charles Adams, Sr.
Plainfield, N.H. — George Charles Adams, Sr. died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at the Veteran’s Hospital in White River Junction , Vt. George was born at The Forks Maine, Jan. 22, 1926, the son of William and Lena (Berry) Adams.
In his youth, George followed in his family’s footsteps working in the woods. From The Forks he moved to Portland, Maine to work in the shipyards before enlisting in the Navy in 1944. George served on an LST as a ships gunner and ended his service at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii working for the Harbor Master in Aloha Tower. Following his Navy service he got married to his first wife, Ruth Capen, and moved to Chicago to attend the Coyne Electrical School where he learned to repair televisions and other electrical devices. George returned to New England in 1947 and worked for his older brother, Azel, as an equipment operator on interstate projects.
In 1949, George moved to Enfield, N.H. to work on the Wilder Dam project. The young family, now four boys, moved to Plainfield and George started working at Goodyear in Windsor, Vt. and repairing televisions. He built the family home in 1956-7. George worked at Goodyear for several years before taking a job in the electrical department at Cone-Blanchard. When he was laid-off from Cone-Blanchard in 1981, George had been working as the Supervisor of the Electrical Department. In 1982, his new wife, Dorothy Murphy, and their son moved to Dexter, Maine where he assumed similar responsibilities for Bullard-Fayscott. In 1986, the family returned to Plainfield and George worked as an electrician until his retirement.
George was very active in his community and had many hobbies and interests, including square dancing, sailing, RC airplanes and computers. In Plainfield, George joined his older sons in 4-H and Scouts. George served many years on the Plainfield Water District and was instrumental in the design and implementation of the current water system. George enjoyed working with the Hanover CAPPS team and the Plainfield Library web site.
George is predeceased by his parents, five brothers (Azel, Oliver, Clyde, John and Chester), four sisters (Villa, Charlotte, Claudia and Thelma), two step brothers (Kenneth and Odbur Jr.) and one son, Mark.
George is survived by his wife of 43 years, Dorothy Adams, five sons (Bruce, Robert, George Jr., Stewart and Douglas), 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, one step-sister (Margaret Dixon) and one step-brother (Carl Hanscom).
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Plainfield Community Baptist Church Building Fund, Plainfield, N.H.