Garland Douglas "Doug" Adams – April 29, 2012

Garland Douglas “Doug” Adams, 81, of Amarillo, died Sunday, April 29, 2012.
Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church Chapel with Dr. Howard K. Batson, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Doug was born on August 26, 1930 in the community of Fieldton, Texas to Clara Mae and Garland Russel Adams.  He graduated from Amherst High School.  Doug served in the United States Marine Corp.  Following tour of duty, he remained in the Marine Reserves.
He farmed outside of Hereford, Texas for a number of years before being hired to manage Community Grain Elevator of Easter in Dimmitt, Texas for 15 years.  Hired by Hale Center Wheat Growers, Inc. in 1975 and worked there as the elevator manager until his retirement in 1995.  He also served as a Director of the Texas Cooperative Marketing Exchange, Inc. from 1984 – 1995.  He was a very successful and well-respected business man in the grain business.
Following his dedicated work career, Doug welcomed retirement and enjoyed riding motorcycles and traveling in his RV motor home with the RV Club.
He married Betty Pinkston in 1998.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Donald Adams and sister, Pat Barnes.
He is survived by his wife, Betty, of the home; his children, son, Steven Douglas Adams and his wife Ginger of Plainview, Texas; his daughter, Tamera Holshouser and her husband Graham of Boone, NC; his step-daughter, Debbie Bernson; two grandchildren, Bradley and Brandon Holshouser; three step-grandsons; and four step-great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to Odyssey Hospice, 6900 I-40 West, Suite 150, Amarillo, TX 79106.
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