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George "Short" Wayne Adams
May 28, 1948 ~ September 20, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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George “Short” Wayne Adams of New Madrid. MO was born on May 28th of 1948 in Tallapoosa, MO to late James and Dixie Marte (Gremore) Adams. Short passed away in his home surrounded by family on September 20th of 2023 at the age of 75.
George was united in marriage on April 24th of 1971 to Sharon Kay (Peacock) Adams who survives of the home. He is survived by two daughters Anita Robinson of New Madrid, MO – Lana (Todd) Luke of Malden, MO; two grandchildren Abby (Phillip) Stegman of New Madrid, MO – Gavin Luke of Maiden, MO; two great-grandchildren Silas Owens and Wesley Stegman. George is also survived by four siblings Patricia Taylor, Ron (Brenda) Adams, Vicky (Steven) Klein, and Sandra Turner. He was proceeded in death by his siblings Donald Adams, Dixie Corn, Doris Ogden, John “Red” Adams, Carol Blagg, and Bonnie Boster. He was also proceeded in death by his granddaughter Kayleigh Luke.
Short graduated from Gideon High School in 1966; where he enjoyed playing pool and basketball. Upon graduation of high school, George joined the United States Air Force in 1966-1970. After discharging from the service he became employed at Noranda Aluminum in Marston, MO. In 2010 he retired from his position as pot-room supervisor after 40 years of employment.
Short was an avid outdoorsman: hunting, gardening. And fishing on Reelfoot Lake were things he enjoyed doing in his spare time. He also enjoyed frying fish for his friends and family. George could often be found riding with levee with his brother Ron or watching the St. Louis Cardinals play.
He will be remembered for all the heart he shared with his family and friends. He truly loved each of them and if you knew him, you knew it. He will be missed dearly.