William “Bill” Louis Adams, Jr, age 94, of Tucker, Lawrenceville, and Bryson City, NC passed away Friday, November 27, 2015. During World War II, Bill proudly served his country in the Army Air Corp. He worked as a systems analyst with the U.S. Government for 33 years, and upon retirement he and his wife Ruth opened and ran the Randolph House Country Inn in Bryson City, NC for another 33 years. He was a member of Prospect United Methodist Church along with the Seekers class. Bill was preceded in death by his loving wife of 64 years whom he met at Young Harris College, Ruth Randolph Adams. He is survived by his son, Stephen Adams of Tucker, GA; daughter, Viki L. Jones & husband, Tim, of Lawrenceville, GA; grandchildren, Lauren, Matthew and his wife, Sarah, Michael, Landon & Logan; great grandchildren, Ryker, Killian, Ella & Adelyn. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel with interment following at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Riverdale, Ga. Flowers are accepted, or you may consider a donation, in memory of Bill, to Footprints to the Future at Prospect United Methodist Church, 1549 Prospect Rd., Lawrenceville, GA 30043 or Young Harris College, 1 College St., Young Harris, GA 30582. The family will receive friends from 10:30-12:30 pm, Saturday, December 5, 2015 with light refreshments at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com.

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  1. So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. He was a lovely man. We have many fond memories of Ruth and Bill who were our neighbors for many years when they were in Bryson City. We all miss them both.

    Sue and George Brown
    The Fryemont Inn

    • So sorry to hear this sad news. I knew Bill and Ruth back in the day. Both were very sweet people.

  2. Another star shines ever so brightly in the heavens above. A wonderful man and an exceptionally good traveling companion who always had just the right words for all occasions, for his family and for his many friends. “I know it, but I just can’t help it!”

  3. I so enjoyed every single minute I spent with Bill & Ruth. Not one minute did I EVER regret! I started the Randolph House as a job & ended up with the most loving, caring, compassionate, advice giving, grandparents!
    We pulled some great jokes my truly wonderful friend! and I have those awesome memories to relive, retell & laugh about!
    You are & have always been my #1 BILLYUM!

  4. I have so many fond memories of Bill. He was such a kind soul. Such great times at the Randolph House, where Bill would randomly make us laugh and Ruthie would have to come in and tell us lower our voices. He was blessing to know. He will be greatly missed. Much love to all the family during this time of loss.

  5. So many good memories of Bill. Working for him and Ruth was never really work. We all had so much fun. I have never had a job that was as much fun as working at the Randolph House. Bill always had a way of making us laugh. Bill and Ruth were not just my boss, they became my grandparents. They always gave good advise and taught me so much about working with the public. I have nothing but great memories of Bill and Ruth, I can’t help but say their names together, I never seen one without the other. They were always together. They have taught me many things that I have passed to my children. I miss them both, my heart aches for your loss. Much love to the family

  6. I am so sorry to hear about Billypop’s passing. I was fortunate to have the opportunity of meeting him on a couple of occasions. What a warm and generous gentleman. As difficult as it is to say goodbye, know he is now embracing his beloved Ruth. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  7. What wonderful memories Dan and I have of the Randolph House and Ruth and Bill Adams. They were truly an exceptional couple bringing happiness to so many people. We were blessed to see Bill a few years ago while in Bryson City and so happy to see how vibrant and “young” he was. He is with the love of his life now and they are happily together again. Our thoughts and prayers are with Viki and Stephen. We are sorry we will not be able to make it up to the service.

  8. I would like to express my sincere condolences to the Adams family and friends during this difficult time.

    “We all look forward to seeing our loved ones again in perfect health without any sickness or pain on the Earth.

    “He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

    ~Revelation 21:4

    I hope this scripture provides comfort to all at this time.

  9. We will miss Uncle Bill. He was a sweet and adorable man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Love, Dan and Cheryl

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