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Charles Blacknall Adams, JR

January 5, 1950 ~ August 17, 2020 (age 70)


Charlie Adams left this life after a long journey with dementia, on August 17, 2020, surrounded in his home by his loving family.

Charlie was a kind and loving husband, father, brother and uncle. He was born in Greensboro, NC , to Annie Laurie and Charles B. Adams, on January 5, 1950.  He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Elizabeth (Libba) Adams, 3 children: Laurie Adams of Orleans, CA, Carter Adams (Samantha) of Berkeley, CA, and Taylor Adams (Claire) of Boulder, CO.  He is also survived by a sister, Laurie, of Aspen, CO and a niece, Natalie Comfort, of Chestertown, Maryland.

Charlie attended the McCallie School and NCSU, and achieved an associates degree in electronics from Alamance Community College.  Always quick-witted, Charlie loved making jokes.  His creativity, observations of nature and understanding of how the world works continues to inspire those who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Charlie founded C.B. Adams Electric company, and his tremendous skill as an electrician was a great source of pride for him.  He provided his expertise to help many in the Pittsboro-Chapel Hill area, including donating his time to electrify the stages at Shakori Hills where he also provided free maintenance work for many years.

Charlie was a talented musician who enjoyed playing the piano and guitar with his children, and "jamming" with friends.  His natural gift of music allowed him to pick up almost any instrument and improvise to every song.  He emanated Love and generosity through his life and took great joy in the achievements of his family. 

We will dearly miss his sweet spirit, his kindness, and his playful nature.

We will hold a Celebration of Charlie's life, when it is safe to do so, in this time of COVID.  We will share details, when we are able to gather safely. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration.


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