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Jimmie Charles Adam

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November 11, 1925 – January 23, 2018

Jimmie Charles Adam, 92, went to his Lord on Tuesday, January 23 at the Isle at Watercrest Dominion in Leon Springs.  Jimmie was born on November 11, 1925 to Willie Eugene and Lillie Katherine Schuetz Adam at their home in the Balcones Community, located 4 miles south of Boerne in Kendall County.

A lifelong resident of Kendall County, Jimmie is the great-grandson of Conrad Adam who settled in the Kendall County area in 1854.  In 1984, Jimmie’s farm was recognized by the Texas Department of Agriculture at the annual Family Land Heritage ceremony, for Texas families who have kept their farms and ranches in continuous agricultural production for 100 years or more.

Jimmie was an Army combat veteran of WWII, serving with distinction in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater with Company L, 21st Infantry, 24th Division. He received the Soldiers Medal for outstanding heroism saving a fellow soldier.  Following the war, he returned to Kendall County, where he worked at Camp Stanley in addition to farming.  He served his community and his church as well as his country.  In his community, he served as President of the Kendall County Fair Association, Post Commander of VFW Post 688, President of the local chapter of National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), and for 40 years sat on the board of the Guadalupe Valley Telephone Company. He was active at his church, St. John Lutheran where he was a member for 71 years, serving as a member of the Church Council and chief chili cook for the Fall Festival and Wild Game Dinners. He married Sally Jo Richardson December 17, 1947 at St. John Lutheran Church in Boerne.

Sally and Jimmie loved to dance; square dancing with the Boerne Bunch, round dancing and country and western dancing.  In later life Jimmie’s motto was “If you can walk, you can dance!”  He also enjoyed playing cards and dominos with his friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years Sally Jo Adam, his parents, brother Chester Adam and nephew Chester “Tuffy” Adam, Jr.

 
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Posted by on April 22, 2018 in Adam, Kendall County, Schuetz

 

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Today is….Veterans Day 11/11/13

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Jimmie, one of Conrad Adam’s great grandsons, served in the US Army during World War II.  He originally trained as a motorcylist and was ready to ship out to Europe when last minute orders sent his unit to Colorado to be trained as infantry soldiers. After training, the unit was sent to San Francisco where they boarded a ship to an unknown destination.  It wasn’t until they were out at sea that they were told they were going to the Philippines. During the voyage they ran into a storm. The waves were so strong and violent that it would lift the ship so high out of the water that the propeller was exposed. Jimmie saw action in Leyte, Mindoro and Mindanao and later was part of the occupation army in Yokohama, Japan. One story he has often told is while in the Philippines he was very hungry and he wrote home and told his mother, Lillie, that he was hungry for her cooking especially sausage, cookies and a cake. She received the letter and started to prepare a care package for him.  There was a cannery in Boerne during WWII and there she canned sausage she had made and other food items.  She baked cookies and a cake and added them to the package. Then she shipped it to him and amazingly the package made it to Jimmie, a little squashed but the food was edible.  He said nothing ever tasted as good as the food in that care package. He said he ate bite every down to the last crumb!

Adam, Jimmie. World War II, 1945. Photograph of the original held by Jimmie Adam. Digital copy privately held by Kathryn Adam-Hurst. Boerne.

 
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Posted by on November 11, 2013 in Adam, Today is

 

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