Minor Revere “Chuck” Adams III ’56

Mr. Minor Revere “Chuck” Adams, III, of Gastonia, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, January 8, 2023.  He was born December 23, 1933 in Gastonia, NC, a son of the late Minor Revere Adams, Jr. and Esther Rodgers Reid Adams.

Chuck was educated in the Gastonia school system, attended Davidson College, and served his country honorably in the US Army in Korea.  He then graduated from the University of South Carolina and was a dedicated Gamecock for the rest of his life.  

Chuck worked in the insurance business and as a Realtor.  He was a life-long member of First Presbyterian Church of Gastonia where he was a Deacon and an Elder.  He was a former member and Past President of the Gastonia Jaycees, a current member of the Gastonia Rotary Club where he is also a Past President and Paul Harris Fellow.  Chuck was also a former board member of the YMCA and the Community Foundation.

Survivors of Mr. Adams include his wife of 45 years, Susan Cooke Adams of Gastonia; daughter, Cooke Adams Thompson and husband Reed of Kalispell, MT; Minor Revere Adams, IV and wife TJ McSwain of Gastonia; grandchildren, Hayley McSwain and Hobbs Thompson; sister-in-law, Becky Adams; brother-in-law, Dr. Bo Abernethy, both of Gastonia; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; Special Friend, Connie Humphries.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, William Preston Adams, Esther Reid Adams Hunnicutt, and Sarah Rodgers Adams Abernethy.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00pm, Sunday, January 15, 2023 at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dan Commerford officiating.  The family will receive friends following the service in the Memorial Gallery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 1621 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia, NC 28054 or to Operation Christmas c/o The Rotary Foundation of Gastonia, PO Box 33, Gastonia, NC 28053.