Thursday, September 17, 2015

Sparky Adams

Glenn Reed "Sparky" Adams, Jr.

April 4, 1917
Carpentersville, IL

March 31, 2011
Newberry, SC

Dundee High School - Illinois (High School)
1936-37 Marquette University (College)
1937-38 Marquette University (College)
1938-39 Marquette University (College)
1938-39 Sheboygan Redskins (NBL)
1939-40 Sheboygan Redskins (NBL)

Adams was born to Glenn and Caroline Ehlert Adams. In 1942, he began a 35-year career with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, with a brief interruption to serve in the Army Air Corp during World War 2, stationed in India. He retired from the INS in 1977. Adams married Cassie Jean Holbert (1926-1992) and they had a daughter, Cynthia Adams Downs, and a son, Glenn Reed Adams III. He remarried to Elizabeth Woodruff.



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