Garth Adams was born to Earl and Ruby (Brinkman) Adams on May 5, 1945, in Peru,
Nebraska - the youngest of 3 children. He was raised on his family farm that has been in their family since mid-1800s. He loved horses, sports, and the great outdoors. He was active in many activities including 4-H, Saddle Club, football and all other sports.
Garth attended Peru Prep from kindergarten through 12th grade, graduating in 1963. He
then attended Peru State College and graduated in May 1967. While in college he met
his future wife, Gloria Bean, and they were married on June 16, 1967.
Garth joined the United States Marine Corps in March 1968. After OCS and Motor
Transport School he was shipped to Vietnam where he served as both a platoon leader and Motor Transport Officer. He returned to the states in April 1969 and served at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina till March 1973. He was then transferred to Marine Corps Recruiting Station, Cleveland Ohio where he served until his departure from the Marines in February 1976. He was always so proud of being a Marine. He then worked at a variety of sales, management, and entrepreneurial professions until his retirement in 2005.
Garth was an avid golfer and fisherman and did both on many trips throughout the US and the Caribbean. He loved snowmobiling in the mountains of New Hampshire and snorkeling in the Caribbean. He and his wife Gloria moved to Pine Ridge, Florida in 2012 and continued living there until his death. Having grown up on the family homestead he loved being on the farm and spent every summer there after his retirement riding his tractor or UTV checking on crops and pasture.
Garth was preceded in death by both his parents, his older brother Ross, his sister Marge, each of
their spouses, and several nieces and nephews. There will be a Celebration of Life
ceremony on March 11th at the Pine Ridge Community Center and he will be buried in
Peru Nebraska on April 22nd. A group of his TBS brothers have arranged for a wreath to be placed at the 69-70 panels of the Vietnam Wall on his birthday, May 5th, honoring his “E” Company 2/9 brothers.
He is survived by his wife Gloria (Bean) Adams of Beverly Hills FL, Gretchen - his
yellow lab, his brothers-in-law Gary and Greg Bean of Raleigh NC, a sister-in-law
Angela Wisco of Sioux City IA, many nieces and nephews and two adopted grandchildren – Jimmy Johnson of Lincoln NE and Shalissa Hutson of Nebraska City NE.
Memorial donations in his name may be given to the Wounded Warrior Project or
the Paws for Purple Hearts organizations.