Wilson Ephraim Adams was born November 12, 1935 to the late Everett and Emma Carter. He was the devoted husband of over 50 years to Elizabeth E. Brown Adams. He was a life long resident of the City of Camden, attended Camden public schools and Bordentown Manual Training Industrial School in Bordentown, NJ.
Upon completing school in 1952 he enlisted in the United States Navy where he spent two years, and after that tour he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard for a career of 20 1/2 years working in the Departments of Transportation and Treasury. He ended his tour Honorably as a Yeoman First Class (YFC) in 1974. He was employed part-time for over 7 years in the ID bureau of the Camden Police Administration Building. At one point in life he joined Harris Temple Church in Camden and was a former member of the Masons King David Lodge and recently was a very active member of the Hudson-Adams-Carpenter Post 473. Wilson was such an avid letter writer to the Courier-Post newspaper that he was once bestowed the “silver pen award” for his efforts. He was a self made craftsman and loved to sew his own clothes. He was an avid fisherman and kite flyer.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Darrel R. of Voorhees, Wilson E., (Carol), of Camden, Michael J., of Philadelphia and Matthew T., of Camden. One daughter, Cynthia Adams-Brown of Camden, one brother, Matthew Adams of Riverton NJ, three sisters, Doris Adams of Camden, Elsie Hall of Lawnside and Martha Carter of Camden, one brother-in-law John McElwee, two sister-in-laws Odessa Adams of Baltimore MD and Bertha Williams, nine grandchildren, six great grandchildren and three lifetime friends, Raymond Morton, Robert “Bobby” Council, Russell “Skeeter” Watson and host of neices, nephews, and friends.