George S. “Sonny” Adams, Jr., 73, passed away Feb. 11, 2011, at his home surrounded by his family.

A lifelong resident of Frankfort, he was born Dec. 28, 1937, the son of the late George S. Adams, Sr. and Maxine (Patterson) Adams.

Sonny served in the U.S. Air Force during 1956 and 1957. He was president of the George S. Adams Corp., excavation construction. George loved his work and lived his work. When not working he enjoyed his family, friends, driving around in his 1956 Chevy, watching auto racing and his special cat Nyla. Sonny will be remembered as a devoted and loving husband, son, father, grandfather, brother and friend.

George is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Mary Jane (Rancourt) Adams; four daughters, Cindy L. Treat of Manchester, Gayle M. Brassbridge and husband Kenneth of Frankfort, Kathy J. Palmer of Frankfort and Laurie A. King and husband Steve of Corinth; brothers and sisters, Mary Lou Williams and husband Robert, Richard Adams and wife Evelyn, Jeannie McCarty, Sandra Shafer, Ronnie Adams and wife Dee, Connie Wass and husband Kerry and Donald Adams; grandchildren, Ben and wife Michelle, Robert, Emily, Stacey, Dustin, Amanda and husband Chris and Megan; two great-grandchildren, Dominick and Wyatt; brother-in-law Charlie Rancourt and wife Jane and their children, Kyna and Kenny; three aunts, Mildred, Louise and Doris; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Family and friends may visit Tuesday, Feb. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hampden-Gilpatrick Funeral Home, 45 Western Ave., Hampden, where a funeral service will be Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Steve Nute officiating. Interment with military honors will be in the springtime.

Gifts in George’s memory may be made to; Frankfort Village Fire Department, 213 Loggin Road, Frankfort, Maine 04438 or to the Winterport Volunteer Fire and Ambulance, P.O. Box 559, Winterport, Maine 04496. Messages of condolence and memories may be shared through hampdengilpatrick.com