Columbia, SC: Mr. Anthony Montez Adams son of Reverend Raymond and Josephine Barnes Adams was born on December 5, 1967. He transitioned from this life on Monday, December 23, 2019 at his residence.
He was educated in the public schools of Saluda County, South Carolina where he graduated from Saluda High School in 1986. He attended Benedict College and furthered his studies at Limestone College where he graduated in 2012. During his tenure at Saluda High School he was a member of the Saluda High football team where he was also a star on the football field. Montez loved sports and was a huge fan of the Clemson Tigers and the Dallas Cowboys and well as the Famous Saluda Tigers 2019.
At an early age, he joined Peaceful Baptist Church where he served faithfully during his youth participating in the Association, Union and BTU where he attended classes on the state level and received a teaching certificate. Montez was active in the youth NAACP. Later in life, he became an associate member of Brown Chapel AME Church in Columbia, SC where he worked with the youth. He was a member of Saluda National Guard where he retired after 27 years of service. He was also a member of Peerless Masonic Lodge 214. He was employed by the Department of Health and Human Services as a Mail Courier.
Montez, as he was affectionately called, was well-respected among his peers and adults as well. To be a young man he had a contagious personality and he touched every life he met. One of his hobbies was cooking. In speaking of Montez one could use the words of caring, loving, serving, friendly, kind, respectful, thoughtful, cheerful, and mannerable. He was one of the most humble young men you would ever meet and his infectious laugh was guaranteed to brighten your day. He will always be remembered.
He was preceded in death by step-daughter, April S. Coleman.
He leaves to cherish and honor his memory; his parents, Reverend Raymond and Josephine Adams, Saluda, SC; wife, Judy O. Adams, Columbia, SC; daughter, Audryanna Kinsler, Prosperity, SC; special companion, Kimberly Richardson, Columbia, SC; sister, Stacey Adams, Charlotte, NC; brothers, Warren Adams, Greenwood, SC and Victor Adams, Atlanta, GA; five step-children, Felicia (Robert) Perrineau, Charleston, SC, Ashley (James) Brown, and LaToya Jones both of Blythewood, SC, Lauren Davis and Dylan Richardson both of Columbia, SC; ten step grandchildren; three god-children, Keyanna Robinson, Lexington, SC , Monzekia "Zeek" Mason and Xaonna Barnes both of Saluda, SC; He also leaves to cherish his memory, Thomas Richardson (like a father-in-law), Columbia, SC; four sisters-in-law, one brother-in-law; five aunts, six uncles; nieces, nephews, other relatives, extended family, and sorrowing friends.
Interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, 12/31/19 at Ft. Jackson National Cemetery, 4170 Percival Road, Columbia, SC.
The family is at the home of his parents, 174 Peaceful Drive, Saluda, SC.
Butler and Sons Funeral Home is assisting the Adams Family.
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