Henry Alcide Joseph “Donnie” Adams Sr., 78, a resident of Berwick, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at Ochsner St. Mary.
Donnie was born on August 7, 1942 in Morgan City, the son of Clarence Atlas Adams and Caroline Virola Vining Adams.
Donnie served his country proudly in the United States Army where he worked on missile defense. He worked in the oilfield for over 25 years in various positions, but his first job and first love was hunting and trapping. He started trapping at an early age with his family, leaving to stay at the camp during the winter months, so he could help provide for his family. Once trapping season was over, he would come back home and have to go back to school, where he always recovered what he had missed. Trapping was his way of life for many years. He also loved dogs and had a passion for raising hounds.
He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by three children, Henry Alcide Joseph Adams Jr. and wife Shannon, Rachelle Adams Theriot and Bonitta Adams Dupont and husband Lester “Will”; 7 grandchildren, Gabrielle Adams, Kennidy Adams, Donnie Cole Adams, Gracie Claire Adams, Kaiden Theriot, Kieton Theriot and Levi Dupont; one great grandchild; four adopted children, Ervin Thomas, Cathy Chambless, Johnny Thomas and James Henry Thomas; 10 adopted grandchildren, Bridget Thomas, Ervin Thomas Jr., Valerie Thomas, Chrissie, Chad, Chandra, Destiny, Monique, Miranda and James Lee Thomas; 22 adopted great grandchildren; one sister, Carline Adams Carlos; one brother, Bernie Joseph Adams.
Donnie was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Bonnie T. Adams; four sisters, Eula Emily Adams White, Shirley Marie Adams Melancon, Miriam Elizabeth Adams Barham, Silver Lea Adams Bijeaux; two brothers, Atlas Joseph Adams and Charles Camille Adams.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Stephen Catholic Church on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. with Monsignor J. Douglas Courville celebrating Mass.