Burial was at Riverside Military Cemetery, Riverside, CA.
He was born Nov. 28, 1922, to the late Jasper "Pete" and Alma Morgan Adams and nephew of the late Mary and Mark Jenkins of Chesterfield. Paul live at Connie Maxwell Children's Home in Greenwood from Jan. 10, 1933 until his high school graduation. He joined the Marines in June 1941, stationed at Pearl Harbor. Paul was aboard the USS Nevada at Pearl Harbor when it was attacked by the Japanese. After his discharge, he stayed in California, retiring from McDonald-Douglas Aircraft. He was a member of the Sons of American Revolution, VFW, Pearl Harbor Survivors and USS Nevada Assn.
Paul returned to Chesterfield and Connie Maxwell every two years for reunions. He became the major financial donor for the construction of Connie Maxwell Children's Home, Adams Campus, Chesterfield. He was able to be there for the groundbreaking on Oct. 9, 2002, but his wife's illness kept him from attending the open house. The Adams Campus is a crisis care facility for boys and girls.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria; brothers, Carl and Wayne; sisters, Bonnie Hall and Nellie Sides.
Surviving is his son, Carl Adams of Hayfork, CA; daughters, Paula Adams of Pasadena, CA, Kathleen Adams of Carpinteria, CA; grandson, Josh Adams of Ft. Rucker, AL; cousins, Helen J. Griggs of Chesterfield and Francis J. Jordan of Cheraw.
Memorials may be made to Connie Maxwell Children's Home, Adams Campus, P.O. Box 1178, Greenwood, SC 29648.