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Founder of Tampa's Electric Supply Inc., Passes Away

Nov. 5, 2009
George Morgan Adams, Sr., founder of Electric Supply Inc., Tampa., Fla., passed away on Oct. 25. He was born in Jemison, Ala., came to Tampa in 1936, enlisted in the U.S. Navy during W.W. II and served as a radioman on a PBY seaplane. After a 24-year ...

George Morgan Adams, Sr., founder of Electric Supply Inc., Tampa., Fla., passed away on Oct. 25. He was born in Jemison, Ala., came to Tampa in 1936, enlisted in the U.S. Navy during W.W. II and served as a radioman on a PBY seaplane. After a 24-year career with Florida Electric, he founded Electric Supply Inc., in 1970. Until his recent illness, Mr. Adams was active in his church, community and business. He always made time for family and friends. Adams received various business honors including the first Florida Family Business of the Year Award and an official visit and award from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Donald Evans. He was a leader in numerous community organizations, serving as an elder at Hyde Park Presbyterian Church, president and lifetime member of the Tampa Jaycees, and exalted ruler of the Tampa Elks Club. Mr. Adams is preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Pauline, and is survived by his son George, Jr., president, Electric Supply Inc., and his daughter Sandra A. Brock.