Dallas Raymond Adams

October 24, 1920 - August 4, 2016
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Dallas Raymond Adams, 95, passed away at his home in League City on August 4, 2016.

Mr. Adams was one of 10 children born in Angier, North Carolina, on October 24, 1920, to Sarah Jones Adams and Edward Vance Adams. At age 20, he enlisted in the US Navy prior to the beginning of World War II in February, 1940, and served until February, 1946. He was in the South Pacific Theater. He was a proud veteran.

Mr. Adams was a long-time Galveston resident. He only moved away from the Island after losing his home in Hurricane Ike. His entire career was in Law Enforcement. He was appointed a Patrolman in the Galveston Police Department on July 3, 1948, and served the City of Galveston and its citizens for almost 40 years. He retired from the department on October 30, 1987.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Lorraine, and his son, Michael Dale Adams. He is survived by his daughter, Terri (Tommy) Goodwin; his son, Danny (Kristie) Adams; and his daughter, Rebecca (Alain) Katic. His grandchildren are Mitch Dibble, Kacie Adams, Kristopher Adams, Aislinn Katic and Tristan Katic. He is also survived by a great grandson, Jaiden Dibble, as well as long time step-granddaughter, Patricia Schornstein, and her children, Sidney and Reese. In addition, he is survived by his brother-in-law, Ralph Parr and wife, Claudia, as well as sister-in-law, Marian Parr, and numerous nieces, nephews and their children.

Mr. Adams was a large man in stature and spirit. Shortly after starting to work for the Galveston Police Department he was given the nickname “Moose.” That nickname stayed with him the rest of his life. Moose embraced life, loved people and truly never met a stranger. He loved hunting, fishing, and playing cards with his friends. He was a masterful story teller and was never happier than being surrounded by his many friends and large loving family.

Mr. Adams’ family will receive visitors from 5:00 until 7:00 pm, Monday, August 8, 2016, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home.

His funeral service will begin at 11:00 am, Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home with Pastor Robert Dowdy officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster.

Pallbearers will be Mitch Dibble, Kristopher Adams, Sid Schornstein, Tristan Katic, Brian Kibler, and Rick Cantu.

Honorary Pallbearers will be James Armentrout, Walter Taylor, Freddie Lee Poor, Ralph Parr, Robert Trapanni, and Jerry Dean, as well as current and retired members of Galveston Police Department and Sheriff’s office.

The family would like to thank Dr. Michael Nguyen, the staff at Jeanie Sealy hospital, our loving caregiver, Teri Posey and the hospice staff at A-Med for their caring help.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to The Galveston Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association – Out of the Blue Police Benevolent Fund, P.O. Box 2144, Galveston, TX 77553.

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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, August 8, 2016

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Service Information

Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Time: 11:00 am

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Born: October 24, 1920
Died: August 4, 2016

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Jodi Nolen posted on 11/30/-1

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. God Bless


Phil Adams posted on 11/30/-1

Uncle DR was indeed a great story teller. Any time be came to NC, if you'd sit for 1 minute, he'd tell you a story of his police activities. He had a ton of them.


Joe Bergner posted on 11/30/-1

So sorry for your loss!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!! Joe & Christy Bergner


Durwood Wayne Adams posted on 11/30/-1

Uncle DR was indeed a great story teller. While telling his stories, he would use some very colorful language and Aunt Lorraine would have to put him in his place. She was very good at that. His brother (my daddy Durwood) cherished uncle DR's visits back home. Memories are great.


Sylvia Moyer posted on 11/30/-1

I remember the stores he told of being a police officer when I met him. He loved his family May you all remember the good times. Gods love to all Sylvia


Diane Unbehagen posted on 11/30/-1

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. So sorry for your loss! Mr. Adams was such a kind and caring man who looked after us all on the island. We were blessed to have him as a neighbor. He will be missed.


kurt schirmer posted on 11/30/-1