Duncan Hamilton Adams, aged 53, passed away Sunday, September 5, 2021. Duncan was a graduate of the Savannah Country Day School, Class of 1986, and the University of Georgia, Class of 1995. Duncan later attended Emory University School of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1998. Duncan grew up at the family home in Vernonburg, Georgia, enjoying life on the Vernon River with family and friends. He loved school at Savannah Country Day and the lifelong friendships that he made there. He excelled in football, track, and tennis while there and rarely missed a single day of school. Duncan played bass guitar in his “doctor’s office” band, The Vice, and was co-writer of the band’s first epic hit single, “Bugs.” Duncan was a diehard Georgia Bulldogs football fan and loved the college life at UGA, where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order, Gamma Chapter. After graduating from law school, Duncan opened and managed his own law practice in the Atlanta-area, where he often did pro bono work for those in need that he met “along the way.” Duncan was an intense competitor and loyal friend. He cherished his dogs, cats and other animals throughout his life, most recently the notoriously uncooperative Button the cat. He was an avid offshore fisherman, embarking on many adventures to the Gulfstream with friends on his boat, Empty Cannibal. In recent years, Duncan spent time doing what he loved: spending months at a time overseas exploring countries in Eastern Europe and in particular, Ukraine.
Duncan was born on October 6, 1967, in Savannah, Georgia and was baptized at Christ Episcopal Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas H. Adams and Andrea K. Adams (McLaughlin); brother, Thomas H. Adams, Jr.; and his stepfather, Lt. General John N. McLaughlin, (U.S.M.C).
Duncan is survived by his brothers, Alexander Pratt Adams, II, John Barnard Adams, II (Jackie), Cam Dorsey Adams, and David Wynn Adams, and by many loved cousins, nieces, nephews and close friends.
Remembrances may be sent to the Savannah Country Day School for use to support the weight room facilities and Athletics Department.
A private graveside funeral service is planned for family and friends at Bonaventure Cemetery at 11:00 am on Friday, September 24, 2021.
My daughters and I send our heartfelt condolences to the entire, extended Adams family. You are in our thoughts.
- Gigi Bousquet Williamson, San Francisco, CA
RIP Duncan, our condolences to the Adams family
- Henry Morgan, Savannah, Ga
Expressing our sincere condolences to the Adams family at this difficult time in the loss of their loved one.
- The Badger's, Hardeeville, SC
My condolences to the Adams' family and relatives; and, you are in my prayers.
- Alexander M Scott, "Sandy", Burke, VA
- Stephen Herb, Savannah, Ga.
My deepest and heartfelt condolences to the Adams family.
- Elena Adams, Krivoy Rog, Ukraine
Jan and Button send much love and many prayers to the Adams family.
- jan howard, savannah, GA