Construction Truck Convoy Gives Final Send Off to Frankfort Contractor

Catherine Pegram

Updated 4 years ago

Hundreds of people are paying their respects to a long-time contractor from Frankfort. George Adams, Junior – better known as “Sonny” – died last week at the age of 73.A convoy of construction trucks gave him a final send off Wednesday.”Everybody loved Sonny Adams,” says his brother, Donald. “He’d do anything for anybody. He would give. If anyone asked for something, he would give it to them.”Family members say that reputation is why Sonny Adams was so well respected throughout the construction industry. Adams was the president of George S. Adams Corporation, a company started by his family more than 50 years ago.He was also an Air Force veteran and big supporter of the Frankfort and Winterport Volunteer Fire Departments. “Wasn’t a thing he wouldn’t do for anyone,” said Adam’s friend, Earl Anderson, Junior. “Phone call away. I’ve called him for the town of Frankfort numerous nights, broken down in a town truck, go in at 1-2 o’clock in the morning. Sander break down – he’d take his own truck out and go sanding.”To help say goodbye to Adams, nearly two dozen construction trucks lined up outside Hampden-Gilpatrick Funeral Home – mostly from competing companies. Donald Adams says it was only fitting. “Just wanted to do something special for him and this is what we know, we know trucks and equipment and here we are.”The convoy rolled out along Route 1-A, headed toward a final stop in Frankfort. Adams’ grandson Benjamin says the display meant a lot for man who was loved so much.”To know that the community, the trucking community, all the construction companies in the area are showing their support for him in the middle of the day – to be out here, to have their trucks fired up here. I know time is money in the construction business and this is worth way more than any money.”


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