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Mon Jay Adams

December 20, 1952 ~ April 14, 2020 (age 67)


Mon Jay Adams, 67, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2020.

Private graveside services will be held at Highland Park Cemetery. 

Mon was born December 20, 1952 in Frost, Texas to Selettie Howard and Timp Adams.  As a child Mon was a "rascal" and he had several alias names people called him "Money" or "M.J.".  Mon attended Frost High School and after graduating he served in the military (Army) for 4 years.  After serving in the military he developed a passion for writing songs and even sold music in the 1970's.  His music career was cut short because at the age of 28 he suffered a schizophrenia breakdown.  Mon was very intelligent and like the movie portrayed he actually had a "Beautiful Mind." Mon's mind can rest now he will not have to "pass this way again."   

Below is a poem, "This Way," dedicated to Mon:

“Whence came and whither bound are we?”
Holds something still of mystery;
But one grave thought is clear and plain,
We shall not pass this way again.

Why waste an hour in vain regret,
For common ills that must be met?
Why of the thorny road complain?
We shall not pass this way again.

Why wound, or cause a tear to start?
Why vex or trouble one poor heart?
Each hath its secret grief or care,
Its burden that thou canst not share.
The years glide by: stand strong and true!
The good thou canst, oh, quickly do!
Let gentle words sooth woe and pain,
We shall not pass this way again.

       By Eliza M. Hickok

He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Peggy Adams, Audrey Walker, Ramona Randall; and brothers, Timp Adams, Jr., and Kirby Adams.

Survivors include his brothers, George Pete Adams of Borger, Jimmy Adams of Fort Worth; sister, Judy Sandifer of Irving; and a host of extended family.

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