Bill H. Adams
JANUARY 24, 1943 – OCTOBER 18, 2018
Bill H. Adams, born January 24, 1943 in Rains County, Texas passed away on October 18, 2018 in Bakersfield, California. Bill attended 7 primary schools, graduating from Grand Saline High School in Grand Saline, Texas. He attended Rutherford School of Business in Dallas from 1960 to 1962. Bill married Donita Shaw in August of 1962. They had two sons, Bill Jr. and Todd, three grandchildren, Ayla, Jon and Rebekka, and a great granddaughter, Emma.
Bill joined Toyo Cotton Company in 1962 in Dallas as a shipping clerk and was promoted to Traffic Manager in 1970. In 1975 he was transferred to McFarland, California to work as the Office Manager of Toyo’s California operation. In 1981 he was promoted yet again to Vice President of Toyo Cotton Company’s California operation. Bill was Vice President of Toyo Cotton Co.’s Dallas office when he retired the end of December 2011. He continued as an Advisor to Toyo after his retirement. Bill remained active the cotton business for 56 years.
He served on the Board of Directors of Fresno Cotton Exchange in 1978 and 1979 as well as the Board of Directors of Western Cotton Shippers Association in 1982/1983 and 1984/1985. From 1985-1986 Bill served as President of the Western Cotton Shippers Association. He also served on the Board of Directors of the American Cotton Shippers Association and many committees of ACSA and WCSA. Bill was proud to serve in an industry that gave him so much. In lieu of flowers please donate to one of his favorite charities: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, The Salvation Army, or the Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center.