George Morgan Adams, Sr., founder of Electric Supply Inc., Tampa., Fla., passed away on Oct. 25. He was born in Jemison, Ala., came to Tampa in 1936, enlisted in the U.S. Navy during W.W. II and served as a radioman on a PBY seaplane. After a 24-year career with Florida Electric, he founded Electric Supply Inc. in 1970. Until his recent illness, Adams was active in his church, community and business.
Adams received various business honors including the first Florida Family Business of the Year Award and an official visit and award from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Donald Evans. Adams was a leader in numerous community organizations, serving as an elder at Hyde Park Presbyterian Church, president and lifetime member of the Tampa Jaycees, and exalted ruler of the Tampa Elks Club. He is preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Pauline, and is survived by his son George, Jr., president, Electric Supply Inc., and his daughter Sandra Brock.
Thomas “Hutch” Hutchinson, 85 of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Sept. 12th at Washington County Hospital. Hutch was born Nov. 2, 1923, in Charleston, W.Va. He served during World War II in the Army's 30th Infantry Division and began his long electrical distribution career with Tristate Electric Supply in Hagerstown, Md. He soon joined Raub Supply's York, Pa., branch and rose quickly through the company to electrical sales manager. He retired from Raub Supply after 20 years of service in 1988. Hutch is survived by his wife of 57 years, Agnes Heater Hutchinson.