Wendell Warren (Mac) McAdams passed away peacefully on February 10, 2021 surrounded by his wife of 25 years and children. Mac was born in Lebanon, New Hampshire on May 21, 1943 to Harold and Ida McAdams. He was a resident of New Hampshire until he joined the military.
After serving in the Air Force for 21 years, Mac retired as a Senior Master Sergeant. He served in numerous capacities in special operations intelligence, including four years in Southeast Asia throughout the Vietnam War.
As a civilian, he was employed by the Texas Department of Transportation, US Department of Transportation, various institutions of higher education, and ended his years of employment working for various mental health organizations.
Mac was a proponent of education. He held a B.S. in Government, M.S.Ed. in Educational Psychology/Sociology, Ph.D. in Higher & Postsecondary Education Administration, and an M.A. in Mental Health Counseling. After retirement, he used his wealth of education, knowledge, and experience by volunteering with the American Red Cross, American Hiking Society, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and local schools and clubs.
On May 27, 1995, he married Eva Maria Garza-McAdams in McLean, Virginia. He had children from a previous marriage that he loved dearly. They are Brenda McAdams, Linda McAdams, and Michael McAdams. His love extended to his daughter-in-law, Wendy McAdams and grandchildren, Sam Dixon and partner, Oriana Setz; Preston McAdams and granddaughter-in-law, Paula McAdams; Warren McAdams and grandson-in-law, Kirk Garza and Samantha Hunter.
Mac is also survived by his sister, Marion Robinson from Arizona, many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, and friends. He was preceded in death by sister, Shirley Smith, from Georgia, and brother, Merton McAdams, from Colorado.
Mac will be fondly remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend. There are so many words that describe him…funny, kind, generous, lover of nature and travel, voracious reader, excellent craftsman, proud patriot, and Veteran.