E. Bruce Adams
E. Bruce Adams, the son of the late Mrs. Eunice Adams and John Wesley Adams, is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He received his elementary and secondary education in the public school system of Detroit, Michigan in 1971. Following the tradition of the men in his family, upon graduation from Henry Ford High School in Detroit, he moved south and matriculated at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. His education includes Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia, BA in Business Administration, 1971-1974, Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science, 1974-1975 and further studies at Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia, BS in Biology, 1980-1982.
The beginning of an exemplary career in the funeral profession of 38 years began with his Funeral Director and Embalmer’s License from the State of Georgia in 1976. He joined his family firm, Guyton Brothers Funeral Home in Bainbridge, Georgia being an under study of his two mentors in the funeral profession, his grandfather, the late Eugene Guyton and adopted father, Benjamin Hatcher of Thomasville, Georgia. His employment in the funeral industry has come full circle. He started as co-owner of Guyton Brothers Funeral Home in Bainbridge, Georgia, General Manager of Sellers Brothers Funeral Home, Atlanta, Georgia, General Manager of Williams and Williams Funeral Home, Savannah, Georgia, General Manager of Moffett-Speed-Smart Funeral Home, Savannah, Georgia, co-owner of Speed and Adams Funeral Home, Savannah, Georgia and is currently owner of Adams Funeral Services Inc., Savannah, Georgia.
Mr. Adams is a member of St. Philip A.M.E Church and is Past President of the Georgia State Board of Funeral Directors and Morticians under Governor Joe Frank Harris. Mr. Adams is an active member of the Georgia Funeral Service Practitioners Association, National Funeral Director and Morticians Association, Frogs, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and Masonic Lodge of Bainbridge, Georgia.