Matthew J. Adams

Published 11:30 am Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Matthew J.  Adams, 36, passed away unexpectedly on October 10, 2021, near his home in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.

Matthew was born in Portland, Maine July 5, 1985. He graduated from Lisbon High School Class of 2004 and went on to complete degrees in Computer Technology with the Class of 2007 at Central Maine Community College and TV Video Production at New England School of Communications Class of 2010. Matthew was a valued employee at R.A. Hoy Heating and Air Conditioning in Kitty Hawk, NC and prior to moving to North Carolina was employed by NAPA in Westbrook, Maine.

Matthew had a gentle, kind heart and was a gifted photographer and writer. He was an avid hiker, mountain climber and traveler. He loved the beach, sand sculpture, stand up paddle boarding and sampling the local foods in his travels. He cherished time growing up at the Adams’ camp at Bonney Eagle Pond in Buxton, ME and the Smith beach houses at Hampton Beach, NH. He loved living near the ocean on the NC Outer Banks and spent hours on the beach and in the water. A wide circle of friends and family followed his photos and posts on Facebook chronicling his travels and adventures across the United States.

Matt enjoyed playing poker and was a dedicated Denver Broncos and New Jersey Devils fan. Many of us will miss his lively football discussions, updates, and predictions. He worked part time in his local gym, The Outer Banks Sport Club, and was a fitness enthusiast. He will be missed by his cat and constant companion Remy.

Matt was a devoted Christian who loved the Lord deeply and was passionate about serving others and sharing the gospel. He was a member of the Eastpoint Christian Church in South Portland, Maine. He was known for his faith, friendship, humor, compassion and his work with young adult Christian groups, area soup kitchens and as a street pastor.

Matthew is beloved and will be incredibly missed by a wide group of family and friends. He leaves behind his father and stepmother Jon and Cheryl Adams of Lisbon Falls, ME; his mother and stepfather Kim and Patrick McAllister of Kill Devil Hills, NC; siblings Rebecca McLean (Ian) of Smithfield, RI; Mitchell McAllister of Providence, RI; Alexander McAllister of Kill Devil Hills, NC; Breanne McAllister (Tom Carothers) of Rocky Mount, NC; and Kimberly Shields (Jonathan) of Bangor, ME; his grandmother Julia Ann Smith of Epping, NH; and step grandfather Carl Bates of Greene, ME. Matt also leaves behind nieces and nephews, Dylan and Paige McLean, Silas and Josie Shields, Aiden Irwin and Liam Carothers, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and extended family. Matt was predeceased by his grandfather and grandmother, John and Audrey Adams, grandfather Robert Smith of NH, and step grandparents Beulah Jean and Virgil L. McAllister of Florida and Marilyn Bates of Greene, ME.

A service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 23rd at the Son Rise Church of Christ on 1311 Goldie Street in Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948. A second service will be held at the Eastpoint Christian Church, 345 Clarks Pond Pkwy, South Portland, ME 04106 on Sunday, November 7th at 1 p.m. A private burial will take place Monday morning November 8th at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Falmouth, ME.

The family welcomes donations to any of the following: the Son Rise Church of Christ on 1311 Goldie Street in Kill Devil Hills NC 27948; OBX Room in the Inn, Kill Devil Hills, NC; Eastpoint Christian Church of South Portland, ME or The Root Cellar in either Portland or Lewiston, Maine, as an expression of sympathy in lieu of flowers. Words of sympathy and comfort are welcome online via Facebook or on the register at www.gallopfuneralservices.com.

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