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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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Wayne L. Adams passed away on November 4, 2016 at University Hospital in Newark. He was 67. Born in Golden Meadow, LA to Roy Adams and Lou Ella Guilbeau, he resided in Chester, NJ since 2010.

He was a 1966 graduate of Golden Meadow High School and a 1969 graduate of LSU.

Wayne was a charismatic sales leader with an infectious enthusiasm. Sometimes affectionately referred to as the "Ragin' Cajun", he began his career at Xerox where he held many sales and executive management positions over 17 years. Wayne joined Gartner in 1994 as an area manager in the Southern region based out of Fairfax, VA. In 1997, Wayne moved to Naples, Florida when he was asked to lead Gartner’s new inside sales and service organization in Ft. Myers, FL, which today is one of Gartner’s fastest growing sales channels. Office hijinks abounded, at his expense in some cases. Wayne continued his progression in sales leadership, leading North America sales and culminating as the leader of Gartner’s Global Sales Organization. In later years, he led sales organizations at various prestigious market research firms.

Wayne is survived by his partner, Melinda Meyer; three brothers, Jack Adams (Theresa), Jerry Adams (Patty), and Jimmy Adams (Debbie). He is also survived by nieces and nephews, Melissa Garrison, Elizabeth Turpin, Mathew Adams, Samantha Hymel, and Hayley Adams.

His interment will be in Golden Meadow, Louisiana. Bonne nuit, sweet boy.

Graveside services will be held at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Cemetery on Monday, December 5 at 10 a.m.

Arrangements by the Bailey Funeral Home of Mendham.