Olen Adams III
March 18, 1963 ~ January 19, 2022
Resided in: Atlanta, GA
Olen passed away peacefully on January 19, 2022. He was born in Chicago, Illinois to Sharon (nee) Glenn and Olen Adams, Jr. on March 18, 1963. He was preceded in death by his father, Olen Jr., stepfather Robert Shaw and his brother John Shaw. He was confirmed at Resurrection Lutheran Church and kept his faith until his demise.
Olen had an independent spirit that led him to Atlanta many years ago and decided to make it his home. It was here that he found and formed his circle of friends and supporters. He was very artistic which led him to pursue his talents in a vast display of caricatures and Superheroes on T-shirts and short picture books that he shared at many of the public markets and fairs.
He developed and organized several support groups while dealing with his own issues and is credited with their growth at a time when support was limited in the area. Through the years he battled several health issues and challenges. He always relied on his faith to move forward.
He leaves to cherish his memory a loving mother, Sharon Glenn, niece Kayla Shaw; great-nieces, Marilyn and Maddie; great-nephew, Grant, best friends Maurice & Aloyes and a host of relatives, cousins and friends.
Sharon wishes to thank everyone for your tokens of love and encouragement during her bereavement period.
Special thanks to Olen’s closest friend, Maurice, who spent numerous hours rendering care and assistance in his time of need, the Grady Hospital and Clinic physicians and staff for the constant quality care
God give me the
To accept the things I cannot change; the
To change the things I can
To know the difference