Sept 15, 1931 - March 2, 2012 COMANCHE John Paul Adams, longtime resident of Comanche, peacefully passed away on Friday evening, March 2, 2012, at his home north of Comanche. He was 80 years old. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, March 6th, at 11 a.m. at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Visitation will be Monday, 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.John was born September 15, 1931, at Lynn, Arkansas, to William W. and Arlie Zoe (Sackett) Adams. He was a graduate of Lynn High School and Arkansas State University. In high school, he played baseball and basketball. John and Marilyn Kelley were united in marriage on January 10, 1956, at Jackson, Mississippi. They came to this area in 1970 to make their home. He was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. and also AMVETS. John enjoyed riding, raising, and training horses; hunting; fishing; and all sports.Survivors include his wife, Marilyn, of the home; four daughters: Barbara Adams, Edmond, OK; Ann Cranford and husband Jim, Chandler, OK; Deborah Ledbetter and husband Phil, Willow Park, TX; Diane Alderson and husband Mark, Baker City, OR; and two brothers: Dale Adams of Arkansas, and H.L. (Dusty) Adams of Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, John Paul Adams Jr; a grandson, John Martin Jones; and a brother, Lloyd C. Adams.Memorial contributions may be made to the Meridian Volunteer Fire Department.
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Published in The Oklahoman on Mar. 5, 2012