John F. Adair
SHREVEPORT, LA - Mr. John F. Adair, 58, died suddenly at home on Saturday, May 12, 2007. John chose to be cremated. Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 18th at Osborn Funeral Home. Memorial services will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2007 in the chapel of Osborn Funeral Home with interment following at Forest Park Cemetery. Officiating will be Dr. Mark Martin, Associate Pastor of Broadmoor United Methodist Church.
John was born February 26, 1949 in Shreveport. He was a member of Broadmoor United Methodist Church.
John was a member of the Louisiana National Guard during the Viet Nam Era. He began repairing televisions and radios in his late teens, working at Shreve Television until he carried his craft to Spillers Appliances and Furniture, Minden, LA, where he worked from January 1988 until his untimely death. He had become a gifted Certified Electronics Technician known for his ability to repair almost every TV, radio, stereo and tape recorder brought to him.
John loved WWII aircraft, always attending local air shows. He owned and operated a pet shop in the 1970's and photographed pets. Friends knew of his love of Tabasco Sauce on almost every thing he ate and he often gifted brave souls with bottles of his homemade extra hot Habanero pepper sauce. He loved to play Scrabble. He had an Amateur Radio License, WA51FG. He was an inventor and was granted two patents in 1988 and 1993 for Midrange Horn Loudspeakers. He donated a large Jacob's Ladder that he made to SciPort Discovery Center, Shreveport, for display there. Inventor Nickoli Tesla was a favorite person and he dreamed of making a Tesla Coil someday.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Dorothy and Harry Adair. He is survived by his longtime companion and soul mate, Jeri Holloway; sister, Jane Adair Gookin and husband, Gary, of Norman, OK, and nephew, John P. Roper of Houston, TX; brother, Frank A. Adair and wife, Nancy, and nieces, Jenny and Amy, of Baton Rouge, LA; uncle, W. G. Adair and wife, Helen, of Dallas, TX; his beloved cats, Calico and Sybil, and Jeri's dogs, Gabriel, Grace and Agatha.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Methodist Children's Home, 901 S. Vienna St., Ruston, LA 71270; Shreveport Humane Society of Northwest Louisiana, P.O. Box 52442, Shreveport, LA 71135-2442; or the Animal Welfare of Shreveport, P. O. Box 4797 Shreveport, LA 71134.
John was a quiet, kind and gentle man, a Christian man, who treated everyone he dealt with, with fairness and respect. He was deeply loved and will be remembered and forever missed by all of us. OSBORNFUNERALHOME.NET