ADAMS, Sr., John Douglas, 70, of Valrico passed away on Friday, October 11, 2002. A native of Faison, N.C. he had resided here since 1956. He was founder and CEO of Adams Air & Hydraulics, Inc.; Chairman ofthe Board of the local Colonial Bank; a member of the 1st United Methodist Church of Brandon; a U.S. Air Force Korean War veteran, where he received the Distinguished Flying Cross; had attended N.C. State University and was an active member of the Wolfpack Club. He is survived by his wife, Dotty; Son, John D. Adams, Jr., his wife, Donna of Temple Terrace and their children, John D., III and Kayla; daughters, Judi Coleman, her husband, Perry of W. Melbourne, Fla. and their children, J.P., Kristin and Rebecca; Jane Thompson, her husband, Reece of Brandon and their children, Brittani and Reece, III; Jackie Buckler ofTampa and her children, Abby and Luke; Mother, Kate Adams, Plymouth, N.C.; 2 brothers and sisters, William C. Adams, Valrico, Pritchard G. Adams, Jr., Ruth Gardner and Martha Estep, all of North Carolina. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 P.M. today (Monday) at the chapel of the 1st United Methodist Church of Brandon with interment following at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens. Thefamily will receive friends one hour prior to services at the church. Casketbearers will be Tom Miller, Richard English, Curtiss Cates, Oscar Zeller, Albert Salem, Chuck Edwards, J.P. Coleman, John D. Adams, III, Reece Thompson, III and Luke Buckler. Those who wish may make donations to the Brandon Boys and Girls Club, 3020 W. Laurel St., Tampa, Fla. 33607. SERENITY MEADOWS MEMORIAL PARK AND FUNERAL HOME Riverview/Brandon 677-9494
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Published in TBO.com from Oct. 13 to Oct. 14, 2002