Mr. John Blair Adams Sr., 86, of Lancaster, widower of Maude Threatt Adams and Betty Threatt Adams, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014 at his home.
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He was born Oct. 19, 1927, in Lancaster, a son of the late Henry Custer Adams and Lilla Viola Sowell Adams.
Mr. Adams was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. He was a very patriotic American who served our country in the U.S. Army during World War II, Korean Conflict and Vietnam. Mr. Adams retired from the Army after 25 years of distinguished service.
After retiring from the Army, he was employed with Springs Industries as a supervisor. He was also a mason and member of the Jackson Masonic Lodge No. 53. Mr. Adams was an avid Atlanta Braves fan.
A service to celebrate the life of Mr. Adams is 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Lancaster Funeral Home with the Rev. Todd Robinson officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be in the Lancaster Memorial Park.
Mr. Adams is survived by a son, John B. Adams Jr. and his wife, Janice, of Bosier City, La.; a daughter, Linda Sue McManus and her husband, Jerry, of Lancaster; six grandchildren, Scott Adams, Cheryl King, Jennifer Sanders, Lana Watts, Scotty McManus and Tonya Steele; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Danny Eric Adams; five brothers, Keaver S. Adams, Virgil Adams, Claude Adams, Henry Adams and Jess Adams; and four sisters, Elizabeth A. Robinson, Viola A. Rollings, Dorothy A. McManus and Iva Mae Ingram.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Lancaster Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of South Carolina, 412 N. White St., Lancaster, SC 29720.
Notes to the family may be made at www.lancasterfuneralhome.com.
Lancaster Funeral Home & Cremation Service is serving the family of Mr. Adams.
Lancaster Funeral Home & Cremation Service - Lancaster
709 North White Street Post Office Box 339
Lancaster, SC 29721
Published in The Lancaster News on May 2, 2014