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John Rex Adams, 63, a locksmith and owner of Adams Lock and Key, passed away in his home on Jan. 11, 2011.
John is a long time resident of Hudson, Colo. and was born on Feb. 23, 1947, in Burlison, Tenn. He grew up and attended school in New Mexico, graduating from Tularosa High School in 1966. John proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1966 until 1970 and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan for most of his enlistment.
John is survived by his mother, Virginia Hopingardner of Clovis; his father, Richard Smith of Burlison, Texas; eight sisters, Charlotte Adams of Clovis, Valorie Urban of Clovis, Victoria Wenzel of Summerville, S.C., Joy Phillips of Pahrump, Nev., Mildred Bookout and husband, Norvel of Tularosa, Marita Kaufman of Huntsville, Ala., Sandra Swofford of Burlison, Texas, and Cindy Wortham of LaRay, Ariz.; Three brothers, David Adams and wife, Pam of Vancouver, Wash., Jack Adams and wife, Nancy of Houston, Texas, and Robert Adams and wife, Freda of Canada.
John was preceded in death by his father, Rex Adams of Stafford, Ariz. and his brother, Elmer Adams of Hilo, Hawaii.
John Adams always had a dog by his side and worked for many years training German Shepherds. To honor his love and life-long dedication to "man's best-friend" the family requests that in lieu of flowers a memorial contribution be made to the following:
German Shepherd Dog Rescue of Southern New Mexico
950 Zuni Drive
Alamogordo, NM 88310
(575) 415-0897
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Jan. 30 to Mar. 1, 2011
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