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John Lawrence Adams

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John Lawrence Adams

Linden - John Lawrence Adams "Larry", 77, of Linden, MO, passed away peacefully with his family by his side, on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.

Larry was born in Springfield, MO on May 26, 1941 to Nick Adams and Jean Handley Adams. He graduated from Parkview high school in 1959 and then attended University of Missouri as an English major. Larry became a banker and retired to the beach in Florida in 1997.

Larry found the love of his life, Nancy Strawn Adams and the two were married June 9, 1962. They spent 56 years together living in many states before returning to Springfield MO in 2003. They enjoyed traveling to China, South Africa, Egypt, Belize, Europe and many beautiful locations in the United States always with a good book or two. His favorite place on earth was his home on the Finley River where he and Nancy would take "boat rides" up the Finley and down to the dam. He was passionate about politics and debating. He proudly cast his last vote in the August 7, 2018 primary. Larry had a love of all animals. Stray dogs in the Ozarks would always be welcome in his home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers and his son, Douglas Michael Adams, 1984. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Adams of the home, daughter Elizabeth Anne Cahill (Matt) Golden CO, grandson Brock Douglas Horner, Hoboken NJ.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to ( or in honor of his son, ( A private family graveside service will be held at a later date.
Published in the News-Leader on Aug. 12, 2018
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