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James William "Jim" Adair


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James William "Jim" Adair Obituary
JAMES "JIM" WILLIAM ADAIR
October 19, 1941 - July 31, 2017
In the early morning hours of July 31, 2017, Jim passed away peacefully in his home at the age of 75 after a 9 month long battle against lung cancer.
Jim was born October 19, 1941 to Jesse and Beatrice Adair of Riverside, California. He was the fourth of five children. His brother, Earl Adair, was a well-known realtor in Riverside. At the age of 18, Jim enlisted into the United States Navy and served aboard the USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31). He was honorably discharged on January 30, 1965.
In 1963, Jim began working for D+E Auto Repair of Riverside, and later purchased the company. He served as the owner of D+E Auto Repair for 30 years until he closed the shop in 2009.
In October of 1985, Jim married Mary Lou Rose of Riverside, California. For the duration of their 32-year marriage until his passing, Jim and Mary Lou spent their time traveling and enjoying being grandparents to their two grandchildren. Jim also had a strong passion for playing guitar and enjoying various bands and musicians.
Jim Adair is survived by his wife, Mary Lou; his sister, Darlene; his two sons, James and Randy; his daughter-in-law, Kay; his grandchildren, Tyler and Alyssa; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, August 15 at 10:15am at Riverside National Cemetery.
Published in Press-Enterprise from Aug. 13 to Aug. 14, 2017
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