Mr. Adams was born Sept. 3, 1907, in Bruno, Ark. He died April 6, 1988.
He moved to Boatman when he was four years old. He attended school in Boatman and graduated from Pryor High School. He married Josephine Bogle in Sept. 29, 1928 in Tulsa.
He taught in rural schools in Delaware, Mayes and Tulsa communities before receiving a bachelors degree in education from Northeastern Teachers College in Tahlequah.
He taught school in South Dakota through the Dept. of Indian Affiars before earning a master's degree at Oklahoma State A & M College in Stillwater.
He served as education director at the Granite Reformatory for four years. He was superintendent of schools at Cheyenne, Roger Mills County, OK, for 13 years, at Wagoner for five years, at Chandler for four years, and White Oak for seven years.
After retiring in 1973, he moved back to Pryor where he enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pryor, the Masonic Lodge in Cheyenne and the Retired Teachers Association.
Survivors include his wife, Josephine; one daughter, Shirley Cross and her husband, Lester, of Pryor; two grandsons, Dean Bogle Cross of Norman and Doug Adams Cross of Pryor; one brother, James Russell Adams of Little Rock, Ark; one sister, Audra Stamps of Borger, TX and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m., Fri., April 8, 1988 in the First Baptist Church at Pryor.
Rev. Forrest Jackson officiated.
Interment followed in the Fairview Cemetery at Pryor under the direction of the Key Funeral Home of Pryor.
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