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Jerry Adams
Cheyenne Star,
Submitted by: Wanda Purcell

Funeral services for Jerry Adams were held Friday, March 1, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. from the First Baptist Church, Elk City, Oklahoma where he was a member. Paul Jantzen officiated, interment followed at the Fairlawn Cemetery, Elk City, Beckham County, Oklahoma under the direction of the Martin Funeral Home of Elk City. Jerry went to be with the Lord on February 26, 2002 after a brief courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Jerry was born on January 3, 1943 in Clinton, Oklahoma. He lived in Hammon, Oklahoma until the age of five before moving to Elk City to attend school. He graduated from Elk City High School in 1961. Jerry was self-employed his entire life. Following graduation he worked as a paint and construction general contractor for 25 years for the Housing and Urban Development Authority of Southwestern Oklahoma. He enjoyed farming, raising cattle and buying and selling real estate. Jerry built and operated the original Trigger's store. During the early 80's he relocated to Apple Valley, California where he was s successful general contractor for 12 years before retiring in Rockwell, Texas. Jerry was married to Mary Katherine Little in 1962. His mother, Martha Adams and grandparents, W.T. and Mamie Boulware, preceded him in death. Mary Katherine survives him as well as his son, Scott and Debbie Adams of Elk City and daughter Shelly and husband Ty of Rowlett, Texas; three grandchildren, Amber and Ryan Adams of Elk City and Blake Harless of Rowlett, Texas. He is also survived by his brother Gene Adams of Valencia, California; twin sister Sherry Nutley and Darrel of Elk City; two aunts, Jolene Jantzen and Paul of Lubbock, Texas and Belva Baily of Rye, Colorado; two nephews; two nieces; several cousins and many special friends. His love for life, family and friends was evident through his unconditional love and compassion for others. Jerry never met a stranger. He will be remembered as an outgoing, f riendly entrepreneur who influenced many people in his lifetime. Jerry's compassion was with the elderly and children. He will be missed but will live on in our memory until we meet him again in Heaven. Family request memorials in Jerry's name be sent to St. Paul's Hospice, 8150 Brookriver Drive #113, Dallas, Texas 75247.

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