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Aug 22, 1930 - July 22, 2012 THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS Homer Bud Adams, Jr. passed away July 22, 2012, of natural causes. Homer was born to Georgia and Homer Bud Adams on August 22, 1930, in Crescent, OK. He was the drum major and football captain at Crescent High School. In 1952, he married his junior high sweetheart and love of his life, Patricia Jo Adams. Homer was a proud captain in the United States Air Force where he was a pilot during the Korean War, then served in the Oklahoma Air National Guard. He was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity at Oklahoma State University. After graduating from OSU, Homer joined the Clarence L. Boyd Co. where he retired as President at 51 years old. After retirement, he and Pat moved from Oklahoma City to Tyler, TX where they built their dream home on Lake Palestine. His children and grandchildren have many fond memories of the times they shared at the lake house. In 1999, he and Pat returned to Oklahoma City to be close to their cherished, lifelong friends and watch their youngest grandchildren grow up. He spent the last years of his life in The Woodlands, TX enjoying time with his wife and his daughter's family. Homer is survived by his two children and their spouses: Debby & Alan Turnbow of The Woodlands, TX; and Chip & Karri Adams of Edmond, OK; grandchildren, Eric and Ryan Turnbow, and Alex and Tyler Adams; and brother, William Earl Adams. He will be remembered as an adoring husband and loving father and grandfather who taught his family values and to stand for what is right. Homer was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Patricia Jo Adams; his brother, John Edwin Adams; and his sisters, Ina Mae Adams and Mary Arganbright. Homer was an excellent businessman who will be remembered for his class and integrity. He and his wife Pat enjoyed traveling. They traveled to all seven continents, teaching their children and grandchildren to follow their dreams and to enjoy life. Homer also enjoyed fishing and cheering on his beloved OSU Cowboys. More than anything, Homer enjoyed being with his wife and making her happy. Service will be 3 p.m. Friday, July 27, 2012, at Memorial Park Historic Cemetery Chapel. A celebration of life will follow at his son Chip's home. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, or at www.WoundedWarriorProject.org www.woundedwarriorproject.org
Published in The Oklahoman on July 25, 2012
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