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John Wayne Adams

d. February 3, 2019

Newton, KS – John Wayne Adams – 72- Passed Away February 3, 2019 at home surrounded by his family. He was born September 14, 1946 in Newton, KS to Bud and Virginia Adams. He was a graduate of Frederick Remington High School.

He married Donice F. Gale on May 24, 1969, to this union they had 4 children. They later divorced. Then on November 21, 1987 he married Mary K. Carothers they were together until her passing in 2006.

He served in the Army during Vietnam after he returned home he worked in the aircraft industry until he retired October 31, 2010. He was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. in Newton and McPherson and was a member of many different Veterans and camping groups over the years. He loved to go camping and fishing with his family. He collected Eagles and Tony Stewart stuff. You knew to not call him during his Nascar race to talk.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Jerry Adams and both Donice and Mary. He is survived by his daughters Angela Hobbs (Paul Klien) of Lakemills, WI; Gale Spragg (Brian Chamberlain) of Newton, KS; Windy Adams of Mound Valley, KS; Judi Snow of Newton, KS; sons Allen Wayne Adams of Newton, KS; Frank “Tony” Smith (Debbie) of Andover, KS. One brother James Adams of Newton, KS; 12 grandchildren; 7 Great Grandchildren  and several nieces and nephews; Also his dear friend Carl McGlocklin of Midwest City, OK.

A memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 10:00AM at Petersen Funeral Home with burial of the ashes following at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children Hospital or Harry Hynes Hospice.

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