• December 20, 2014

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  • Jerry L. Adams

Services for Jerry Lynn Adams, 66, of Killeen, will be at 12:30 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Jarrell with Pastor Max Johnson officiating.

Mr. Adams died Dec. 3, 2013, surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a loving Christian husband and father, and a member of First Baptist Church of Jarrell.

He was born Feb. 10, 1947, in Decatur to William Roscoe (Bud) and Rosa Virginia Caraway Adams. After graduation from Decatur High School in 1966, he joined the U.S. Navy where he trained and worked as a jet mechanic. During his service in the Navy, he served aboard the USS Ranger off the coast of Vietnam.

While stationed at a naval air station in Kingsville, he met Jo Nita Love and they were married on March 7, 1969, in Alice. Together they had three daughters, Shauna, Danielle and Ashleigh.

After leaving the Navy in 1970, Mr. Adams went to work in Gainesville as a lineman for what was then TP&L and later became TXU/Oncor. In 1979, he moved his family to Killeen, where he became a crew foreman for TXU/Oncor until his retirement in 2007. He made many lifelong friends during his career with TXU/Oncor, and those who worked with him had great respect for him.

He was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to hunt, fish and take canoe trips. His hobbies included working on and building guns and flint knapping (making arrowheads).

Mr. Adams was preceded in death by his parents, Bud and Rosa Adams.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Jo Nita; daughters, Shauna (Ryan) Potts, Danielle (Chris) Stedman, Ashleigh (Nick) Pettijohn; brother, Bill (Deanie) Adams; mother-in-law, Anita Love; grandchildren, Colton Henderson, Mikayela Bergthal, Hannah and Ryan Stedman, Caelan, Jerryn, Teagan, and Rayce Pettijohn; and numerous nieces, nephews and wonderful friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch and Girlstown USA, St. Jude Children’s Research, American Cancer Society, First Baptist Church Jarrell, P.O. Box 853, Jarrell, TX 76537 or a charity of your choice.

Visitation was from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen, which is in charge of arrangements.

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