William Adair

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William Marvin Adair, 82, of Jefferson City, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at Villa Marie Skilled Nursing Facility.
Adair was born on Sept. 28, 1927, in Lupus, Mo., the son of the late George Marvin and Trellis Weant Adair. He was married on Feb. 25, 1950, in Jefferson City to Jessie Pauletta Hodge who died on Dec. 3, 2001. Mr. Adair retired in 1988, as Manager of the Machine Department at Mesker Door Company in Hazelwood, Mo., where he had been employed for 16 years. He was a United States veteran having served in the U.S. Army from 1946 to 1947; the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1956; and the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1963. He was a member of Fountain of Life Family Worship Center, and enjoyed fishing, playing cards, sports, and joke telling. Survivors include one son, James (Ruth) Adair, St. Charles. Mo.; three daughters, Brenda (Ronald) Whitley, St. Roberts, Mo.; Verlon McKay, Jefferson City; and Paulla (Lyle) Sheely, Jefferson City; 12 grandchildren including William Adair whom the couple raised; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ila Dean Sanford and Vera Mae Goff. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home with Pastor Marcus Sage officiating. Burial will be in Longview Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to Fountain of Life Family Worship Center, 95 Grant Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101. Those wishing to email condolences to the family may do so at the website.

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