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Jesse Thomas Adams
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Birth: Aug. 4, 1924
Nebraska, USA
Death: Jan. 1, 2010
Bristol
Bristol City
Virginia, USA

Jesse Thomas Adams, age 85, of Bristol, VA, went to see God on Friday, January 1, 2010 at his home.

He was born August 4, 1924 in Ponca, NE, a son of the late Clarence Leroy and Mary Francis (Fitzgerald) Adams.

He was an altar boy for Father Flanagan (before he established Boy�s Town Home in Nebraska.) He was a World War II veteran with the U.S. Navy. Jesse worked for the Sioux City Stockyard. He was a union representative for the employees and set up the union pension program. He trained in Waterloo, Iowa and became a USDA Government Meat Inspector. He traveled to Newark, NJ to process and inspect the Kosher Meat Plant. He transferred to Bristol as his home base but still traveled to NY, VA and TN. He worked for the government as an inspector at Valleydale, Armour and Joe Range��s and retired in January 1987. Through the years in Bristol he owned Hill Country Trailer Park and "The Donut Shop". Jesse graduated in Ponca, NE and from the USDA School in Iowa and he was a member of the American Legion.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Jean Pflughoeft; second wife, Mary B. Adams; children: Kathryn M. Adams, Mary Margaret Adams and Caroline Buchanan; brothers: Pat, Donald and Clarence Adams; and sister: Rita Myers.

Survivors include:

Children: Patricia A. Adams of Milford, IA; Michael L. Adams and wife Debra of Bristol, TN; Belinda S. McCracken and husband Danny Ray of Bristol, VA; Thomas W. Adams; Margaret M. Adams of Bluff City, TN
Brothers: Louis, Bernard and Francis Adams
Grandchildren: John Dishman and wife Christina, Angela Lilly and husband Bobby, Travis McCracken and wife April, Michael Adams, Jesseica Cruz, Luke Adams and Marrisa Adams
8 Great-Grandchildren: R.T. Lilly, Bradley Davidson, Alexis McCracken, Nicolas Cruz, Brandon Davidson, Eric McCracken, Jasmine Bishop and Morgan McCracken
Special friends: Dr. Imanuel Morenings, Ron Davis, John Jenkins and Deacon Juan Ibbaro.

A funeral mass will be held Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 2:00 PM in the St. Anne Catholic Church with Reverend Paul Maier officiating.

The burial will follow in Tri-Cities Memory Gardens with Military Honors conducted by the Bristol VFW Honor Guard. Pallbearers will be John Dishman, Travis McCracken, Michael Adams, Luke Adams and The Knights of Columbus.

The family will receive friends from 12-2PM prior to the service at the church.

Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home. 
 
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 Parents:
  Clarence L. Adams (1897 - 1960)
  Mary Fitzgerald Adams (1899 - 1980)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Bellesusan Lang Adams (1936 - 2006)*
 
 Children:
  Caroline Marie Adams Buchanan (1954 - 2008)*
  Thomas William Adams (1956 - 2015)*
 
 Siblings:
  Rita C Adams (1920 - 2003)*
  Jesse Thomas Adams (1924 - 2010)
  Clarence A. Adams (1927 - 2008)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
East Tennessee Cemetery
Blountville
Sullivan County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: ES
Record added: Sep 15, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 117142270
Jesse Thomas Adams
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