|Birth: ||Sep. 12, 1937|
|Death: ||Sep. 1, 2005|
Below obituary added on 15 October 2012, as per suggestion.
Funeral services for Cletus L. Adair, 67, of Weatherford will be 11 am Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Weatherford, with Bruce Lewis officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Lockstone Funeral Home. Cletus was born Sept. 12, 1937, in Lawton to Newton Calvin and Etta Mae (Kitchens) Adair. He grew up in lawton and graduated from Lawton High School in 1955. He attended the University of Oklahoma and graduated in 1960 with a degree in business administration. During college he was a member of ROTC and after graduation joined the United States Army. He was a second lieutenant in the artillery, and was a trining and troop officer in Ft. Bliss, Texas. He planned to make the army his career, and was accepted into flight school. The day he was to leave for flight school he was diagnosed with diabetes, and was honorably discharged in 1962. He worked for the civil service at Fort Sill before he opened his first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in 1967. He later owned and operated KFC restaurants in Weatherford, Clinton, Elk City, Duncan and Woodward. Cletus married Glenda Pennington on June 18, 1973. In 1974 they combined their families and moved to Weatherford, where they made their home. Cletus had a passion for the outdoors, and started raising Texas Longhorns in 1983. He loved and thrived on hunting and was an avid deer and elk hunter. He could play and loved the sound of a steel guitar and enjoyed the sound of "The Sons of the Pioneers." Survivors include his wife of the home; a son, Calvin Adair and wife, Cathy, of Weatherford; four daughters, Keitha and Jerry Legg, Kevyn and Eddie Steffensen, all of Yukon, Michelle and Jim Debona of Bradenton, Fla., and Kelly and Robert Agee of Hinton; a sister, Pat Vowell of Broken Arrow; 11 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and three nieces.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Calvin William and Andrew Louis. Donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Weatherford Daily News - Tuesday, September 6, 2005
Newton Calvin Adair (1910 - 1990)
Etta Mae Kitchens Adair (1916 - 2000)
Calvin W Adair (1936 - 1949)*
Cletus Levon Adair (1937 - 2005)
Andrew Louis Adair (1942 - 1942)*
[head stone] LOVING FATHER OF / KEITHA, KEVYN AND CALVIN [military footstone] 2ND LT US ARMY
Note: Double marker.
Plot: Greenwood II
Created by: Mike Casey
Record added: Jun 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92439886
Added: Jun. 23, 2012