|Birth: ||Aug. 9, 1929|
|Death: ||Jun. 6, 2010|
Salt Lake County
Oscar Louis Adams, Jr. died June 6, 2010.
He was born August 9, 1929 to Oscar Louis Adams, Sr. and Camilla (Mary) Lomonaco Adams in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Oscar is survived by his wife Debbie; eight children Priscilla (John) Lane, Lloyd (Lisa) Adams, Camilla (Greg) Bastian, Michael (Janell), Darlene Adams, John (Luissette) Adams, Sunni (Don Maki) Adams, Chantelle Hobgood; fourteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sister Lillian (Lawrence) Lipovsky. He is preceded in death by his parents and oldest sister, Beverly Adams.
Oscar attended the Redemptorist Elementary and Holy Cross High School's in New Orleans, Louisiana. He received an Assoociate's degree from Spencer College and from Rabouin Community College.
Oscar graduated from Officer's Candidate School in Fort Sill, Oklahoma and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant at the Artillery School. He worked as the director of Park's, Spencer Business and Sawyer Colleges, a group of private professional and business colleges throughout the country.
Oscar enjoyed football and basketball and was an amateur boxer. He won the Sugar Bowl Championship in the Amateur Heavy Weight Division during the last year of Sugar Bowl Boxing. He also was a member of a partnership that owned and trained "Kan Run" & "Shozem" thoroughbred racing horses. He loved to fish and hunt, and was an excellent cook especially of Cajun and Italian foods.
During retirement, he farmed softshell crabs and trapped shrimp in the Louisiana bayous. Oscar came to Salt Lake City in preparation for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games where he met his "Precious Heart," Debbie.
He has been an active member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and became a member of the Knights of Columbus in the 4th Degree.
Funeral Services were held this past week at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with burial in the Fort Bridger, Wyoming Cemetery.
Published in the Salt Lake Tribune from June 9 to June 13, 2010.
Fort Bridger Cemetery
Created by: Ryan Curtis
Record added: Jun 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53624801
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