|Birth: ||Jan. 18, 1934|
|Death: ||Oct. 7, 2013|
Santa Cruz County
Jimmy Ray Adams requested no funeral. His body was returned to Arkansas from California, for burial at the Bruno Cemetery, Bruno, Marion Co., AR.
Jimmy Ray's maternal grandparents were John Oliver McEntire, Jr. (b 11-24-1866 MT or obit says CA; d 02-22-1945, buried Bruno Cemetery) AND Lucy Wade (Nowlin) McEntire (b 12-03-1874 Rutherford Co., NC; d 06-23-1956 Holt, Clay Co., MO, buried New Hope Cemetery, Holt, Clay Co., MO).
Jimmy Ray's paternal grandparents were Watson Pierce Adams
(b 03-01-1876 MC AR; d 07-23-1947 MC AR) AND Della (Milligan) Adams (b 11-21-1878; d 01-29-1946 MC AR, both buried Layton Cemetery, Yellville, Marion Co., AR).
Jimmy Ray was the 3rd of 03 children born to Clarence R. 'C.R./Crook' Adams (b 04-09-1903 Marion Co, AR; d 05-10-1962) AND Lou (McEntire) Adams (b 11-24-1904 Marion Co., AR; d 12-10-1999 Marion Co., AR, both buried @ Bruno Cemetery:
1. Joyce Adams, (1929-1929), stillborn
2. Living Female
3. Jimmy Ray Adams (1934-2013)
End 03 children of Clarence R. 'C.R./Crook' Adams AND Lou (McEntire).
MORE on Jimmy Ray Adams (1934-2013):
At 35 years old, Jimmy Ray married the love-of-his-life, Jody (Arnold) ((Ross)) on 06-01-1969. Jimmy Ray became stepfather to Jody's son from a previous marriage, and they both became grandparents just a few months later, followed by at least 03 more grandchildren in time.
Jody's long battle with cancer, followed by her death on 08-30-1998 took its toll on Jimmy, but his faith and time made it easier to bear.
Jimmy Ray was an entrepreneur, owning several businesses, including an A&W Drive-In, a men's clothing store, and w/Jody...an upscale women's clothing store, during his life. But primarily, Jimmy Ray spent most of his time as a Church of Christ preacher. His last congregation was the Church of Christ in Watsonville, Santa Cruz Co., CA.
He loved the Pacific Ocean and the mild California climate; spending much of his free time sailing on the boat he co-owned with friend Bill, and fishing whenever he could.
Last revised 10-20-2013; 11-08-2013; 01-02-2014; 01-04-2015.
Clarence R. Adams (1903 - 1962)
Lou McEntire Adams (1904 - 1999)
Joyce Adams (1929 - 1929)*
Jimmy Ray Adams (1934 - 2013)
Created by: Deb (McEntire) Williams
Record added: Oct 08, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 118390579