The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK


January 31, 2013

J.F. Adair

Published 1-31-13

ENID, Okla. — Funeral service for J.F. Adair, 88, of Enid, will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home Chapel, with full Masonic Rites. The Rev. Susan Southall will officiate. Burial will follow in Enid Cemetery.

J.F. was born Nov. 25, 1924, in Oilton, Okla., to Richard B. Adair Sr. and Charlotte (Able) Adair.

The family moved to Yale in January 1925. Then, in December 1936, they moved to Enid, where he attended Longfellow Jr. High and Enid High School.

On Dec. 9, 1942, along with his brother, they joined the U.S. Army. They served during World War II, landing in France on June 29, 1944. They earned the World War II Victory, Four Battle Star, European Theater Ribbon, French Croix de Guerre and Good Conduct ribbons. They stayed together all through their service time and were discharged Dec. 31, 1945.

On March 10, 1946, J.F. went into the dry-cleaning business with his father and brother. He retired in 1989.

He married Phyllis Winkleman March 16, 1947. This ended in divorce in June 1960. Together, they had three sons; one was stillborn.

J.F. married Marie M. Worthen Nov. 20, 1990.

J.F. is survived by his wife, Marie; sons, Jeffrey Don Adair and wife Janell of Rockledge, Fla., and Robert Keith Adair and wife Rose of Goddard, Kan.; sister, Mary Sue Harms; sister-in-law, Mildred Adair; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by one son, one sister and one brother.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the Shriner’s Hospital.

Condolences may be made to the family online at

(Submitted by family)


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