John Burdell (Jack) Adams
Jack was born Feb. 20, 1920 in Declo, Idaho, his home for most of his life. His love of land, community and sports were nurtured by farming, being the Declo Hornet’s #1 fan, being a member of the Declo Lions and his many fishing excursions.
Jack was married to Helen Owens for 41 years and to Emma Jean Riefer for 15 years, both of whom preceded him in death. He also joins his parents, Cleve and Christy Adams; brother, Kenny; son, John; and daughter Kristee. Surviving are his sister Shirlee (Bob) Pollard; brother, Gale Adams; his children Russell Fisher, Jackee Fairchild, Scott (Teresa) Adams, Cindy (Steve) Dal Soglio, Candee Jane (Will) Proctor, and K.C. Adams; his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Jack served in World War II earning the Bronze Star, Medal of Valor and the Purple Heart. Along with farming, and his business “Jack’s,” he retired from the Idaho State Department of Agriculture as an inspector. He now has the best seat in the house for the ballgames, and the best fishing hole. Dad, we love you.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at the Declo Stake Center, 213 West Main Street in Declo. Burial will follow in the Declo Cemetery with military rites provided by the Mini-Cassia Veterans. Friends may call Wednesday evening from 6 until 8 at the Morrison Payne Funeral Home, 321 East Main Street in Burley, and from noon until 12:45 p.m. at the church prior to the funeral on Thursday. Arrangements are under the direction of Morrison Payne Funeral Home in Burley.