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L.C. Adams

Thursday, October 24, 2019
L.C. Adams

RANGER – Lannie Carlton “L.C.” Adams of Gustine passed from this life on Oct. 19, 2019, in Abilene.

Services will be in Bullock Cemetery Thursday, Oct. 24, at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends at Edwards Funeral Home, 211 Pine St, Ranger, at 1 p.m. Thursday.

Mr. Adams was born July 31, 1925, in Stephens County to Walter James and Mary Annie Dempsey Adams.

He grew up on their family farm outside of Ranger. After he graduated from high school, he joined the Army Air Force in December 1943. He is listed as an aerial gunner in the 447th Bomb Group. He was actually the bottom ball turret gunner on the B-17 Flying Fortress and was stationed at Rattlesden Air Base in England. He was awarded the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with three Bronze Battle Stars. He completed and survived 30 bombing raids from December 1944 thru March 1945. For that achievement he received the distinguished Lucky Bastard award. He was honorably discharged from the Army Air Force in October 1945.

After his honorable discharge, he married the love of his life, Veallia “Bea” Roarke in January 1946 in Ranger. They moved to and bought a farm and ranch near Gustine around 1948, where they raised their three sons, along with hay, grain, watermelons, pecans, peanuts, sheep, goats, hogs and a few horses. He retired from his farm and ranching business in October 2012 and moved to Abilene, where he resided for the remainder of his life.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Veallia “Bea” Roarke Adams; his parents; sisters Clara Mae Cox and Lillian Cordelia Adams Boney; and brother Welton Ott “W.O.” Adams.

L.C. is survived by his sons, Roy Don Adams and wife Judy, Carl Ray Adams and wife Marilyn Brewster and Alvin Joe Adams and wife Lecia; brother Clinton Adams; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Bullock Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 316, Ranger, Texas 76470.

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