In Memory Of Charles Eura Adams
Charles Eura Adams, age 90, of Wilburton, Oklahoma, passed away Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Beare Manor in Hartshorne, Oklahoma.
Charles was born in Haileyville, Oklahoma to Della Retha (Parks) and Isaac Eura Adams on May 19, 1927.
Charles grew up in Wilburton greatly influenced by his grandmother Birdie Briggs Adams. He graduated from Wilburton High School (he said he bled purple all his life); Eastern Oklahoma State College; received his bachelor and masters degrees from East Central State University; he later attended Oklahoma University to complete his School Administration Certification.
He was a WWII Veteran. He quit school to join the Navy. He served from November 15, 1944 to June 25, 1946. After the war he returned to Wilburton to complete High school.
Charles married Phyllis Booth on November 5, 1948 and they had 69 memorable years together.
As an educator, he was very proud of being an English teacher, coach, Principal, and Superintendent. He was very proud of his time at Battles, Gertie, Panola, and Wilburton. He loved his students and stayed in touch with many from these schools. He spoke often of his former students and referred to them as "his kids". He also worked for a time at the State Department of Charities and Corrections; Kiamichi Electric Cooperative; and Congoleum.
He retired as Principal of Wilburton High School in 1987. He proudly served on the Wilburton School Board for 25 years. He was a member member of the First United Methodist Church of Wilburton, a member of Lions Club, a Shriner, a member of Masonic Lodge 141 and loved regularly attending the Wilburton Senior Citizen Center.
Charles is survived by:
Wife: Phyllis Jean Booth Adams, of the home.
Daughters/sons-In-Law: Charlette Adams Helms and husband Randy, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Toni Adams Reding and husband Curt, of Wilburton, Oklahoma; Cindy Adams Smith and husband Michael, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
He is also survived by Grandchildren: Courtney Helms Norton, Adam Helms, Kirsten Reding, Lindsay Reding Austin, Kelsey Reding Martin, Elizabeth Smith, Aaron Smith.
Great Grandchildren: Reagan, Mackenzie, Hunter, Colten, Cameron, Cayson, Logan.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents and brothers James Walter Clark and Billy Dale Adams.
Service at Wilburton High School Auditorium, Wilburton, Oklahoma, at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 12, 2018 with Rev. Randy Waldrop, Rev. Darren Harber, Bill Johnson, Garnet Parks and Gary Lay officiating. Music will be led by Paul Enis. Interment to follow at the Wilburton Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Wilburton, Oklahoma
Pallbearers: Adam Helms, Blake Austin, Michael Martin, Craig Taylor, Cody Taylor, Michael Clark.
Honorary Pallbearers: All family and friends present.
SERVICES UNDER THE DIRECTION OF WALDROP FUNERAL, HOME, WILBURTON OKLAHOMA.