Memorial service will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 2, 2011, at the United Methodist Church for Johnny Mac Adamson, 64, of Fairview.
Johnny Mac Adamson was born on February 28, 1947, to Calvin James and Jimalou (Maloney) Adamson in Oakland, California, and passed away June 26, 2011, at his home in Fairview, Oklahoma, after a long battle with cancer.
Johnny grew up in Enid, Oklahoma, where he graduated from Enid High School in 1965. On July 29, 1967, Johnny married Bonnie Wilson in Fairview. He graduated from Southwestern State College in Weatherford with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1970. Following graduation, Johnny took an internship at St. Mary’s Hospital in Enid, where he continued to work as a Medical Technologist until 1996. In addition to his hospital career, Johnny also worked as a drywall installer, a school bus driver, and a custom picture framer. In 1984, Johnny and Bonnie purchased the Royal Theatre in Fairview, which is still operated by his family.
Affectionately known as "Bone" to some friends and "Big Jake" to others, Johnny enjoyed the great outdoors and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. His favorite pasttimes included canoe and four-wheel-drive trips with friends as well as attending an annual Fourth of July pig roast, which has been an Adamson family tradition since 1974. As a lifelong music lover, Johnny's greatest pleasure was hearing his children play live music.
Johnny is survived by his wife Bonnie of Fairview; two daughters, Marni and husband Ted Dowell of Enid, and Hollie and husband Allen Schreiber of Stillwater; two sons, Wilson Adamson of Fairview and Jacob Adamson of Oklahoma City; two brothers, Jerry Adamson of Enid and Jessie Adamson of Fairview; three grandchildren, Bethany and husband Tim Fitzpatrick of Marlow, Savannah Morris, and Callahan Morris, both of Stillwater; and one great-grandchild, Tucker Fitzpatrick of Marlow. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Dee Adamson.
Memorials may be made to Relay for Life or Oklahoma Blood Institute with Fairview Funeral Home, Inc. acting as custodian.
Condolences may be made online at www.fairviewfuneralhomeinc.com