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David Lora Adams

February 23, 1946 ~ January 14, 2022 (age 75)


David Lora Adams passed away Friday, January 14, 2022, at Phelps Health in Rolla, Missouri, after battling complications from cancer and COVID-19.  He was 75 years of age.

David was born in Phelps County on the 23rd of February, 1946, the only son of Lora and Fledia (Chilton) Adams. He was united in marriage on February 3rd, 1967 to Janet Klein.

He is survived by his wife, Janet of the home, daughter, Keturah and husband Jim Kaufmann, of St. James, Missouri, son, Glen and wife Kendra Adams, of Littleton, Colorado, and grandchildren, Kyla Adams, Karis Adams, Brennon Kaufmann, Sage Kaufmann, and Ken and wife Brittany Kaufmann, and many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.

David had a fulfilling life. He helped his dad build garages and houses in and around St. James, served as a cook in the Army Reserves, was a meat cutter at IGA in St. James and Kroger in Rolla, Missouri. He was a self-proclaimed junk dealer, a semi-professional yard-saler, and purveyor of antiques. David and his wife, Janet, operated Shade Tree Arts in St. James From 1979 until retirement in 2012. He served on the Asher Cemetery board from 2006 until his passing.

David Adams will be in state on Friday, January 21, 2022, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 22, 2022, at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James. Pallbearers will be Glen Adams, Jim Kaufmann, Sage Kaufmann, Carl Adams, Clark Harrison, and Dennis Hartley. Interment will be at the Asher Cemetery in St. James, Missouri.

Memorials may be made to Asher Cemetery. Cards are available at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, .

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Family request for masks to be worn.

All arrangements are under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James.

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January 21, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Jones Funeral Home
200 South Meramec
Saint James, MO 65559

Funeral Service
January 22, 2022

10:00 AM
Jones Funeral Home
200 South Meramec
Saint James, MO 65559

January 22, 2022

Asher Cemetery
Hwy 68 South
St. James, MO 65559


Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

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