James B. “Smokey” Adamson

19270921 –


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James was born on September 21, 1927, in Brownwood, TX.  Following graduation from high school, Smokey worked for
Texas New Mexico Pipeline before and for an additional fifteen years following his military service in the U.S.Marine
Corps. On January 11, 1951, he married Kathleen Pearson in Katy, Texas.  He and Kathleen started Adamson Hot Oil
Service in Loco Hills, NM.  They also enjoyed square dancing and travelling in their RV together for many years.  Smokey
also took time for fishing and hunting.  Being a handyman that could fix almost anything, he was always helping others
with projects that needed fixing.  “Smokey Do’s”! as some of his friends called them. After living in Artesia, NM for 45
years, they moved to Wolfforth, Texas in 2001.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Brainard Huie Adamson and Alice Cravens; a grandson, Chad Adamson; and a
brother, Robert Adamson.
James is survived by his loving wife of sixty-six years, Kathleen; son, James Dwight and Elaine Adamson of Artesia, NM;
daughter, Scherry and Tom Scarborough of Wolfforth, TX; grandchildren, April Wheelis, Cody Mitt and Jennifer
Scarborough, and Benjamin James Scarborough; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Alice Josephine Davis.


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