John Coy Adams

February 12, 1917October 14, 2011

John Coy Adams, our Beloved Father and Grandfather, was born February 12, 1917 in Reese, Texas. He passed away October 14, 2011, in Redlands, California. John was the 8th of 10 children and the last, surviving to the age of 94. He joined the U S Army in 1941 as a Private and served our country until 1946, leaving as a First Lieutenant. He served for 30 months in Africa and Italy during World War II. He was a Transportation Officer, overseeing 56 drivers and 56 trucks. He also served as a Communication Specialist overseas and at the Pentagon. He was very proud of his time spent in the military. John was preceded in death by two daughters, Mary Darow and Constance Trevina and also his grandson, Adam Darow. He is survived by his children, Amy Wallis of Portales, New Mexico, Maggie Dyches of Beaumont, California, Jamie Hughes of Beaumont, California and John Adams, Jr, of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico; his former spouse, Pat Adams of Portales, New Mexico; his grandchildren, Michele Dorow, Heather Trevina, Angelina Trevina, Christopher (USArmy) & Brittany Szoyka, Michael Szoykz (USArmy), Sara Szoyka, Nichole Swoda, James Troutman, April & Nick Zarate, Jennifer Pugh, Samantha Hilton, Serena Hilton and Coby Daumen; great grandchildren, Jessica Dyches, JD Swoda, Katelynn Williams, Travin & Westin Troutman, Zachary & Dillan Zarate, Maddison Aguirre, Kinsley Szoyka, Lakai Hilton, Michael Hilton and Anthony Hilton. John was a long standing member of Beaumont First Assembly of God Church. He served and loved the Lord each and every day of his life. When ever he came across someone who needed help, he made it his personal responsibility to help them. He was loved by so many and will be missed greatly. Graveside services will be Tuesday, October 25, 2011, at 11:00 AM, at Riverside National Cemetery, Staging Area #2, Riverside, California. Arrangements were entrusted to Weaver Mortuary, Beaumont, CA.


  • Graveside Service Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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Melba Jane Ledford

January 7, 2013

Hello Uncle John, you are still in our hearts with wonderful memories from our past. I know God is taking very good care of you and you are happy to be with your heavenly father. We will always have you in our hearts. You are loved and missed, hugs Melba Jane

Christopher Szoyka Jr

October 29, 2011

Grandpa John, my hero, my mentor, my angel. I will miss you so much. You were a wonderful person and the most caring man I have ever met. As you watch down on me and my family know that you will stay in our hearts and minds forever. I love you Grandpa

Sarah Szoyka

October 25, 2011

Dear Grandpa,
I always have and always will cherish every moment that I got to spend with you. Whether it was you taking me to my first Major League baseball game, teaching me to golf, or getting to spend your 94th birthday with you. Those memories will stay in my heart forever...I can see your smiling face when you entered the gates of heaven to be with Jesus. Just imagining it brings me so much comfort and peace. I know I will see you again and I can't wait to hug you and hear your laughter. Everytime I think of your laugh it puts a big smile on my face and I'm thankful for that. I know you will be keeping a good eye on all of us from up there and I hope we all make you very proud. I love you forever Grandpa.

Your Granddaugher,

It's never Goodbye
Just see you later.

Amy Adams

October 25, 2011

Dear Daddy,
Im so glad I was able to tell you more than once about how terrific a father you are. You were a true leader. I admire you most for your stand for Christ. Im so thankful that you had the conviction to raise us in church. You were truly a tenderhearted man. I remember seeing you wipe your tears at little, simple things said while we were listening in church. You truly gave me a heritage that I have carried with me as an adult. Its the best gift a parent can give a child-the knowledge and admonishing of the Lord Jesus. You are so smart and I learned so much from you. I remember being your little girl that you wanted to hold after my bath and jammies. You liked to hum and pat my back. I'll never forget my precious memories of you dad. My life will never be the same without you here. My love is forever and I cant wait to run to you in Glory. bye bye daddy. These tears are getting in my way...

Amy Adams

October 25, 2011

Dear Daddy,
Im so glad that i was able to tell you over and over that you were the best father ever. You were a true leader. The thing I admire most was your stand for the Lord. You were always so tenderhearted and I looked up to you so much. I'd watch you dry your tears all the time while you were sitting in the pew. You would just cry at little, simple things which made me love you more and more. I know there were times that I disappointed you but your love held true. Darling, everytime I hear that word I'll always think of you. You called me that often. I remember being in my pajama's and falling asleep on your chest while you hummed a song and patted my back. Even at 5 years old I remember those moments. You are so genuine and my life will not be the same without you here. I miss you so much now... Theres simply no words.
Loving you forever, Amy Allyson Adams

October 23, 2011

BIG "JOHN" who will be remembered for thousands of items you did in 94 years. I will always remember our 32 years living in Beaumont and going to the Assemby of God Church. Also our "TREASURED FRIENDSHIP.!We shall meet again in Heaven!!!!!!!
Your Brother Im Christ,
Jay Daugherty

Jeannie Webster

October 20, 2011

Uncle John

Live The Life You Love And Love The Life You Live. We all have our memories of family--And John I am so glad that you were part of the family--and that we all could have our memories of you--Thanks for all your SMILES---From Fannies Daughters--Jeannie--Jackie--Linda

David Webster

October 20, 2011

Dear John time comes to all of us to say goodbye--- Always to soon!
Indio, only yesterday US mail to the railroad working nights. Who would think it would end. Looking back its been good. Tomorrow will be also.
Be Seeing You.

Erin Vindiola

October 20, 2011

I will never forget driving with Uncle John and Amy to swim at one of Liberace's homes in Palm Springs. Uncle John, of course, brought baskets of fruit with us. Good memories. He lived a great, healthy life. God speed Uncle.

Nichole Swoda

October 19, 2011

"Grandpa" I will miss you so very much and i am thankful to have had you in me and my childrens lives, you have always been there for me for as long as i can remember you were a wonderful and caring person, i can only hope that i can learn to be more like u. U always put everyone before yourself and did anything to make sure that i was ok. I love u so much and u will always be in my heart, i could not have asked for a better grandpa than you. I know u have lived your whole life to be right where you are right now (in Heaven) so i know you are happy and in peace watching over us all right now jus like you did when you were here with us. We Love You PAPA JOHN with all our hearts xoxoxo please save me a place there with you for someday i know that one day i will see you again. ever since we lost you god has been working on me sending me messages all over the place like i never noticed before almost like he is jumping out in front of me to show me he is there. i am a good person but u have made me want to be a better person and i promise grandpa i am really gonna try my best. I love u and i will never ever forget you...