John Quincy Adams

January 1, 1914August 31, 2013

John Quincy Adams passed away on Saturday, August 31st, 2013, at the age of 99. John Q. was born in Wilkes County, N.C., on January 1st, 1914. A longtime resident of El Paso, Texas. John Q. had a successful career in Real Estate. He was active in many civic and social organizations: past President of El Paso Board of Realtors, past President of Alta Vista Optimist Club, past President of El Paso County Sheriff’s Posse, Coordinator of S.W. International Livestock Show and Rodeo Parade, life member of El Maida Shriners, life member of the Royal Order of Jesters, Past President of Crime Stoppers of El Paso. John Q. was an avid big game hunter, sport fisherman and he loved to ride his horses, Pedro and Leo. He is preceded in death by his parents, siblings, his wives Florence and Mildred, son James and grandson Bryan. Survivors include Marci Alires (Dennis), Mark Adams (Paulette) and Bryan’s widow Kim. He is also survived by six great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Martin Funeral Home West. Funeral service will be held on Friday, September 6, 2013, at 10:00 am at Martin Funeral Home West. Private interment at a later date. Services entrusted to Martin Funeral Home West, 128 N. Resler Dr., El Paso, Texas 79912.


  • Visitation Thursday, September 5, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 6, 2013

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Bear & George Logsdon & Family

September 11, 2013

Thank you God for putting John Q. in our lives through Our Beloved Father Louis Cockram-Ashley of St. Alban's Episcapol Church in El Paso, TX who are now reunited in Heaven. God Bless you and may the Peace of the Lord be with your Family-Amen

Burr Hutchison

September 10, 2013

we would visit john when he came back to home place to visit family he was a kind friend to everyone I know he was a great asset to ELpso
Burr & Lois Hutchison

Mike & Monica Donovan

September 8, 2013

Our memory of John will be that he was such a kind and loving man. During the marriage to our grandmother Mildred, he brought such joy and happiness to her life. We will always be grateful to him for that. He will never be forgotten and we will miss him dearly.

Robin Regnier

September 6, 2013

Dear Marci, Mark and Family: Although it's been many years since I've been to El Paso and seen John Q, I have such fond memories of him and of my times there. Such a warm, giving and loving man, who took the time to make a very self-conscious and awkward young girl feel like a princess. He was truly one in a million, and to know him was to be blessed. My prayers are with you all. Much love, your California cousin

Fr. Philip & Ruth Parham

September 5, 2013

May the holy angels surround you with love and light, John Q. May your family remember your honored membership at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, your vestry service, the vestibule hat rack for your Stetson and the pew in the front that bears your name. You are so loved.

Fr. Philip and Ruth Parham,
Springfield, MO

September 5, 2013

Happy Trails, a Great American Hero, see you in greener pastures, and may God be with your familiy and loved ones. Gene May

David Fulp

September 5, 2013

Without a doubt one of the finest men I have ever met in my life. Going back home to visit my folks in N.M. will never be quite the same without John Q. either coming up to Las Cruces to visit or us going down to El Paso. Rest in Peace John Quincy Adams... you've lived a wonderful life and touched many a heart. You will never be forgotten.

Julia Davis

September 5, 2013

I'm so proud to have known John Q. I feel that he was one of my "extended" family and he treated me the same way. You will be missed. Hugs and prayers to John's family.

Melissa Watson

September 4, 2013

John Q was the Texan cowboy to me. I remember going to visit as a child. He will be missed.

Rhonda Aten

September 4, 2013

Mr. Adams, a true gentleman who will be missed.