Lincoln Lee Adair Sr.

May 10, 1938August 18, 2013

NEWSPAPER OBITUARY FOR LINCLON LEE ADAIR Sr. Tahlequah, OK- Funeral services for Lincoln Lee Adair Sr. will be held on Friday, August 23rd, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Cornerstone Fellowship Church with Pastor Allen Nolan and Pastor Jarod Adair officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 from 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM with a Wake Service from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Reed-Culver Chapel with Pastor Jarod Adair and Marvin Morgan officiating. Interment with Military Rites will be held at Ft. Gibson National Cemetery at 12:00 PM. Condolences for the family may be left at Lincoln Lee Adair Sr. was born on May 10th, 1938 in Claremore, OK, the son of Lewis and Annie (Fivekiller) Adair. He attended school at Mulberry School. At age 16, he began his first job assembling casket handles and polishing detail work. It was during the Korean Conflict that Lincoln enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as a munitions driver and maintenance on munitions vehicles, from August 8th, 1961 until August of 1963, and then Army reserves until 1967. He returned to the Tahlequah area and worked as a carpenter and did construction work, was an ace mechanic, and retired from Park Hill Nursery. Whenever he wasn’t working, Lincoln was a member of American legion Post 135 and 5C’s Car Club. He loved to spend his off hours restoring classic cars from top to bottom. There was no such thing as too much time spent with your family and friends. He enjoyed a cup of coffee anytime of day as long as it was accompanied by some intelligent conversation. He was talented and made purses out of cartags, and did beautiful woodworking projects to share with his family and friends. He was as charming as he was witty. He was well equipped with a comeback at a moments notice, such as his favorite tee shirt which read, ”I’m Half White and Can’t Prove It” In September 1983, Lincoln accepted the Lord as his personal Savior and made it a mission to assure that everyone he knew or met, came to know the Jesus he loved and cherished. He greeted everyone with “I love you and God loves you too!” November 9th, 2000, was the day Lincoln married his best friend and the love of his life, Lydia McCully, a love that bloomed and grew the past 13 years. He was a dedicated Christian and loved his church family at Cornerstone Fellowship Church. In spite of all he had left to do, the Lord called this good and faithful servant home on Sunday, August 18th, 2013 at his home in Tahlequah, with his loved ones gathered close, and his canine” Buddy” lying quietly alongside. Those shining eyes, that big grin, and the best hugs you ever had, will be missed by so many of his family and friends alike. Lincoln is preceded in death by his Mom in 1956, his dad in 1961, two children, son Michael Adair in in 2012, step- daughter Crystal Dallis in 2010, brothers and sisters, Lewis Adair Jr., Levi Adair, Louise Carey, Betsy Farmer, Fannie McLemore, Lucy Swimmer, and Audie Lawson, and nieces Sally Blackwood in 2013. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Lydia, of the home in Tahlequah. His adored children include Lisa Adair of Hulbert, Lincoln Adair Jr. and wife Vicki of Beggs, OK, Jeffrey Walls of Hulbert, Betsy Harrington of Tulsa, Cyndi Dunham and husband Phillip of Tulsa, and three step children, Ashli Dill and partner Jason Summers of Proctor, and William Dill and wife Gina of Stilwell. His legacy lives on in his 19 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, two nephews, John Blackwood of Mulberry and Ted Lawson and wife Weetia of Stilwell, as well as a much beloved canine companion, Lewis or “Son” as he was known, who waited anxiously for his arrival Sunday Morning. He leaves 300 nieces and nephews, a host of cousins and many friends and loved ones. Those wishing to send their condolences are asked to consider one of Cornerstone Fellowship’s many ministries or missionary projects to keep Lincoln’s memory alive.


  • Funeral Service Friday, August 23, 2013

Lincoln Lee Adair Sr.

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Kristi Brewer-Phillips

August 23, 2013

Lydia,I am sorry to hear of Lincoln's passing. Cherish your memories of the time you had together. I can't make the service but just know I hold you in my heart and love you.

JC Adair

August 23, 2013

I always enjoyed how uncle Lincoln welcomed me to the Adair family. He always had encouraging words and prayers to help whenever I saw him. We will miss his friendship and fellowship. The family will remain in our thoughts and prayers. love to you all...

Lila Thompson

August 23, 2013

Our car show and all the rest will not be the same without Lincoln . Always look forward to seeing you all at Locust and enjoyed our visits.God Bless. Lila & Robert Thompson

August 23, 2013

So sorry for your loss, He was a good man!! God be with his family an friends. Barry & Pam McLemore

Larry S. McDonald(Cruis'n Angels Car Club)

August 22, 2013

I alway look for Lincoln & Lydia at any car show I went to. I will miss see him there in person but I know his spirit will aways be with us. Love and Prayers to the Family and Friends

James & Lila Bell

August 21, 2013

So sorry to hear of Lincoln's passing. We always enjoyed seeing him at the car shows. He will be greatly missed. James and Lila Bell Cruis'n Angels Car Club

Billie Rice

August 21, 2013

Johnny and I met Lincoln last summer at the Porter Peach Festival and became instant friends. He was wearing a funny hat. We asked him where he got it and he said he found it. We know he loved to laugh. He and my husband both had Falcons. Ours was the white 1961. We had a lot of fun when he was at the shows. We have missed him this summer. We didn't know him well, but we knew that he was a friend to many people. I have tried twice to get a message on here. I hope this one makes it. Our condolences to his family.

Kim Houston

August 21, 2013

Sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

August 21, 2013

I love you and you will be deeply missed by all , I am priviledged to call you my "Uncle" miss and love you bunches. Love your great niece , Melanie Farmer-McCarty

Karen Ritter

August 20, 2013

Lincoln will be greatly missed. I cherish every moment I got to see him. He was a great man. Lydia, God Bless You, you are in my prayers. The Ritter Family.