Sequoyah Student 1960s
A Celebration of the Life of Michael Leroy "Mitch" Adair , 61, was held on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at Cornerstone Fellowship Church in Tahlequah, Okla. with Reverends Alan Nolan, Eric Allen, and Jerrod Adair officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Muskogee, Okla. Services have been entrusted to Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Tahlequah.
Pallbearers for Mitch include: Ronnie Goad, Robert Mondaine, Roger White, Ricky White, Tung Vu, Larry Stonebarger, Charles Allen, and Kyle Sourjon. Honorary Pallbearer will be Frank Mondaine.
Michael Leroy Adair or "Mitch" to his friends, was born on October 10th, 1949 in Tahlequah, the son of Ned and Katherine (Squirrel) Adair. He attended school at Seneca Indian Boarding School, Sequoyah High School (Seq. Class of 1967), Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Ks. and finally Central State University. Leroy was a member of the Operating Engineers Local 627C, working for the City of Muskogee and finally Zapatas.
On November 27, 1971, he married the love of his life, Beverly June Weathers. This union was blessed with one daughter and three sons. Mitch or “Leroy”, as Beverly called him, was not a man to sit down and watch the world go by. He served as Chairman of the Election Board for the United Band of Keetoowah. He was always active in youth sports helping the youth to learn softball, billiards, karate and his favorite, baseball. Leroy was blessed with musical talent and was a well known drummer for bands playing Southern Gospel Music. He loved his wife and family dearly and any time spent with them was a privilege for Leroy.
He was a born again Christian and professed the love of the Lord in his daily life. He never met a stranger and spent hours keeping up with his many friends and loved ones on the phone. His favorite expression was “If you have an Indian for a friend, you have a friend for life!”
The Lord called Leroy home from his labors on Thursday, June 16, 2011 at his home in Muskogee. He was sixty-one years old. He will be remembered for his smile and the many lives he touched during his all too brief life.
Leroy is preceded in death by his Mother, Father, two brothers: Bill Adair and Chooch Christie, and four sisters: Cecilia Collins, Nadine Adair, Joann Adair, and Lillian Adair.
The family that survives him includes his loving wife Beverly, of the home. He also leaves four adored children: daughter Jenna Adair of Wichita, Ks, son Michael Adair and wife Brandi of Ft. Gibson, Okla.; son Jerrod Adair and wife Melissa of Muskogee and son Chase Adair of Muskogee. His brothers and sister include: Grant Adair (Seq. Soph'60) and Berlinda Adair of Washington, Dennis and Sandra Adair of Muskogee, Betty Griggs of Muskogee, and Rick Christie of Oklahoma City.
Leroy’s legacy lives on in his nine grandchildren: Deanna Adair, Michael Adair, Ned Adair, Taylor Duncan, Philip Duncan, Albany Adair, Simeon Adair, Nate Adair, and Nyah Adair, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends and loved ones.