J.T. McAdams, 93, formerly of Clayton, New Mexico, passed away on Sunday morning, March 19, 2023 in Amarillo, Texas. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at Cox-Rowley Funeral Home Chapel, 4180 Canyon Drive in Amarillo, with Rev. Corky Holland officiating. Private family burial will be at Claude Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:00 – 2:00 PM at the funeral home before the service on Wednesday.
J.T. was born J.Y. McAdams, Jr. on July 26, 1929 in Roxanna, Texas in Gray County to Ima and J.Y. McAdams. In 1947, he graduated from Claude High School with his future bride, Annie Luther. J.T. and Annie were married on September 23, 1950. They spent the next 72 years expanding their farming and ranching operation in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. J.T. was a dedicated farmer and rancher with a passion for running cattle.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Rachel Husband and Corethia Brown.
Survivors include his wife, Annie McAdams; a son, Jimmy McAdams and wife Jan of Amarillo; a daughter, Carol Smith of Amarillo; two sisters, Margaret Ward of Houston and Barbara Billups of Holton, KS; five grandchildren, Buck Babcock and wife Jill, Dustin Babcock and wife LeAnn all of Groom, TX, Tamara Cruz of Arlington, TX, Erin McAdams of Florida, and John McAdams and wife Soying of Thailand; eight great-grandchildren, Molly Babcock, Davis Babcock, Cutter Babcock, Jake Babcock, Brynlee Babcock, Kaleb McAdams, Kodi Bruton and Zedi Cruz; and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials may be made to a favorite charity with acknowledgements sent to Annie McAdams or Carol Smith at PO Box 52246, Amarillo, TX 79159.
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