Lloyd D. Adair Sr.

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Don Adair, 82, a beloved son, husband, father and Pawpaw, passed away November 6, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of laughter and cherished memories.

Don was born on April 13, 1941, in Dallas, TX. He lived in various areas within the DFW Metroplex and made his lasting home with his wife in Waco, TX.  He brought immense joy and warmth into the lives of those who had the privilege of knowing him. Don served in the United States Army.

He had a deep love for drag racing, which was not just a hobby, but a part of his soul.  His love for the sport led him to be a co-owner of a team in his early years.  For many years his beloved wife Donna traveled with him across the country to many races, building lifelong memories.  He continued to follow the sport intensely until the end.  In between racing he became an avid bowler.   His passion and dedication awarded much joy and many trophies over the years.

Don had a soft spot in his heart for his sweet dog Abby, who was more than a pet but a loyal companion throughout the years.

Don leaves behind his loving family who loved and adored him.  He is survived by his devoted wife of 40 years, Donna Adair; children, Donna Adair Rawlings (Lance), Bud Adair (Yvonne), Lisa Mathis (Paul), Amy Martinez (Manuel); sister, Lloyd Ann; and grandfather to seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Don is also survived by his friend and former wife, Ann Davis.

He now finds eternal peace as he is reunited with his parents, Jesse Lloyd and Coco Adair

The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Lakeshore Village Nursing Home, Shay and Sharon at Interim Hospice, and Dr. Benton and Dr. Fletcher, the hospice team, at Baylor Scott and White Hillcrest Waco for the compassionate care and support during Don’s final journey.

Don Adair’s memory will live on in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing him.  His laughter, love and spirit will forever be cherished as part of our lives.  May he rest in peace, knowing that he was deeply loved and will be profoundly missed.

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Condolence Messages

  1. My heart is broken

  2. Part of me died with you when you left us.I am trying so hard to be brave.Your chair is empty,our bed is empty,my heart is empty.I will love you the rest of my life.

  3. You were one of the best uncles a girl could ask for ❤️ this is a hard one but heaven gained a great one!!

  4. Jaime Noneman Greer

    Don was such an incredible man. I hardly have any childhood memories without him in them. I can still see his wonderful smile and hear his laugh. He had the ability to make everyone feel special. He always made me feel important and seen when I was a kid, when I was a teenager, when I was an adult. He taught me how to be a good person, a good neighbor, and not to take yourself so seriously. His laugh and sense of humor was the best. However, he did not prepare me well for the rest of the world because as far as the rest of my life, I’ve never found neighbors that became family and that are missed so fiercely. Prayers and love to you, Donna.

  5. Sandra Schonerstedt

    I loved Don. He was a great uncle. 💕

  6. Big Brother or Big Bro as he referred to himself I miss knowing you are right down the road … that I had someone who shared memories good and bad. Who had the same color eyes as me and knew I loved him as I knew he loved me without saying a word. Tell Dad I said hi I love you Big Bro til I see you again xoxo

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