Spencer Gordon Adair
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Spencer Gordon Adair
  • February 27, 1952 - December 26, 2016
  • Addison, Texas

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Spencer Gordon Adair went to be with his Lord and Savior on December 26, 2016, at the age of 64, after a very courageous battle with cancer. Loving husband, father and grandfather; he was born on February 27, 1952 in Little Rock, Arkansas, to Elizabeth and Richard Adair. Upon graduation from Little Rock Central High School, he enlisted in the United States army, serving as a Medic from 1971-1973. He later moved to Dallas where he married Loren Payne in 1980, and raised their 3 children. Spencer graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a degree in General Business. During his career in the printing industry, he joined Moore Paper Company and Custom Graphics, and then formed Adair Printing & Promotions, Inc. in 1988, serving the DFW area for the past 28 years. He was a member of Watermark Community Church where he served on the security team. He also enjoyed many years of service on the North Dallas Young Life Committee and Northaven Park Neighborhood Association Board. Spencer was an enthusiastic outdoorsman and hunter, and loved to teach and pass on the love of the outdoors to others. He is most remembered for his kind and giving nature, quick wit and hilarious personality, and undying love for God, his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Richard Adair, Randy Adair, Ronnie Adair and wife Donna. He is survived by his wife, Loren; daughter Shannon Goodman and her husband Jonathan; son Wiley Adair and his wife Danielle; son Hayden Adair; grandsons Elliot Adair and Miles Adair; sister Deanna Etheridge and her husband Ed; sister Jayne West and her husband Mike; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. The family wishes to thank the staff of Texas Oncology and Mary Crowley Cancer Center for their dedicated and loving care of Spencer. We will forever miss his selfless love and wonderful nature. Visitation will be Thursday, January 5th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home. Burial will be held at the DFW National Cemetery on January 6th at 11:00 am, followed by a memorial service to celebrate his life at 2:00 pm at the Watermark Community Church chapel, reception following. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Watermark Community Church or any Cancer or other foundation of your choice.