Graveside services for Charley Ray Adams, a long time Atoka resident, were held Friday, July 2, 2021 at Greenlawn Cemetery in Checotah, OK with Bro. Cecil Mackey officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Brown’s Funeral Service of Atoka, OK.
Charley was born August 30, 1945, at Atoka, to Panzy Evelyn (Adams) Moore-Lafaver and passed away June 30, 2021 at Ardmore Mercy Hospital at the age of age 75 years and 10 months. He attended Atoka High School.
Charley’s early work life included being an automotive mechanic at Dilliard’s Automotive and a sales representative at Sheffield’s Furniture Store in Atoka. Charley left Atoka and moved to Oklahoma City where he worked in landscaping for McFall’s Landscape Nursery. He moved back to Atoka, where he met and married Cynthia Blagg. They were married for over 30 years and had a daughter Christy Raynay (Adams) Holstine.
Charley was an owner/operator trucker and drove for various firms including Clark Lumber of Antlers and Kenny Hogan Trucking of Atoka.
Charley was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working with his horses and other animals on his small acreage on Community Chapel Road. He spent much of his time playing with and being around his grandchildren, Kylee Ray Holstine and Logan Mack Holstine.
Survivors include his wife Cynthia Blagg-Adams of the home in Atoka; daughter, Christy Raynay Adams and grandchildren, Kylee Rae Holstine and Logan Mack Holstine, of Atoka; siblings, Donald Adams and wife, Dorothy of Fulton, Arkansas; Odis Moore and wife, Wanda of Lehigh; Loyise Bishop and husband, Glen of Grove; Ernie Moore and wife, LouAnn of Checotah, and James Moore of Checotah; close cousin, Ronnie Moore and wife, Tammy of Atoka, along with other relatives and many dear friends.
Charley was laid to rest near his mother in Greenlawn Cemetery in Checotah Oklahoma, with Rev. Cecil Mackey officiating.
Preceding him in death was his mother, Panzy Evelyn (Adams) Moore-Lafaver and brother, Paul Moore of Atoka.
Condolences may be sent to the family by email to: browns@atoka. net. Please reference the name of the deceased in your correspondence.