DON SHERON ADAMS was born on December 6, 1941 in
Palo Pintos County on County's Link Ranch to Melvin
& Mabel Collins Adams. Don died August 31, 2013, in
Eastland, TX, at the age of 71. Don's parents moved
to Ranger, TX in 1953, where Don lived the remainder
of his Life. Don graduated from Ranger High School
in the Class of 1960 and from the University of Texas
Tech with a degree in accounting. Burial was in Cross
Roads Cemetery near Ranger.
Don married Charlotte Howton in 1965, and to their
marriage three children were born. Don farmed with
his father for many years, but was an entrepreneur
at heart, instituting and developing a number of
business interests in his lifetime.
Don is preceded in death by his parents, Charlotte
Adams in 2010; a sister-in-law, a sister Eugenia
Adams who died at the age of 13.
At the time of his death, Don was survived by his
brother Guinn Adams (RHS-1966), a sister & brother-
in-law, Jane (RHS-1962) & Bob Haynes; his children
and their spouses, Steve (RHS-1985) and Mary Adams,
Kim (RHS-1988) & Bill Miller, Mark (RHS-1997) and
Nicole Adams; five grandchildren; and four great-
WIFE: CHARLOTTE ANN HOWTON ADAMS passed from
this life on Dec. 4, 2010 in Abilene in the
immediate care of friends & family. Burial
was in Crossroads Cemetery near Ranger, TX.
Charlotte was born on May 15, 1946 in Lubbock, TX,
to George Olen and Clara Mae Howton. Charlotte
graduated from Richfield High School, attended
Texas Tech University and graduated from Tarleton
State University with teaching certification in
English and Spanish.
Charlotte is survived by three children and their
spouses; Steve & Mary Adams and Mark & Nicole Adams
of Ranger and Kimberly & Bill Miller of Lubbock;
five grandchildren, Kayla & Paul Curry, Destiny &
Alyssa Adams and Shelby & Justin Miller; one great-
grandchild, Caden Fisher; four sisters Mary & Jimmy
Bennett, Linda & Joe Bryom, Becky Howton and Helen
Howton; brother-in-law Guinn Adams and brother and
sister-in-law Robert & Jane Haynes.
While having obtained her teaching certificate,
Charlotte dedicated her life to being a wife, mother
and grandmother, serving in the ministry of Mesquite
& Rusk Church of Christ in Ranger and working with
the family business enterprises in various capacities.
She developed a broad network of family and friends
who loved and cared about her deeply. Charlotte’s
interest extended to all God’s creatures and she
took great joy and interest sharing her life with
the many animals that crossed her path. Charlotte’s
dedication to all those her life touched on a daily
basis will be greatly missed.