Billy R. Adair
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Services have been conducted for Billy R. Adair, 85, a retired milk distributor who had lived in Tracy for 56 years. He died Sunday in Ripon with his family around him.

Mr. Adair was born in Littlefield, Texas, and owned a milk distribution company for 39 years, retiring in 2002. He was a longtime member of Tracy Golf & Country Club.

A recipient of two Bronze Stars, Mr. Adair served in the U.S. Army, 7th Cavalry Division, during the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Johnnie Mae Adair of Tracy; a daughter, Debbie Mahoney, and her husband, Kevin, of Tracy; a son, Rocky Adair, and his wife, Leslie, of Ripon; six siblings, Walter Harris, Hubert Harris, Larue Harris, Louise Harris, Carolyn Sue Harris and Regina Gale Harris, all of Texas; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were a daughter, Karen Bottorff, who died in 1995; and three siblings.

Graveside services took place Wednesday at Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road. Arrangements were handled by Hotchkiss Mortuary, 5 W. Highland Ave.

Contributions in Mr. Adair’s name may be sent to American Legion James McDermott Post 172, P.O. Box 156, Tracy, CA 95378; or to Veterans of Foreign Wars Tracy Post 1537, P.O. Box 1123, Tracy, CA 95378.

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