C. Stephen "Coach Steve"


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C. Stephen "Coach Steve" Adair

Jan 17 1947 - Apr 03 2006

C. Stephen “Coach Steve” Adair, age 59, passed away, April 3, 2006, at his home in McKinney, Texas, after a courageous battle with colon cancer. He was born January 17, 1947 in Jackson, Michigan to Charles “Buddy” and Katheryn Adair. Steve married his high school sweetheart Diane on August 19, 1967. He graduated from Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan with his B.S. in 1969, and then went on to receive his Masters degree in Physical Education from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan in 1977. Steve began his teaching and coaching career in Tecumseh, Michigan. He also, taught and coached in Battle Creek, Michigan before moving to Plano, Texas in 1981. In Plano he was a teacher and coach at Clark High School, Vines High School, Forman Elementary School, and Plano East Senior High. He served as the Head Boys Basketball Coach at Plano East for 16 years. After 36 years of teaching and coaching, Steve retired in 2005, due to his illness. Along with his wife Diane of 38 years, he is survived by his son Bryce Adair and wife Elizabeth, of McKinney; daughter Beth Hall, of McKinney; daughter Jaime Ferguson and husband Wallace, of Austin; 6 grandchildren, Ashley, Bryley, and Elley Adair; Makensie and Aiden Hall; and Blair Ferguson. Steve is also survived by his father Charles “Buddy” Adair, of McKinney, formerly of Texarkana, Texas. His mother, Katheryn, precedes him in death. Steve enjoyed watching sports, playing golf, and spending time with his grandkids. He will be a greatly missed son, husband, father, Papa, coach, mentor, and friend. The family will accept visitors on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 6, 2006 in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel at Ridgeview Memorial Park, 2525 Central Expwy. North at Ridgeview Drive, Allen, TX 75013, (972) 542-2601. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. For those wishing, the family requests that donations be sent to: Samaritan Care Hospice, 9535 Forest Lane Suite 211, Dallas, TX 75243 (972) 690-6632.
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