Joe Brit Adams

Joe Brit Adams passed away on November 16, 2021. He was born to Brit and Edna Fay (Simmons) Adams on May 21, 1935, in Stephens County, Oklahoma. He attended school at Doyle and Velma in Oklahoma.

Joe married Marianne Lacy on Sept 14, 1952. They had one son, Joe Brit Jr. Joe worked oil fields in Oklahoma. He then moved his family to Kansas where he worked for Halliburton and then farmed. Eventually, the family moved to Amarillo, Texas, where he had numerous drive-in businesses including Lil Jo’s Drive-in, Brits Drive-in, and the American Drive-In.

When an opportunity presented itself, he got out of the restaurant business and bought C and W Potato Company. Several years later, he decided to retire and move back to Duncan, Oklahoma to farm and run cattle on the old Adams homestead that he had purchased. Marianne passed away on April 27, 1984.

Joe then married Carol Carlile on April 9, 1985. He purchased Wrights Donuts and enjoyed making donuts for several years. He later joined a partnership in All-Star Ford Lincoln Mercury Dealership where he helped build the new Ford location on Hwy 81. After selling his interest in the Ford dealership, he sold real estate and began to acquire numerous rental properties. Joe was a very hardworking and generous man. He was always willing to help others. Anytime someone needed help, he was first in line. He even donated his body to Oklahoma Medical Research.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Brit and Edna Fay Adams; two sisters, Shirley Keck and Opal Faye Ferguson; one brother, CP Stewart, and two wives, Marianne Lacy Adams, and Carol Carlile Adams.

Joe is survived by his son, Joe Brit Jr. (Joey) and wife, Vona, of Amarillo, Texas; two stepsons, Randy Carlile and wife, Debby of McAlester, Oklahoma and David Carlile and wife, Teresa of Granbury, Texas; grandchildren Lacy Miller and husband, Stephen, Brit Adams and wife, Brooke of Amarillo, Texas, Kenzie, Hayle, Holly and Taylor Carlile, Chrystal Williams, and Gary Bowman and wife, Donna, all of Oklahoma; nine great-grandchildren, and a sister Judy Hawkins and husband, Jack of Duncan, Oklahoma.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests you donate to OMRF or your favorite charity.

Graveside services will be at Marlow Cemetery on Dec 11, 2021, at 2 p.m.

1 Comment

  1. Kirk Hawkins

    I didn’t get to spend a lot of time with Joe, but what time I did was a pleasure. One thing I did find out is that he was a soft spoken man. Made me wish I had a set of matching hearing aids. I enjoyed eating lunch with Joe and mom and dad at Chickasaw center. He made a good pot of beans. Didn’t last long I guess I ate to much they kicked me out. Some sort of no other tribe members allowed unless old. He got a laugh out of me getting in line with another table to eat Mom left out big rule, only get in line when your tables turn. Nothing like some strange old lady giving you a polite ass eating. Joe will be missed. We find these things to late in life.

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