Edward Lewis Adair Jr. passed away at the Brown County Living & Community Center in Nashville on Aug. 6, 2010, two days after his 86th birthday. He had been ill for several years.
He was born Aug. 4, 1924, in Crawfordsville to Edward L. Adair Sr. and Eileen (Pointer) Adair.
Mr. Adair attended Wabash College and Indiana University, where he ran track and was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He served in the United States Navy during World War II and earned several medals.
He loved everything about auto racing — midgets, sprints, Indy and NASCAR — and was very active forming several midget associations.
Mr. Adair was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Gene and Jim; and the love of his life, Jane Stith Adair.
Survivors include a son, Robert Adair of Nashville; a daughter, Linda (Adair) Koch of Bloomington; a grandson, Zachary Koomler of Nashville, and granddaughter Lauren Adair-Horace of Bloomington.
A benefit concert will take place Saturday, Aug. 21 at 8 p.m. at Bushman's Brewhouse, with the White Lightning Boys and special guests.
A celebration of life service will be Tuesday, August 31 at Union Jacks Pub in Speedway from 6 to 9 p.m. Graveside service will be Wednesday, September 1 at 11:30 a.m. at Crown Hill Cemetery where he will be interred next to his wife.
Send memorial contributions to the Adair fund to P.O. Box 1932, Nashville, IN 47448.
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