Adrian Wesley Caruthers, 94, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on Friday, June 26, 2020. Funeral service for Adrian will be Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 10:30AM at Emerald Hills Funeral Home in Kennedale. The family will receive friends for visitation Wednesday, July 1, 2020 from 7:00-9:00PM at Emerald Hills Funeral Home. Facial masks are required to attend services.
Adrian was born on June 7, 1926 in Brownfield, Texas to Augustus and Myrka (Solomon) Caruthers. He grew up in Loop, Texas. He attended Mansfield ISD. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a plane captain which is where he began his love of aircrafts. He continued his career in aerospace and eventually hired on at LTV in Grand Prairie where he retired after thirty-seven years. He enjoyed being on the team that built and tested experimental aircrafts. He had his private pilot’s license and enjoyed painting, playing harmonica and especially spending time with his family.
Adrian’s faith sustained him throughout his life. He was deeply loved and respected by all his family and friends and will be greatly missed, but we look forward to being reunited in heaven.
Adrian was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Billie (Atchison) Caruthers; brother, Merle Caruthers; sister, Delma Oneta (Caruthers) Robertson.
Those left to cherish his memories are his daughter, Cathy Caruthers; son, Alan Caruthers and wife Cindy; son, David Caruthers and wife Brenda; sister, Virgie (Caruthers) Lee; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.