Zachary Don Adair known to many as “Blak” was born on June 28, 1980, to Donald Adair and Linda Nofire Adair and passed from this life on April 26, 2019 at the age of 38 years, 9 months and 28 days.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Kerry Adair, grandfathers, John B. Adair, Pumpkin Drywater and J.B. Bird, aunt, Mary Duvall and uncle, Mack Vann.
He graduated from Cave Springs High School and later earned a Bachelors Degree from Northeastern State University. Zach was very rich in his culture and was proud to share his knowledge as he worked for the Cherokee Nation as a caretaker at Sequoyah’s Cabin. He had also worked as a Cherokee Fire Dancer, provided tours and other duties for the Heritage Center in Tahlequah. He enjoyed, fishing, coon hunting, deer hunting, coaching and picking on Audrey. He was a jokester who could make anyone laugh and smile but was most proud of his accomplishment of being a Dad.
He is survived by his wife, Audrey Adair and two children, Steeler and Kaelyn, all of the home; a daughter, Trinity Adair, and a son, King Adair, both of Lincoln, AR., parents, Donald and Joanne Adair of Tahlequah and Linda “Lynn” and Edwin McCulley of Sallisaw; siblings; Michelle “Missy” Adair of Park Hill, Ryan Adair of Sallisaw, Stone Girty and wife Jennifer of Vian, Chad Adair of Tahlequah, his grandmothers; Akie Gourd and Katie Adair of Tahlequah, nieces and nephews; Hope, Darian and Kristen Adair, Destin and Angel Adair, River and Eagle Adair, Ethan, Elijah, Elliott, Eden, Ean and Em Girty, Jerriah Ketcher, Kobe Doublehead, Jerrika Bunch and Jerrae Sanders. Aunt Brenda Daniels and uncles, Elvin “Bossie” Drywater, Phillip “Bodie” Drywater and Johnny Adair, all of Tahlequah, and many additional aunts and uncles, several in laws, other relatives, and many many friends and “Pals” also survive him. Zach has an adopted family in Canada who include his brother, David “Weege” Oakes, Katsianoron “Nolo” Thompson, Erin Barnes and a host of many other people from the Mohawk reservation who knew and loved him.
I’m going to miss you so much I’m going to miss your talks I’m going to miss you telling me to Man Up when I got down! My kids will know remember you and all that you done for them! We love you and are going to miss you so much please look down on us until we meet again!
Charlotte LoweryTahlequah, OK
Carmen DanielsKansas, OK
We’ll miss you , Blak!! R.I.P..
Critter and Tara SizemoreMarble City, OK
Rest in peace, I'm happy for the time me and my family got to know you and yours...
Robert Stewart & FamilySallisaw, OK
Jessica JohnstonBunch, OK
Rest In Peace brother
Kyle SamStilwell, OK
Rest in peace. Prayers for the family.
In his short life, he contributed so much to helping people know more about Cherokee history. He was a great representative for the Cherokee Nation and the Cherokee people. He will be greatly missed.
Mary AdairSallisaw, OK
I have a spear, arrow, and arrowheads hanging on my wall in SC that you made. You tried to teach me how to make them all, to no avail. It makes me laugh to remember you trying to teach me. I never met another
human who was so proud to call themselves- Indian. I miss you already. Take your rest my brother, take your rest.
Trav RobertsonColumbia,, SC
You will truly be missed, your laugh and your big smile you always had on your face.
Lucy GirtyTahlequah, OK
You will always be a bright star in our lives . Love and comfort to family.. Mae &Tina Smith
Mae smithTahlequah, OK
Mar smithTahlequah, OK