Farming Rural 21

Paul C. Adame

January 9, 1936 ~ January 29, 2021 (age 85)


Paul C. Adame

January 9, 1936 – January 26, 2021

Lifelong resident of Porterville, CA. Paul passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 201, surrounded by his loving wife and family. Paul was 85 years old. Born in Tulare, CA on January 9, 1936. His parents raised their son Paul along with 1 brother and 3 sisters. He worked hard from a very young age and attended Woodville Elementary School and Porterville High School. During his attendance at Woodville Elementary school, Paul was very athletic in sports. He loved and played baseball and basketball earning his jacket sport letter for Woodville Elementary School. Considering Paul was born with one arm, he was an amazing man having seen him play sports. His motto was “life is a challenge and all is possible with one or two arms. Paul didn’t finish high school as he chose to work for his father’s business as a labor contractor. Paul then met his wife of 63 years, Lupe Rodriguez Adame and began their journey in life together with plans on a family and dreams of building a home on a ranch. They began their family in 1960 and had 2 sons and 4 daughters. Paul was first and foremost a family man. He was immensely proud of his family. He made many sacrifices in order to provide every opportunity for their success. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, and great grandfather. A solid rock and great role model in every aspect. He was a matriarch of his family. The pride Paul took in his ceaseless hard work was always displayed when he would talk about how he always had a job and worked to support his growing family. Paul was self-employed for over 25 years as a farm labor contractor and loved and took pride in his work. Considering he only had one arm that was never an issue for him. Paul was a natural farmer and loved to work on his ranch that he diligently built on his own. He was especially knowledgeable with growing and grafting fruit trees. He loved to tell stories about growing up in the old country and had a wonderful sense of humor and a sweet gentle nature.

Paul enjoyed family gathering and making memorable times with all his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and friends. He always prioritized to his children about respect, trustworthy, responsibility and being faithful. Paul built his faith with his wife and family and was a devout catholic and a member of St Anne’s Catholic Church. Paul was a character of humor. He was very friendly and sociable. He loved everyone and always said “Hi” to everyone. Paul was preceded in death by children Ruben and Carolina, his parents Angel & Juanita and brother Frank Adame. Paul is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lupe Adame, son Robert Adame, daughters Margie Adame, Caroline Adame & Patricia Ojeda. Paul will dearly be missed… Visitation & Rosary will be Thursday, February 11, 2021 at Porterville Funeral and Cremation Center 3:00-7:00 pm. Burial will be Friday, February 12, 2021 at Hillcrest Memorial Park at 11:00 am, reception to be announced.   

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