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Adair Morey McKoy III
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    3673 Maybank Highway
    Johns Island, SC 29455

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“My love and prayers are with you all. ”
1 of 25 | Posted by: Abbey Wiggins

“Adair touched our lives mainly through our son, who he helped at a tough time in his life. We will be forever grateful. May God bless and bring...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: Rudy and Carol McBee

“Mr. Adair was one of the kindest, happiest men I've known. Can't pick a tomato or eat an ear of corn without him coming to mind! He will be truly...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: Nancy Smoak Peeples

“Soo sorry to kear of Adair's passing. Our thoughts and prayer's are with with the family. ”
4 of 25 | Posted by: Diane and JB Quinn

“Grainger, thank you for giving me this info on Adair. I'm sorry I did not known him better. I'm so sorry for you being the last surviving brother....Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: Edmund Hardy - Columbia

“Always Faithful. That is our God. Adair was a great soldier and faithful saint. He was a sower of the Word, and now has entered into his reward. Well...Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: John Martin

“May God be with you. Adair was a wonderful man....the best we knew!! We loved knowing you all our at Martin's Point. Happy memories! ”
7 of 25 | Posted by: Ann B. Igoe

“My deepest condolences to the family ”
8 of 25 | Posted by: Donna White - Wadmalaw ialand, SC

“Praying for you all. ”
9 of 25 | Posted by: Albert and Edna Thompson - SC

“Boone and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Have y´all in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless. ”
10 of 25 | Posted by: M. Elaine Proctor

“I am so sorry for the loss of this sweet man. I will be praying for all of you. ”
11 of 25 | Posted by: lois richter

“Adair & Missy, Your Dad was an incredible man and a true mentor of many & me. I will carry his words & memory with me. ”
12 of 25 | Posted by: John R. Hope

“Semper Fi Marine ”
13 of 25 | Posted by: Martin

“Mr. Adair was one of the first SC tomato growers I ever met. I enjoyed hearing the history of the land and spending time with, undoubtedly, one of...Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: Susan Colucci - Charlotte, NC

“Prayers and love to all of you. ”
15 of 25 | Posted by: Sue Jenkins Crawford

Once a Marine, Always a Marine “Whenever I become aware that another Marine has answered his last muster, I am reminded by words in our Marines' Hymn that tells us, the streets of...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: Another Marine - Summerville, SC

“Please accept my deepest sympathy on Adair's passing. He was one of the first tomato growers I met 30 years ago, and certainly the kindest one I have...Read More »
17 of 25 | Posted by: Anthony Keinath - Charleston, SC

“Our hearts are broken for ourselves and all the McKoy family. Adair was of the "salt of the Earth". One of the best, most spiritual and down right...Read More »
18 of 25 | Posted by: Vicki & Danny Marchant

“Praying for comfort. ”
19 of 25 | Posted by: Joe&Pam Flood

“Talk about a twinkle in his eyes! Adair always shared his warmth and joy of living with everyone. Our hearts are with you all dear family of this...Read More »
20 of 25 | Posted by: Lynn and Setve Peterson Peterson - CA

“I am so sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of Mr. McKoy (one that sticks out: he took Betsy and I to breakfast at McDonald's before...Read More »
21 of 25 | Posted by: Ellen Schmidt - NEW YORK, NY

“My deepest sympathy for your loss. ”
22 of 25 | Posted by: Courtney Morris-West - SC

“Corn parties along with endless memories. ”
23 of 25 | Posted by: Pete and Babs Ambrose

“Adair was the essence of gentleness and kindness, a blessing to all who knew him. ”
24 of 25 | Posted by: Bobby ODell

“Adair was such a wonderful man. We are going to miss him so much . Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Ronnie & Becky Caldwell ”
25 of 25 | Posted by: Ronnie & Becky Caldwell


Adair Morey McKoy III woke up in Heaven in the arms of his beloved Jesus on Sunday March 21, 2021. Adair was born in Wilmington NC on October 1, 1941, the eldest son of the late Adair Morey McKoy, Jr. and Priscilla Grainger McKoy. He graduated from Edmunds High School in Sumter, SC and attended Clemson University. Shortly after he served in the U.S. Marine Corps (Where everyday is a holiday and no job is ever a chore! He loved it!) He married the love of his life Boone Jenkins and moved to Wadmalaw Island where he was introduced to the low country. After working at Bears Bluff Marine Lab on Wadmalaw Island and for Gilbert Maggioni, in the oyster business out of Beaufort, SC, he knew all the creeks and rivers up and down the coast like the back of his hand! He then began his farming career. Farming was one of his true passions and spent nearly the next 60 years working the soil and growing grains and vegetables, especially tomatoes. Adair was an active member of St. Johns Parish Church, serving as senior warden and on vestry. He was very active in the Cursillo and Kairos Ministries. He served as president of the SC Tomato Association.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Boone Jenkins McKoy and his four children: Katie McKoy Stachelek (Rich), Adair Morey McKoy IV (Missy), Helen McKoy Russell (Whitt), and Betsy McKoy Johnsman (Greg); his seven grandchildren: Jeanie Stachelek Moore (Matt), Micah Stachelek (Liz), Caroline Russell, Whit Russell, Graydon McKoy, Victor Johnsman and Moses Johnsman; two great-grandchildren, Adair Moore and Josie Moore; one brother, Victor Grainger McKoy (Floride) of Stateburg, SC. He was preceded in death by his, brother Dr. Peter Brice McKoy (Peggy) of Camden, SC.

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