Mar 1 2013 by Clair Fullarton, Kilmarnock Standard
An emotional tribute has been paid to a doting dad who was tragically killed in a road accident.
John Adams is described as a contented family man whose proudest moment was seeing his beloved baby son being born.
That’s how he’ll be remembered by his loving partner Lorraine Murray, who is totally bereft by his untimely death on Friday night after a crash between Crosshouse and Knockentiber.
She said: “I don’t think it has really hit me yet. I am devastated by John’s death, I just feel broken.”
Knockentiber man John, 32, was on his way home to Lorraine and their 15-month-old son Murray, when he was killed in a car accident, just seconds from his front door.
Lorraine, 26, said: “Murray and I were waiting for him as we always do, only this time he didn’t come home. Murray is keeping me going just now, but I feel so sad that he won’t remember his daddy and how much he loved him.
“John beamed with pride whenever he was with Murray.”
Celtic fan John, who is originally from New Farm Loch, is described by Lorraine as a happy, family man — happiest when he was with his son.
He also loved chatting to pals and ‘the banter’ and always had time for people. The couple were together for six years and had set up home in Knockentiber two years ago, shortly before baby Murray’s arrival.
He worked for more than a decade at the Ayrshire Towbar Centre in Gatehead Road, Crosshouse.
Lorraine, a hairdresser and beauty therapist, said: “People might think we had a boring, quiet life, but we were so happy and settled. It was always just the three of us andwe were his life.”
His workmates, including brother Thomas, are still reeling from John’s death.
Eamonn Boyle of the Towbar Centre said: “John was a highly-valued member of staff and a great friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with Lorraine, Murray, Thomas and all John’s family.”
A source of comfort to Lorraine since John’s death has been the support she has received. She said: “I would just like to say thanks to everyone who has shown kindness and sympathy since John’s accident. People have rallied round and their support has kept me going.”
John is also survived by his parents Dot and Tam of New Farm Loch and all his siblings.
Police are still looking for witnesses to the accident which happened at 5.45pm on Friday.
His white Peugeot 205 left the B751 Crosshouse to Knockentiber road and hit a crash barrier, next to a farm building.
Call Sergeant Mark McGowan on 0141 532 6442 if you can help.