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1939 Adair 2019

Adair Tune Schippers

November 13, 1939 — August 31, 2019

Adair Tune Schippers, age 79, of Nashville Tennessee passed from this life on August 31st surrounded by loved ones. She was preceded in death by parents John Cunningham Tune & Harriet Childress, her husband, James H. Schippers, and is survived by her three children, Jon Schippers, Sean Schippers, and Brock Schippers. She is survived by her sister Ethel Bailey Tune, preceded in death by her brother John Childress Tune, sister Melody Jean Dolan, and Ellen Anne Tune. Adair had six grandchildren, Katie Bateman, Jon Jon Schippers, Zane Schippers, Hailey Schippers, Julian Schippers and Evan Schippers.  She was a strong loving woman who always put her family first. Adair valued friendships and loved spending time serving the community of Kingston Springs. Devoted to her Catholic faith, it became a pillar for her throughout life. Love had no bounds for her as she loved all across the aisle. She had friends young and old. She also loved the companionship of dogs, bird watching, and was fascinated by elephants.Adair was passionate about politics and spent her life dedicated to the Republican Party serving in multiple roles. She worked in the TN State Senate from 1983-1994 for Senator Curtis Person of Memphis and the Judiciary Committee. From 1995-1998 she worked for Governor Don Sundquist in the Legislative Liaison Office. Adair also served as the Secretary for the State Executive Committee of the State Republican Party in the late 1990’s & 2000’s. Adair assisted her husband, Jim, when he was Chairman of Cheatham County Republican Party. Then, she went on to sit to serve as County Commissioner for District 6. Later, she served on Zach Wamps leadership team in 2009. After being impacted by the 2010 devastating flood in Nashville, Adair wanted to help her community. She volunteered with the Ark Community Resource Center in Cheatham County to help families stay afloat after the flood. She served on the relief center setup that distributed clothing, cleaning supplies, etc to those in need. Then, she sat on the board for a long term recovery plan that aided in strategizing how donated funds were distributed to the flood victims. The Ark quickly became her passion as she volunteered a few days a week to help serve her local community. She was so proud to be a part of this organization. Adair touched many people’s lives through her joyful spirit, and the family’s prayer is that her legacy would live on through the loving act of giving back to those in need.   Visitation with the family will be from 9am until 11am on Friday, September 6, 2019 at St. Henry’s Catholic Church, located at 6401 Harding Pike in Nashville with funeral mass immediately following.  Interment will follow services in Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Ark Community Resource Center in Pegram, TN    
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