EUGENE ADAMS
 Eugene Adams was born February 21, 1923, and departed this life on May 26, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital,
Lexington, Kentucky.  Eugene was the son of Stephen and Lucinda Back Adams of Jeremiah, Kentucky.  He
married Jenette Adams on December 24, 1943.  To this union were born five children, Carla Slone of Jeremiah,
James R. “Ginger” Adams of Letcher, Stephen “Ted” Adams of Letcher, Gary Eugene Adams of Jeremiah, Terry
Wayne Adams of Jeremiah, and an adopted daughter Sharon Cornett.

   Nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren survive him.  He also leaves to mourn his passing a brother,
Ellis Adams of Jeremiah and two sisters, Pressie Adams of Jeremiah and Lucille Gilkeson of Dayton, Ohio.  Two
brothers, Melvin Adams and Ray Arnold and four sisters, Arminta Blair, Roseanna Adams, Martha Caudill, and
Tina Adams preceded Eugene in death.

   Eugene was a loving husband and father.  He was a talented repairman and spent his working days in the
mines of the surrounding area.  He was a generous and caring individual who loved life and gave  freely of his
talents and resources to help his church and his neighbors.  Eugene was a man who loved to laugh and make
oters laugh.  His practical jokes were legendary.  Eugene took pride in his gardening abilities and loved to share
the fruits of his labors with family and friends.

   Eugene lived his life as an example for others.  His family drew strength from the example he set.  Always a
man of faith, he formally proclaimed a profession of faith in July, 1974, joining the Blair Branch Old Regular
Baptist Church.  He was an active member of the church serving as the treasurer for 24 years and as a deacon
for 26 years.

Written by: Jenette Adams and members of the family
Life is so precious even though you are gone
Holding on to memories, keeping them fond
I’m always remembering your smiling face
Remembering everything of your wonderful grace

I know you are in heaven, in the sky up above
But I’ll always hold onto your everlasting love
You were the kindest person I ever did meet
I know for me you would have walked on nails
Without shoes on your feet

You were a Christian; your soul was saved
To your church so many contributions you had given
You have no more suffering and now no more pain
I hope from this more Christians we will gain

What was I doing?  You’d always ask
Pushing me forward and keeping me on task
You are my hero you always held me so near
Now with you as my guardian angel I have nothing to fear

I know you are somewhere joking of anything you can find
Saying what first pop up on your mind
You told me about Jack, how he said he was doing nothing
But I have to tell you this I have to tell you something

You have taught me so much and from you I have learned
Take care of what you get nd what you have earned
Please watch over me forever and through it all

I love you so much, yes I love you, Papaw

Written for my Papaw
By:  Andia Adams
May 28. 2003
Eugene Adams