Dean Adams, 77, of Totz, died September 28 at Landmark of Elkhorn City Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.
Born in Letcher County to the late William and Marlie Ison Adams, he was the father of the late Sherrie Adams.
Mr. Adams was also preceded in death by four siblings, Doris Ison, Ray Adams, Gay Adams, and Paul Adams.
He was graduated from Whitesburg High School.
Mr. Adams served in the United States Army, receiving numerous honors including the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Vietnam Service Medal, and spent several years in Vietnam.
He enjoyed travel and spending time at their place on Cherokee Lake. Mr. Adams loved woodworking and was a talented craftsman. He had for many years worked as a mine electrician for International Harvester Benham Coal Company. After his career in the coal mines, he moved to Kingsport and opened an appliance business, then moved back to Harlan County, where he lived the rest of his life.
Surviving are his wife, Donna Taylor Adams; two children, Kevin Howard Pitta and wife, Deana of Idaho, and Billy Dean Adams and wife, Tonya, of Nicholasville; and three grandchildren, Jac Pitta, Anna Adams, and Lauren Adams.
Funeral services were held October 2 at the Totz Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in the Jacob Creech Cemetery in Cumberland, with military rites performed by the Harlan County Honor Guard.
Tri City Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
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