Robert Vernon Adams died August 30. He was 80 years old.
Adams was a son of the late Louis Gibson and Kelsey G. Adams, and a grandson of the late Will and Loretta Adams, with whom he lived after his mother’s death. He was married to the late Ona Blaine Quillen Adams, and was the father of the late Michael Lynn Adams. He was a brother of the late Kelsey Ray Adams and Alice Mae Adams.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and was a manager of the A&P grocery stores in Neon and Harlan. He also worked at the Quillen Rexalls in Whitesburg and Neon before he and his wife purchased the drugstore in Neon. After selling the drugstore in the early 1980s, he worked in the produce department at Rowlette’s Shopwise.
Adams was a member of the Neon Volunteer Fire Department and later served on its board of directors. He also belonged to the Neon Community Lions Club and was a committee chair for the eyeglass project. He was a mem- ber of the First Church of God.
Surviving are a son, Phillip V. Adams and wife Kathy, and a daughter, Linda Adams Collins and husband James D., all of Neon; grandchildren, Allison R. Adams, Jonathan D. Adams, Robert K. Collins, and S. Stamper Collins, all of Neon, and Michael A. Adams and wife Heather, Fort Campbell; sisters, Delores Adams and Lorinda Grubbs and husband Jerry, all of Lincoln Park, Mich., and Violetta Adams, Pikeville; nephews, Dr. Sam W. Quillen and wife Anna, and Cossie “Scooter” Quillen and wife Brenda; and niece, Lesley Quillen Williams and husband Dennis.
Funeral services were held September 2 at the Neon First Church of God. Burial was in the Reynolds Cemetery at Seco.
Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.