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Steve Adams was teacher, lawyer

A “celebration of life” service was held in Louisville last week for Stephens Patrick “Steve” Adams, a Letcher County native who died March 7. He was 91.

Adams, who died at Signature Healthcare East, was born July 15, 1919 in Mayking, the second of five children born to G. Bennett Adams and Ella Combs Adams.

After serving in the Army Air Corps in World War II, Adams received his teaching certificate from Morehead State and his B.A. and law degree from the University of Louisville Law School. He had been a teacher and principal of the Mayking School in Letcher County. He later joined General Motors as a claims supervisor before establishing the law practice Adams, Nicholas, Welch and Vandeventer.

After retirement, Adams enjoyed traveling, gardening and teaching Sunday School at West Broadway Baptist Church in Louisville, and also volunteering at the Veterans Administration Hospital. He was a member of the Gideon International and the Jeffersontown Masonic Lodge # 774.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Bertha ( Lucas) Adams; sons, Donn P. and Terry D. Adams: brother Dr. Billy Adams; grandchildren, Dock Adams and Jesse T. Adams; and a host of nieces and nephews.

The service was held March 10 at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven Chapel in Louisville. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park.

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