Ike Reece Adams, 72, of Paint Lick, passed away Friday, June 18, 2021 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. Born January 5, 1949 in Jeremiah, Kentucky, Ike was a son of the late Elmer and Marie Adams . He had many years worked as a grant writer, especially for the C.A.P., and fundraising events, and was a newspaper columnist for several papers throughout the state. Ike was a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, enjoyed spending his free time fishing, gardening, and photography, as well as playing music with his friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Keith Adams, and infant twins, Billy & Betty Adams. His survivors include his wife, Loretta Embree Adams, daughters Geneva Marie (Scott) Tesh of Houston, TX, Jennifer (Kevin) Ochs of Richmond, & Carol (Dana) Deatherage of Stanford, a son, Christopher Richter of Paint Lick, two brothers, Andy Adams of Johnson County, Ky., and Steve (Brenda) Adams of Letcher County, Ky. He also leaves behind seven grandchildren , Mazzen Ramzy, Isabel, Zachary, Amber, Braden, Tyler, as well as two great grandchildren, Amara & Scarlett. Ike’s requests for cremation rites have been honored. A visitation and gathering of friends will take place from 4:00—7:00 PM Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at the Mt. Tabor Baptist Church Fellowship Hall , with a memorial service beginning at 7:00 PM in the church sanctuary by Rev. Joe Tuttle. Honorary Pallbearers will be John Edwards, Jack Edwards & Chris Adams & Ralph King. In lieu of flowers, contributions may go to the American Diabetes Association or Hospice Care Plus. Friends and family may leave special memories or condolences on his tribute page at www.ramsey-young.com
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