OBITUARY

Richard David Adams

September 9, 1943July 2, 2019
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Richard D. Adams 75, passed away July 2, 2019 with his family by his side. Richard leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of 16 years Carol Vish-Adams, children Lynn Howard (Mark), Scott Adams (Michelle), Danette Raymer, David W. Adams, step-children Connie Lawson (Wade) and Terri Vish-Miller (Chris), 15 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Richard is also survived by 5 sisters.

A service to honor the life of Richard will be held Friday, July 12, 2019 at 12pm in the chapel of Arch L. Heady at Resthaven Funeral Home 4400 Bardstown Road Louisville, KY. Richard will then be laid to rest next to his second wife Mary Katherine “Katie” Adams.

The family will receive visitors Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 4-7pm at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy can be sent to the American Liver Foundation in honor of Richard.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, July 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 12, 2019
  • Burial Friday, July 12, 2019

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Jennifer Edwarda Edwards

July 11, 2019

Uncle Richard and Uncle Ed were both convinced to bring their wives, (Aunt Carol&Stella) to get pedicures from me at a salon I worked out. This has been at least 5 years ago. They wanted in on some of the pampering as well and once I finished the services we found both Uncles propped up in lounge chairs with neck wraps and cucumber chilled water! Talk about some divas! Lol

I will never forget my kind hearted, soft spoken, guitar picking, church going, wise uncle! Rest Easy, Uncle Richie! Watch over Aunt Carol 💕🙏

Scott Adams

July 11, 2019

I remember dad had a talent for sharing entertaining 'tall tales'. Some of my favorites include: "The dotted lines on the road is where they sewed it in place", "Bacon grows on trees, but you must pick it before the sun rises or it will shrivel up" (we had a bacon tree in our back-yard in Mt. Eden), and "If you leave your flashlight on too long in the winter, the beam will freeze". These tales came from a man that held a deep creativity, a creativity that was expressed through his words and his hands. There wasn't anything he could not build or repair. I remember the first electric car (not a Tesla, it was an Adams!) A little red, wooden coupe with a white racing stripe powered by a car battery and a starter, it had only one speed - GO!
This creative spirit he shared has passed down to his children and grandchildren and will live on with smiles, laughter, and inquisitive smirks.
I remember and admire dad's work ethic. Obtaining his high school diploma and an engineering degree as a working adult with children amazes me to this day. How he found the time, I do not know - if you were to ask him he would probably say he had some extra wrapped in the chest freezer!
Dad I love you, you will be missed greatly; those remaining can take peace in knowing we will meet again, in that beautiful place prepared.
Scott

Mari Singer

July 11, 2019

Uncle Richard possessed an equanimity that a lot of us could take away from. I treasure the many memorable memories that he provided for Aunt Carol and our family.

He will be dearly missed, but never forgotten. Rest easy Uncle Richard.

Chris Miller

July 10, 2019

Richard Adams to some Pepaw to others friend to all.
The same man every day. Calm, collected and thoughtful never was cross or critical word uttered. Contagious confident smile on his face casually observant . You always knew he had the right plan. You will be dearly missed my friend.

Doug Klinglesmith

July 10, 2019

Ill never forget Richards calming spirit. He wasn’t a man of many words, but the words he did speak where of gratitude and thankfulness. I’ll never forget when I was in the hospital back in 2013 Richard was the last one in my room beforeI headed to surgery. When Richard came into my room with a smile on his face I felt the peace and calmness he always brought.
I attended several Louisville Cardinal games with Richard and Carol and Richard my brother you have earned your wings. Fly high my brother until we meet again.

Dr. Mark Deakins

July 10, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Richard's passing. You two have been missed at Broadway!!! Your sweet smiles and spirit have been sorely missed!

I pray God comforts you with His love, mercy and grace especially at this time.

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