Stephen Patrick Adams

July 15, 1919March 7, 2011

Stephen Patrick “Steve” Adams 91, of Louisville, returned to his Heavenly Father Monday, March 7, 2011 at Signature Healthcare East. He was born July 15, 1919 in Mayking, KY. He was the second of five children born to G. Bennett Adams and Ella Combs Adams. Stephen was a W.W.II Army Air Corps. Veteran. After serving his country, he 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. He then established a law practice Adams, Nicholas, Welch and Vandeventer. After retirement he enjoyed traveling, gardening and teaching Sunday School and serving his church, West Broadway Baptist Church and also volunteering at the V.A. Hospital. He was a member of the Gideon International and the Jeffersontown Masonic Lodge # 774. He leaves to cherish his memory the love of his life and wife of sixty eight years, Bertha (Lucas) Adams; sons, Donn P. and Terry D. Adams: brother Dr. Billy Adams and grandchildren Dock Adams and Jesse T. Adams and a host of nieces and nephews. His Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven Chapel, 4400 Bardstown Road with burial to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00 till 8:00 p.m.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 10, 2011
  • Visitation Wednesday, March 9, 2011

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Mark Richardson

March 21, 2011

God bless Mr. Adams

March 13, 2011

Thinking of you at this difficult time, Debora Krekel

Carl & Marsha Kincer Banks

March 11, 2011

We have fond memories of Steve and the years he spent in Letcher County. He contributed to the lives of many young people doing his tenure at Mayking School. Best Wishes to Bert, Donnie, Terry and all who will miss him.

Kaye Combs Moore

March 10, 2011

I have missed Ruby June so much since last May! We had fun as Combs cousins and members of the Pine Mountain Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Whitesburg. I stayed with her after Cecil passed away and I visited her in Columbus, GA so she always kept me up to date about her brothers Bill and Steve. Ella Combs'father and Viola Combs'father were brothers and are buried at Isom, KY. Viola Combs Moore was my Mother. You are in my prayers, Kaye

Mike & Christie Oliveri

March 10, 2011

Dock, Nina & Terry: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Mike & Christie Oliveri

Margaret Bohn

March 9, 2011

I loved Paps---he was so kind to me and to everyone he met........