Joseph Ingram "Jody" Adams

Born: Tue., Sep. 9, 1975
Died: Fri., Aug. 16, 2013


5:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Tue., Aug. 13, 2013
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Wed., Aug. 14, 2013
Location: Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Wed., Aug. 21, 2013
Location: Poplar Grove Baptist Church

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Mr. Joseph “Jody” Ingram Adams, age 37 of Nicholasville, Kentucky went to be with the Lord on Friday August 16, 2013 at Rockcastle Regional Hospital in Mount Vernon, Kentucky after a long battle with Muscular Dystrophy.

Jody was born on September 9, 1975 in Lexington, Kentucky. He was a resident of Rockcastle Regional Hospital and Respiratory Care in Mount Vernon, Kentucky for the past sixteen years.  Jody was an avid published cartoonist, sculptor, illustrator, clown and politician.  In addition, he was an advocate for people with disabilities.  Through his courage, inspiration and humor he touched many lives along his way, and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.  He was a member of the Nicholasville Baptist Church, and had been baptized at Southland Christian Church.

Jody is survived by his parents: Glenn and Betty (Kirby) Williams of Nicholasville, Kentucky and Tim and Jackie Adams of Pewee Valley, Kentucky; Two sisters: Yvette Williams (fiance’ Dustin Gibson) of Nicholasville, Kentucky, Kesha Williams Kemp (Dean) of Nicholasville, Kentucky;  Two nephews: Colton Kemp, Kiptyn Kemp, and a host of family, friends and neighbors.

Jody is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Chub and Ruby Adams; His maternal grandparents: John “Ing” and Flonnie Kirby; Paternal grandparents: Glenn and Murrel “Jean” Williams and his brother: Timothy Winford Adams.

Funeral services for Mr. Joseph “Jody” Ingram Adams will be conducted on Wednesday August 21, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Poplar Grove Baptist Church with Rev . Rodney Murphy and Bro. Harold Harris officiating.  Burial will follow in the Poplar Grove Cemetery.

Visitation for Mr. Joseph “Jody” Ingram Adams will be held on Tuesday August 20, 2013 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM and on Wednesday August 21, 2013 from 12:00 Noon until 1:00 PM at the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals.

Casket bearers are:  Mike Adams, Nelson Bond, Mike Carpenter, Mike McFerron, Mike McGuire and Brandon Rogers.  Honorary casket bearers are:  Dustin Gibson, Dean Kemp, Colton Kemp, Kiptyn Kemp, David Parker and Johnna Rose. 

Expressions of sympathy can be made in the form of contributions to the memorial garden at Rockcastle Regional Hospital in Mount Vernon, Kentucky.

The family would like to thank our dear friends at Rockcastle Regional Hospital and Respiratory Care Center who became family to Jody and ourselves.

Condolences to the family may be made at his online registry at


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Jill Poynter Stevens
   Posted Fri August 16, 2013
Betty Jo, I'm so sorry for your loss. We all loved Jody here and will miss him so much. Please let me know if I can help in any way. Love Jill Stevens

Carol & Ken Rayborn
   Posted Sat August 17, 2013
We pray that God's richest blessings will be poured upon each of you and that He will give you peace when dealing with this tragic loss, and beyond.


Carol & Ken Rayborn

Peggy Wear
   Posted Sun August 18, 2013
I never personally met Jody-only knew him through Facebook and Pinterest. I always enjoyed reading his opinions and studying his artwork. I admired him so much and hoped to meet him some day. His father Tim Adams is my first cousin. My prayers and sympathy go out to all of his many friends and family.

Joan Hackley
   Posted Sun August 18, 2013
My prayers for your family, and our church, Hebron Lakeside Church, lifted your family in prayer. I enjoyed visiting Jody, with Mike and the youth this year. He was truly inspiring to our young people. He touched many lives

Pamela Wilson
   Posted Mon August 19, 2013
There's never enough life to do nor say everything but the interruption is temporary as Jehovah our creator promises to make it up to us when we are resurrected. I am pleased that Jody will greet us! I love you Betty and Glenn: you are awesome parents. I'm sorry that you have to feel this heart pain.

Bobby Bryant
   Posted Mon August 19, 2013
Jody, I didn't get the chance to come back by and see you. But I do know that you'll be missed very much. Myself, now I'll have to eat all this "hot" salsa all by myself when I make it. Always loved making it and sending it to you. Was glad to make any of your stay there a little better. Can only smile now and remember. Hope you're looking down on all of us and know that you are loved and missed by alot of people. Prayers be with all your family at this time. And hope that God will touch their hearts and heal them as well. Going to miss you Bud and hope to see you again someday and we can talk NASCAR again.


Rodney Weaver
   Posted Mon August 19, 2013
I have known Jody since he came to Rockcastle Regional Hospital. He will be missed by all who took care of him. Jody will be remembered for his artistic abilities and his sense of humor to mention just a couple of traits. He made the most of his situation. I am glad to have known him and call him friend. My thoghts and prayers to his family.

Wayne and Nina Hodge
   Posted Mon August 19, 2013
Jackie and Tim, please know our hearts and prayers are with you. We know the pain of losing a son. No more suffering, no more pain; our Lord Redeems it all and makes all things new.
That Hope brings so much peace and is eternal!
Call us anytime if we can do anything at all

Donna Hasty
   Posted Mon August 19, 2013
I will miss my dear friend so much,Jody meant so much to me and my heart is so sad but I know he is in no more pain.I will be praying for his family that God will comfort you through this time of sorrow,I will miss you Jody.

Vicki Fuchs and family
   Posted Tue August 20, 2013
Betty and Glenn, Yvette and Kesha-
I am so sorry for the grief that you are feeling now. Jody was a very special young man, and a loving cousin. We will miss him deeply. We are praying for all of you. Mom is very sad that she can't be there to comfort you now, the way you comforted her when Lisa passed away, but please know she loves you all dearly!

William & Shirley Crawford
   Posted Tue August 20, 2013
Yvette & family, we were so sorry to hear about Jody. You will continue to be in our prayers. we love you very much.

   Posted Tue August 20, 2013
My little friend from Sunday School was such a sweetie. He was an inspiration to everyone. I know he right up there with God and doing thing he wants to do. Love you guys.

Elizabeth Kidwell
   Posted Tue August 20, 2013
Tim and Jackie, so sorry to hear of the passing of Jody. Our prayers are with you all. I know he was a really special young man.

Lonnie & Teresa Vanzant
   Posted Tue August 20, 2013
So sorry to hear of your loss. You all are in our thoughts & prayers.

Elizabeth Tracy
   Posted Tue August 20, 2013
Jody was the light of our world, he will be missed so much! Thank you for sharing him with us! He was loved by all of us!

sherry spragens
   Posted Wed August 21, 2013
I will miss Jody and all our talks about politics. He use to say we were the only democrats at the hospital. He was a special guy and I know he will be missed by all of us at Rockcastle Hospital.

Twila Burdette
   Posted Wed August 21, 2013
Betty & Family, You all are a great family and I know you will miss Jody! He was truly a special person that I loved. I first came to know Jody over 15 years ago and I can honestly say there was never a dull moment when I was with him. My kids enjoyed visiting and talking to him and were always amazed at his artist abilities! He was loved by many folks around here. May you all find comfort in the arms of Jesus!

Dan and Becky Epperson
   Posted Wed August 21, 2013
To each and everyone in Jody's family...You have been in my thoughts and prayers for the past week. Jody was a special person, who gave blessings and words of encouragement to all who knew him. Even though he was confined to a wheelchair and hospital bed he made so much of the special talents God blessed him with. Jody is someone we can all admire. He will leave special memories to everyone who was fortunate enough to know him. Prayers and love.....

Kim Carter Hacker
   Posted Thu August 22, 2013
I'm terribly sad to hear of Jody's passing. We were classmates at Jessamine County Middle and High Schools (when there was only one of each). He had the sweetest soul. I'll never forget his contagious smile and possitive outlook on life . I know he will be missed by many. May this family find peace, in time.

Michele Reynolds Griffin
   Posted Thu August 22, 2013
WOW!!!!.. What a day of celebration the angels are having...Jody..i remember you from Sunday School at Nicholasville Baptist..U made us smile way back then and I can't imagine the joy your are bringing to the heavens above..
To your family..
Always remember his smile..and know that he is watching over you..
Keep the happy times close to your heart and know that living the right type of life you WILL see him again..

Patsy and Dan McFalls
   Posted Thu August 22, 2013
We were so sorry to learn of Jody's death. We work with him for many years at Rockcastle Hospital. Smooth Sailing Jody.

Mark Underwood
   Posted Sat August 24, 2013
Jody has been a friend for longer than I can remember. I will miss him, and look forward to seeing him again in Heaven someday. I'll always appreciate his positive outlook on life despite many hardships. He had a gift of rising above it and taking everyone in the room up with him :)

Audra Stotts
   Posted Sun August 25, 2013
Betty and Family

My thoughts prayers are with you at this difficult time. If there is anything I can do, please don't hesitate to let me know.

Elizabeth Blair Wilson
   Posted Thu September 05, 2013
I grew up with Jody we started in kindergarten and graduated high school together. He was always very sweet and always had a smile on his face. He also was a very talented cartoonist and artist. I am honored to have had the chance to grow up with him and get to know him. I will always cherish our memories of being in classes together. He was a very special person. Thanks for your love and kindness Jody.

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