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Mr. Monroe Wayne Adams, age 81, beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, and brother, left this world peacefully Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Rockcastle Regional Hospital in Mount Vernon, KY.
Wayne was born July 22, 1938, in Mt. Vernon, a son of the late Lewis L. Adams and the late Myrtle Pennington, in Mt. Vernon, KY. He was united in marriage to his wife Barbara Burdette Adams on October 9, 1957, and they enjoyed 58 years together, prior to her passing on October 2, 2015. He was a farmer for 40 years and then started a new career going back to college at 50 to become a Respiratory Therapist working with ventilator patients at Rockcastle Hospital. He was a man of many talents including woodworking, oil painting, and fishing and took many trips to Canada with Barb and Family. At age 60, he gave his life to the Lord and was a faithful member of Copper Creek Missionary Baptist church.
Wayne is survived by one daughter Debby Adams Bowles and Ricky of Mt Vernon; sons: Bobby Lance Adams and wife Debra of Quail, Rodger Adams of Mt Vernon, and Michael Seth Adams and wife Natashia of Mt Vernon. He is also survived by grandsons Joshua Bowles and wife Jennifer, Jeremy Adams and wife Kelsey, Jonas Adams, and granddaughters Karah Bowles Short and husband Adam, and Talia Loudermilk Ten great grandchildren also survive – Jaydon, Grayson, Isabella, and Archer Bowles; VivieAnn and Grant Short, Kaitlyn Adams, Emma J. Loudermilk,Imogen Adams and Daxton Adams. Wayne has also enjoyed a very special loving relationship with his niece Lavada Adams.
Wayne is also survived by two brothers, Kenneth Adams, Brodhead, and Bill Adams and wife Phyllis of Mt Vernon as well as a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors.
He was preceded in death by his wife Barbara, one daughter Michelle Adams, and parents.
Services for Wayne will be conducted at the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals. Visitation will be Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 6-9pm. Funeral will be Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 2pm, with Bro Kenneth Thompson and Bro. Randal Adams officiating. Burial will follow in Saylor Cemetery on Brindle Ridge.
Contributions and donations can be made in memory of Wayne to the Alzheimer’s Association; www.act.alz.org or 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601