PAULDING -- Den Adams, 70, left this earth to go to be in his heavenly home on Friday, November 29, 2013.
He was born December 6, 1942, in Jeremiah, Kentucky, the son of Arthur and Helmer (Thompson) Adams. On August 31, 1962, he married Judith A. Commers, who survives. He was a charter member of Paulding EMS; a Paulding County Sheriff Department deputy; lieutenant for the Paulding Police Reserves; and was employed by Johns Manville.
But his greatest triumph was receiving Jesus Christ as his Savior and serving the Lord. His relationship with God was what he held most near and dear to his heart. He witnessed to many people and openly professed how the Lord had healed him of cancer twice. He loved everybody and enjoyed taking any opportunity to ask them if they knew Jesus. He also loved taking his '67 GTO to car shows and cruise-ins at the Vagabond Village. Den was a man of strength, integrity, conviction and piety who loved his family more than anything else in the world. His family is very proud of him and he truly was "Blessed coming in and blessed going out"-- Deuteronomy 28:6.
He is survived by his wife, Judith A. Adams; three children, Dennis (Lana) Adams, John Adams, and Tracy (Paul) Roddy, all of Paulding; five brothers, Alfred Adams of Isom, Ky., Bill (Louise) Adams of Jeremiah, Ky., Bud (Christine) Adams of Paulding, and J.R. Adams and Tony (Linda) Adams, both of Letcher, Ky.; four sisters, Janet (Roger) Hill of Hazard, Ky., Debbie (Woody) Adams of Jeremiah, Ky., Maggie Adams of Somerset, Ky., and Tammy Adams, Jenkins, Ky.; six grandchildren, Sheri (Nate) Rhonehouse, Kelsey (Kyle) Kauser, Maycee, Madison and Bailey Adams and Jack Roddy; and five great-grandchildren, Ethan, Weston and Landen Rhonehouse, Charlotte Kauser and one on the way.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Shannon Adams; and three sisters, Geneva Adams, Reneva Hayes and Anis Adams.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 7, at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding. Burial will follow in Paulding Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Friday, December 6, and one hour prior to services on Saturday at Den Herder Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be sent to Wounded Warriors, World Challenge or a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com.