Silas Adams, a retired miner and M.S.H.A. Inspector, passed away on December 17, 2023, at Hazard ARH. Born on March 6, 1939, in Yeaddiss, Kentucky, Silas led a remarkable life filled with love, dedication, and service to others.
Silas was a man of unwavering faith and spent countless hours reading his Bible. His spiritual devotion guided him throughout his life, offering him strength and solace in times of challenge and joy.
After graduating from high school, Silas proudly served his country as a United States Navy Veteran. His service in the Navy reflected his deep love for his homeland and the values it stood for. After leaving the military, Silas embarked on a career as a miner. He worked diligently in the mining industry for many years before transitioning to become an M.S.H.A. Inspector. Silas took pride in his work and upheld the highest standards of safety and regulation enforcement.
Outside of work and military service, Silas enjoyed various hobbies and interests that brought him joy. He had a passion for playing the guitar and would often spend hours strumming melodies that resonated deep within him. He took great pride in playing guitar with Scottie Day and the Country Knights Band. He enrolled in college classes at the Bluegrass School of Music. Engaging in outdoor activities like corn hole and golf also brought him immense pleasure.
Silas made significant contributions to his community and actively participated in several organizations. He was dedicated to the Perry County DAV Chapter #64 as well as the DAV Auxillary, where he selflessly served those who had bravely fought for our country. Silas was also a proud member of the Masonic Lodge.
In both life's joys and sorrows, family played a central role for Silas. He was preceded in death by his parents Frazier and Eliza Wells Adams, as well as his first wife Cinda Miniard Adams - mother to their children and his second wife, Janet Moore, two sons. Norman Adams and Bryan Adams. Additionally, he mourned the loss of two grandsons, Joshua Coots and Jonathan Adams, as well as a host of brothers and sisters.
Silas is survived by four loving daughters: Deborah Fields (Andy) of London, KY; Judy Adams of Hazard, KY; Jacalyn Day (Michael) of Nicholasville, KY; and Bethany L. Napier of Yeaddiss, KY. He is also survived by step-son William Moore (Rhonda) of Cambridge, IN, and step-daughter Deborah Moore (Mitch) of Hazard, KY. Silas leaves behind eight grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren who will cherish his memory for generations to come.
To honor Silas's life and offer support to those who loved him, visitation will be held on December 20, 2023, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Walker Funeral Homes, LLC in Hyden, Kentucky. The funeral service will take place the following day, December 21, 2023, at 1:00 PM at the same location. Interment will follow in the KY Veteran Cemetery South East located at Hyden, KY. Full military rites will be observed by the Perry County D.A.V. Chapter #64 and the Leslie County D.A.V. Chapter #133. The following will serve as his pallbearers: Michael Day, Andy Fields, Devin Shepherd, Cameron Napier, Andrew Day, Scottie Day, Doug Spurlock and David Day. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Mitchell and Dennis Griffin.
Silas Adams will be remembered for his unwavering faith, dedicated service to his country and community organizations, and the love he shared with his family. His legacy will live on through the memories he created with those fortunate enough to have known him. May he rest in eternal peace.