Harold Adams

Obituary of Harold Adams

Harold Ray "Rawhyde" Adams, 72, passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at his home in Corbin.

Born in Clinton, Tennessee, Harold had been an engineer for L&N/CSX Railroad for 30 years, was a U.S. Army veteran, and he attended New Zion Ministries.

Harold was a member of the Cumberland Valley Cruise-In and enjoyed rebuilding antique cars. After his career with the railroad, he had  been self-employed as a truck driver.

He was preceded in death by his parents Marcus Adams and Minnie Rapier Adams; and by his brothers Jack and Jerry Adams.

He is survived by his companion June Carpenter; his "adopted son"  Mark Perkins; children Ray, Beth, and Julie; sisters Margie, Jill, Beverly, and Ruth Ann; and by a host of nieces, nephews,  grandchildren, and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, November 17, 2017 at Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Stansbury Cemetery with military honors.

Friends will be received from 6:00-9:00 PM on Thursday, November 16, at the funeral home.

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