Eugene “Morris” “Grizz” Adams

October 27, 1954 ~ December 16, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old
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Eugene Adams Obituary

Eugene “Morris” “Grizz” Adams, 69, of Salem, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 16, 2023 in Bridgeport at United Hospital Center surrounded by his family.  He was born on October 27, 1954, a son of the late Harlin Eugene Adams and Dorothy Francis Clevenger Adams.

He is survived by his companion, Deborah Kelley; two daughters, Morissa Robinson and husband Tad of Myrtle Beach, SC and Amber Straight of St. Mary’s; five grandchildren, Emma Robinson, Sidni Gerlach, Riley Gerlach, Kaylee Robinson and Oliver Robinson; brothers and sisters, Lucinda “Cindy” Kelley of Salem, Charles “Chuck” Adams of Salem, Sherry Flanagan of Bridgeport,  and Robert “Bobby” Adams and wife Sheila of Morgantown; one niece, Mallory; three nephews, Stephen and his wife Stephanie, Robert and his wife Chrystal and Andrew; and also five great nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one infant sister, Jacqueline “Baby Jackie” Adams.

Morris was a 1972 graduate of Salem High School and also graduated from Salem College with a BA in Industrial Arts.  He was employed as a coal miner for over 35 years until his retirement.  Morris was a proud member of the United Mine Workers Association.  He was an avid collector of many things and often enjoyed going to yard sales and flea markets.  He was a Die Hard WVU Mountaineers fan as well as a Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He was a member of the Sperry-Davis VFW Post 9151 Auxiliary.  He will be remembered as a “One of a Kind” personality and always willing to help someone in need.

The family would like to extend a warm thank you to the Critical Care Team at United Hospital Center, especially two nurses, Sabra and Nate.  Morris was an organ donor.  “Giving to someone in need, my final gift, my final deed.”

The family will receive friends at Davis Funeral Home-Salem, 1999 W Main Street, Salem, WV on Thursday, December 21, 2023 from 3:00 pm -7:00 pm.  Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, December 22, 2023 at 11:00 am, with Pastor Keith Swiger presiding. Interment will follow at Salem IOOF Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at www.davisfuneralhomesalemwv.com. Davis Funeral Home- Salem is honored to serve the Adams family.

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December 21, 2023

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Davis Funeral Home - Salem and Crematory
1999 W Main Street
Salem, WV 26426

Funeral Service
December 22, 2023

11:00 AM
Davis Funeral Home - Salem and Crematory
1999 W Main Street
Salem, WV 26426


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