Adams, Ronald Herbert (Atty)

Passed: 1987-09-09

Age: 58

Source: Jackson Herald

Death Notice: 1987-09-16

Obituary Date:

Information: Prominent Jackson County lawyer, Ronald Herbert Adams, 58, succumbed to cancer Wednesday night, Sept. 9, 1987, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley.  He was a senior partner in the Ripley law firm of Adams and Fisher.  He had been a practicing attorney in the Fifth Judicial Circuit since 1956 when he graduated from West Virginia University College of Law.  He was first associated with Ripley attorney French Boggess in the practice of law.  Mr. Adams was involved in many community endeavors.  He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Ripley, served on the Board of Directors of Jackson General Hospital and also the Jackson County Health Department.  He was a former member of the Jackson County Board of Education.  He was a member of the West Virginia Bar Association and was past president of the Jackson County Bar Association.  He was also past president of the Ripley Rotary Club and at the time of his death was serving as an elder in the First Presbyterian Church in Ripley.  The civic leader was named Distinguished West Virginian by Governor Arch Moore, Jr. in 1970.  He was commissioned as First Lieutenant in the U. S. Army, serving in the Korean Conflict.  Mr. Adams was born in Parkersburg, May 30, 1929, the son of the late Herbert C. and Lena D. Adams. He was a graduate of Morgantown High School, West Virginia University and WVU College of Law.  At the university, he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity and Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity.  Mr. Adams is survived by his wife, Betsy V. Adams, Ravenswood; two daughters, Deborah Adams Nikjah, Clearwater, Fla., and Vicki Adams Moses, Brandon, Fla.; one sister, Nancy White, Fairfield Glade, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Talah Nikjeh and Arian Nikjeh, both of Clearwater, Fla.  Funeral services were Saturday at Straight-Tucker Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with the Rev. William G. McMorran, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Ripley, officiating.  Burial was in Ravenswood Cemetery.