Brant Kelly Adams, age 64, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016. He was born July 24, 1951, in Cedar City, Utah, to Brant Keat and Elva Wright Adams. He married Wendy May Adams Sept. 3, 1976, in St. George, Utah.
Kelly was raised in Washington, Utah. Kelly had seven siblings, two brothers and five sisters. He learned at an early age to work hard. His parents owned a farm, and there were cows to milk and many other duties to attend to.
Kelly loved hunting and spending many camping trips up in the mountains with his dad, brothers and sons. He was a gun enthusiast and loved to discuss the quality and differences of guns. He’d let you know the ones he preferred. He was well known in the shooting community for his knowledge of guns.
Kelly loved motorcycles. and over the past few years. he has taken several trips to Driggs, Idaho, to visit his daughter and son-in-law.
Kelly attended the Washington County Schools. He graduated in 1969 at Dixie High. He attended Dixie College. Later, he chose to join the U.S. Army where he served in the Military Police. He also learned to be a paratrooper.
Kelly was trained and received an EMT Certificate, which served him well when he joined the Utah National Guard and became a medic. He served a total of over 20 years in the Army and Guard. He also spent over 20 years as a volunteer fireman. Kelly’s main profession was a glazier.
Kelly was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in various church callings over the years.
He is survived by his spouse, Wendy Adams, St. George, Utah; sons Kade (Sally) Adams, Ryan Adams, Kyle Adams and Kody Adams, of St. George, Utah; and daughter Jessica (Seth) Mills, of Driggs, Idaho. He is also survived by his mother, Elva Wright Adams of Washington, Utah; brothers Randy (June) Adams, of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Jack (Donna) Adams, of Antimony, Utah; and sisters Vicky (Don) Wiley, of Washington, Utah, Peggy, (Kelle) Pectol of Washington, Utah, Lori Black, of Washington, Utah, Carolyn (David) Carter of Cedar City, Utah, and Trisha (Scott) Jolley of Washington, Utah.
He was preceded in death by his father, Brant Keat Adams of Washington, Utah; and several nieces and nephews.
- Funeral services will be Monday, Jan. 25 11 a.m., at the Morningside 4th Ward Chapel, 930 S. Morningside Drive, St. George, Utah.
- There will be a viewing Sunday, Jan. 24, 6-8 p.m., at the Spilsbury Funeral Home, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, Utah,
- An additional viewing will be held Monday, 9:30-10:30 a.m., prior to the funeral at the Morningside Chapel.
- Interment will be in the Washington City Cemetery under the direction of the Spilsbury Funeral Home.
Friends and family are invited to sign Kelly’s guestbook online.