Robert E. Adcock, Sr. PhD
March 28th, 1910 - August 24th, 2012 102 Years
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Robert E. Adcock, Sr. PhD, 102
Agricultural Attache for the United States Government
Lakeland- Mr. Robert E. Adcock, Sr. PhD. died August 24, 2012 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. He was born March 28, 1910 in Hartman, Arkansas. He was member of Alpha Zeta Agricultural fraternity while attending Oklahoma State University. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Mr. Adcock was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Perkins, Oklahoma, a member of the Rotary Club in Harrison, Arkansas and he was a member of the National Association of Federal Employees.
Mr. Adcock was preceded in death by his 1st wife of 67 years, Catherine J. Adcock.
Survivors include his 2nd wife of 10 years, Ruth W. Adcock, Lakeland, sons, Robert E. Adcock, Jr., Lakeland, James M. Adcock, PhD, McDonough, Ga., 3 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
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Sara Piliotis on November 19th, 2012 - 1:01 am said:
My husband and I were staying in Greece when we heard the news that Uncle Bob had died and though he had lived a very long life and his time had come - we both stopped our converstion and just sat there - looking at the sea - remembering our own special thoughts of Robert Adcock - the baby of the family - and what he had meant to both of us. I had met my Uncle Bob and Aunt Catherine and Bobby and Jimmy many years ago in Blytheville Arkansas when they were on their way to Columbia and later when Uncle Bob came through California - on his way to Kuala Lumpur (spelling?) and we had good times together - Aunt Catherine and my mother - Uncle Bob\'s sister Velda - talked early into the morning and reconnected once again. However, it is the last ten years of my mother\'s life that I began to love my Uncle Bob - for it was during this period of time that my mother lived in a nursing home and Uncle Bob, in his way, made her life so much better. Every now and then he would send her twenty dollars and she loved receiving her brother\'s letters - which he sent reasonably often. Also I would bring her home many days but nearly always on Sunday and on this day she and Uncle Bob would get together on the telephone and discuss the football games of the day. She loved her little brother and these were special times for her and frankly I felt the love that they shared. My moma died in 1998 at the age of 96 - it was painful for Uncle Bob - but I am hopeful that he understood how much love and beauty he brought into moma\'s life. I recognized it and appreciated it and will always hold Uncle Bob in my heart. I wish to offer my condoloences to Bobby and Jimmy and I wish to give to Ruth hugs and much love - you too were a blessing in our lives.
Barbara Murdaugh Warner on September 1st, 2012 - 3:16 am said:
So sorry to hear this news. He had a long and productive life that I have memories of as far back as 1966. He was on vacation from Africa and came through Whiteville, TN to see my Mom - his niece - and I was sooo impressed - 7 years old at the time and he brought me a hand made leather turtle coin purse! When he retired he and Katherine bought an airstream and traveled the nation meeting family. It had the first microwave oven I had ever seen - early 70s? I had the privilege of meeting with him several years ago and the honor of meeting Ruth! He seemed to really enjoy life even at the age of 98! If we could all be so lucky to live as long and as happy! His older sister, Hazel, was my Grandmother and lived to be 103 1/2.
Rita Boyle on August 27th, 2012 - 1:56 am said:
Sorry to hear of Uncle Bob\'s death. I remember the weeks I got to stay with the Adcock\'s in Virginia. Jim don\'t know if you remember me but I had a great time with you boys on your little farm. They are great memories of your family. I was very fortunate to connect up with Bobby (Bob) a few years ago but haven\'t seen you since 1954. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Love to all.
Denese Parker on August 27th, 2012 - 1:36 am said:
I will always remember Mr. Adcock for his humor. Always had a smile on his face and never had a bad word to say. Waiting on him at Carpenters was always a pleasure. My deepest sympathy to Ruth as well as Bob Jr. God be with you and your family.
Sister Mary Ellen Loch on August 26th, 2012 - 7:30 pm said:
Dear Bob, Jim and Ruth, While I did not know Uncle Bob as well as I would have liked, I do have fond memories of him. He cared for our Aunt Catherine and I know they loved one another. He had a sense of humor and an inquiring mind. Those are very good qualities in a person. I will pray for all of you and for Uncle Bob, as I know that he will be missed and always loved by you. May his heritage live on as you treasure your days with him.
Cecil and Cecilia Jackson on August 26th, 2012 - 2:26 am said:
So sorry to hear about Uncle Bob. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. He was very special to us as you all are. He will be missed, Love,
martha adcock zinger on August 25th, 2012 - 12:27 pm said:
Uncle Robert was an important figure in my childhood. My family went go visit \\\"muh brother\\\" & his family every Sunday. I remember his warmth and frequent chuckle. Condolences from me to Ruth and my cousins (Bobby. & Jim)