Neil Jackson Adcox ascended to heaven on Saturday, March 24, 2018. He was born to James Homer Adcox and Anna Rhea Jolly in Harned, Breckinridge County, Kentucky on February 4, 1930. He was a graduate of Bell School/College in Kentucky and was a navy veteran.
Neil grew up raising tobacco and cane (sorghum) in Kentucky. He worked as an engineer and foreman at Admiral Manufacturing Company in Galesburg, Illinois where he also had a painting contracting business with his brother Wesley Adcox and brother-in-law Harold Meredith and refinished and sold antiques. He worked as a foreman at Chill Chest/Admiral/Maytag and at Dayco in Williston, South Carolina where he also served for several years as the Code Enforcement Officer. He was active in the Williston community to include coaching Pony League baseball. He was a member of the Williston Presbyterian Church serving as Elder and Deacon. He loved God, his family, golf, wood crafting, antiques, cards, and reading.
He was a remarkable man, largely self-taught, resourceful, and hard working although he always found time for family and friends. Neil taught his family through example the value of hard work and devotion to God and family. He joins his wife and soul mate of 67 years, Mildred, whom he missed every day for nearly two years.
Visitation will be Wednesday, March 28 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. The funeral service will be Thursday, March 29 at 4:00 PM with the Reverend Dr. Beth Yarborough officiating. Both will be at Folk Funeral Home, 170 N. Elko St., Williston, SC 29853. Memorials may be sent to Williston Presbyterian Church, PO Box 391., Williston, SC 29853.
He was preceded in death by wife, Mildred, Brothers William Russell, James Homer, Denver Owen, Wesley Jay, and Sister Edna Vaughn. He is survived by Brothers James Kenneth and Donald Ray and Sisters Betty Jean (Bullard) and Aggie Lou (Nalley). Other survivors include three children, 25 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, four great great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Neil Adcox’s children are Larry (wife Jonna) Adcox, Harold (wife Rita) Adcox, and Rebecca (husband Patrick) Truitt. Grandchildren are Neil James (wife Kerstyn Koehler) Adcox, Seanna (husband Bill Meacham) Adcox, Christi (Chris) Millay, Kim (Terry) Bell, Tyla Adcox, Rachel ((Rodney) Abbott, Heather (Matt) Porter, Thomas Adcox, Anthony (Mandy) Jackson, Brandon Adcox, Dakota (Alyssa) Adcox, David (fiancée Cagney Pruitte) Truitt, Tabatha Truitt, Mark (Yadi) Truitt, and Susie Truitt. Great grand children are Tyler Millay, Haleigh Jay Jones, Brittany Bell, Rebecca Bell, Lauren Boling, Ashley (fiancée Nathan) Boling, Darin Black, Brianna Black, Alexis Black, Abby Porter, Jonas Porter, Camden Adcox, Tyler Brown, Audrey Brown, Madilyn Jackson, Seth Adcox, Caidence Adcox, Isabelle Adcox, Jackson Truitt, Neileigh Truitt, Madison Truitt, Sean Truitt, Reese Brubaker and soon to be Kirklyn Joy Adcox. Great great grandchildren are Kaiden Millay, Lilian Jones, Maisie Jones, and Noah Jones.
Folk Funeral Home
Wednesday March 28th, 2018
5:00pm - 7:00pm
170 Elko St
Williston, SC 29853
Folk Funeral Home
Thursday March 29th, 2018
170 Elko St
Williston, SC 29853
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Julie Starnes and Rachel lit a candle on Apr 22 2018 06:55:08 AM
So sorry to have just read about uncle Neil, I have thought about him so much over the years. And more so the past year and a half.I can emphasize your loss with losing your mom and dad so closely. My husband and I have talked about coming up there ever since dad past but seems like for one reason after another we never got it done. My thoughts and prayers are constantly with you.
Submitted by Deb Hall (Merideth) on Apr 3 2018 04:38:56 PM
May you find comfort in knowing that Neil is safe in the memory of Jehovah God, who will remember every detail about him and bring him back again. John 5:28,29 "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out"
Submitted by Heather on Apr 2 2018 01:57:23 PM
So very sorry for your loss. I feel so blessed to have known Neil, Millie and family.
Submitted by Rebecca Sturdivant on Mar 28 2018 08:12:24 PM
Very sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family. I know you will miss him. He was my mother's cousin. Rick and Kathy (Clark) Anthony.
Submitted by Kathy Anthony on Mar 28 2018 10:44:11 AM
Lou, Larry and Becky we are so sorry for your loss ! Neil was one of our favs, and I know he will truly be missed ! Love to all !
Submitted by Adcox family of John Adcox on Mar 28 2018 10:42:03 AM
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Cecil and Barbara Berry lit a candle on Mar 28 2018 09:43:32 AM
We mourn with you the loss of this sweet sweet man. SO glad our paths crossed in this life! Wish we could be there with you now. May God's Spirit rest on your extended family as you walk through this difficult time. What a legacy he leaves you! And we rejoice with you that he and Millie are together again. Cherish the memories. You have so many. Our love and prayers to you all. Dale & Connie Jacobs
Submitted by Connie Jacobs on Mar 27 2018 01:52:42 PM
So sorry for your loss. God Bless to your family in this time of mourning!
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