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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My sincere condolences on the loss of Uncle Neil. My prayers are with the family during this difficult time. I know Uncle Neil is rejoicing in Heaven as he joins all his loved ones that went on before him, especially Aunt Millie. Uncle Neil was such a sweet, soft spoken, and kind hearted man. Rest In Peace .We will miss him until the day we can join him in Heaven in the holy presence of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Submitted by Debbie Adcox -Elrod on Mar 26 2018 07:12:49 PM
I am saddened to learn of Neil's passing. I worked with him at Admira/Chill Chest and attended church with him and his family. Since, my physician has stopped my driving, I cannot get down to Williston to attend his funeral. I will keep his family in my prayers.
Submitted by Linda VanDerburgh Burkhalter on Mar 26 2018 06:48:02 PM
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Linda V. Burkhalter lit a candle on Mar 26 2018 06:46:46 PM
Our little town and our family were so blessed when the Neil Adcox family moved to Williston. So many sweet memories and so many Christian examples this family gave to many. Neil and Millie will really be missed. May our Lord wrap His arms around The family. We love you all, Jean and Phil
Submitted by Jean and Phil Frederick on Mar 26 2018 01:16:19 PM
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Gayle and Bobby Birt lit a candle on Mar 26 2018 01:11:20 PM
Larry and Jonna my thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family/ What peace knowing he is home with our Lord. God bless each of you.
Submitted by Debbie Morrow Davis on Mar 26 2018 11:30:34 AM
Uncle Neil was a man with a heart of gold. Always there with a shoulder to lean on and sage advise to give. He had a playful side too telling jokes as well as pulling them. He had a way of when he told the stories that he learned from his dad, Grandpa Homer, that made you feel like you were there! I will miss his hugs and saying there's my girl! I'm sending my prayers to my and his family in South Carolina, Kentucky, Illinois, Texas and Tennessee. Uncle Neil will be greatly missed but I know we will all meet again one day. Love you all. Kelley Sue
Submitted by Kelley(Nalley)Cruz on Mar 26 2018 09:20:32 AM
I will miss my uncle, his laughter, his stories, his shenanigans. A man of strong faith, I believe he is reunited with loved ones and I know I will see him again. Will also remember him fondly. Prayers to my family there in South Carolina and prayers for safe travels for those who are able to attend.
Submitted by Tina Walker on Mar 26 2018 08:18:31 AM
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