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ATLANTA -- Donald L. Adcock, 71, of
Atlanta, died peacefully at his home on Saturday, May 31, 2008,
after a brave battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving
Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at
Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home in Atlanta. His funeral
will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with
Pastor Rob Roy officiating.
Burial, with military rites, will be in Atlanta
Mr. Adcock was employed for 33 years at Firestone
Tire and Rubber Co. and was a co-owner of Phanny's
Bar in Atlanta. He moved from Hot Springs, Ark., to
Bloomington in 1959 and then to Atlanta in 1969.
He served for two years in the U.S. States Air
Force, seeing duty in Japan.
He was born Feb. 4, 1937, in Nashville, Ark., to
Hubert and Venita Sifford Adcock. He married Gail
Cryer on Oct. 15, 1961, at the McLean Methodist
He is survived by his wife of 46 years; one son,
Donny (and Karen) Adcock Jr.; four daughters, Pam
(and John) O'Connor, Karen (and Jim) Wrenn, Lori
Adcock and Peggy (and Brad) Madigan; 14
grandchildren, Nick Adcock, Kelsey, Katy, Ryan and
Matt O'Connor, Kristina, Patrick and Nick Wrenn,
Melissa, Kaley, Maegan and Chase Brown, and Shelby
and Mason Madigan; three great-grandchildren, Hailey
and Gage Ivey and Avery McIntosh; and two sisters,
Wanda (and Harold) Wallace and Shirley Overton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister
and two brothers.
He was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs, NASCAR
and the Pittsburgh Steelers and was a lifelong
Don's sense of humor and quick wit will live on
in the hearts of those who loved him. He will be
forever remembered and deeply missed.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer
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