VeteranIrvin Adcock

Irvin Adcock Jr.Irvin A. Adcock Jr., 77, of Vermont died at 6:56 p.m. Sept. 17, 2008, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

He was born Jan. 11, 1931, in Pekin, a son of Irvin and Annetta Bruder Adcock Sr. He married Dorla Baker on July 24, 1955, in Vermont. She died Feb. 12, 1994. He later married Nyda Hamblin on Aug. 31, 1996, in Astoria. She survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Susie (and Terry) Smith of Vermont, Sandy (and Jim) Derry of Bloomington and Sherry (and Ed) Wys of Mooresville, Ind.; two stepdaughters, Lynette (and John) Smith and Jody (and Mike) Dean, both of Astoria; three sons, Steve Adcock of Tremont, Stan (and Barb) Adcock of Table Grove and Scott (and Lora) Adcock of Plymouth; one stepson, Steve (and Donna) Hamblin of Astoria; seven sisters, Liz Yerly of Congress, Ariz., Jacqueline Wright of Lemon Grove, Calif., Janet (and Jerry) Grimm of Arizona; Louise (and Don) Thomas and Diane “Pete” (and Walt) Emmons, both of Manito, Joyce Ziegenbein of Lake of the Ozarks, Mo., and Linda Smith of Pekin; five brothers, George Adcock of Beloit, Wis., Bob (and Vivian) Adcock of Yakima, Wash., Jerry (and Rae) Adcock of South Beloit, Byron (and Mary) Adcock of Pekin and Lyle (and Nancy) Adcock of Edmonds, Wash.; 20 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.

He was a Navy veteran from 1951 to 1954, attaining the rank of Machinist Mate, Second Class.

He was a pattern maker at Ken-Ray Foundry in Vermont, and for Caterpillar Tractor Company in Mapleton for 28 years, retiring in 1995.

He was a member of Pattern Makers League of North America, Carrol Rankin American Legion Post #26 of Vermont, Vermont Christian Church where he served as deacon, and Astoria Christian Church where he served as an elder. He was a village trustee for the Village of Vermont.

Services were held Saturday at Astoria Christian Church with Gary Sheets and Tim Gilliland officiating. Burial was in Astoria Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Carrol Rankin American Legion Post #26 of Vermont. Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Astoria Christian Church or American Diabetes Association.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/24/2008