VeteranRobert Adcock

Robert AdcockRobert T. Adcock, 69, of Yakima, Wash., died Oct. 26, 2008.

He was born Jan. 18, 1939, in Pekin, a son of Irvin and Annetta Bruder Adcock. He married Vivian C. Switzer in 1961, in San Anselmo, Calif. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Michael A. Adcock of Seattle, Wash., and Robert T. Adcock Jr. of Corpus Christi, Texas; seven sisters, Liz Yerly of Congress, Ariz., Jacqueline Wright of Lemon Grove, Calif., Janet (and Jerry) Grimm of Arizona, Louise (and Don) Thomas of Manito, Joyce Ziegenbein of Lake of the Ozarks, Mo., Linda Smith of Pekin and Diane “Pete” (and Walt) Emmons of Manito; four brothers, George Adcock of Beloit, Wis., Jerry (and Rae) Adcock of South Beloit, Byron (and Mary) Adcock of Pekin and Lyle (and Nancy) Adcock of Edmonds, Wash.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Jeanine Smith and Wilma Ehrett; and one brother, Irvin Adcock.

He graduated from Pekin Community High School in Pekin on June 3, 1957. Shortly after graduating he joined the U.S. Navy and served as a radioman on the U.S.S. Salisbury Sound.

While stationed in Alamedo, Calif., he and his wife lived in Yakima for 30 years.

He was a union member of Local 598 in Pasco, Wash., and worked as a pipefitter and welder in construction.

A celebration of his life is scheduled for May 16, 2009, in the Garden View Room at Yakima Area Arboretum (1401 Arboretum Drive).

Memorials may be made to Children’s Village, 3801 Kern Road, Yakima, WA 98902, in memory of Robert Adcock.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/26/2008