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, Inc. and Crematory, Williston, SC is assisting the family with arrangements. Visit our on-line registry at www.folkfuneralhome.com.