Dale Martin Adcock

August 6, 1938August 15, 2011

Dale Martin Adcock, 73, died Monday, August 15, 2011 at the trauma unit of Duke University Medical Center.

Dale was born August 6, 1938 in Roxboro, NC to Carl Blaine Adcock and Tressie Laity Adcock. He was a graduate of Danville Community College with a degree in electronics and was employed with the Federal Aviation Administration for over 35 years. Loved by all who knew him, people and animals alike, he never hesitated to help anyone who needed it and was always willing to lend a hand whenever he could. He loved barbecue, blue grass, old cars, all animals, and was happiest riding his tractor on the farm with his faithful sidekick, Baxter the dog.

Dale is survived by his wife of 50 years, Anita Ware Adcock; daughters, Kim Draper and her husband Tim of Huntsville, AL; and Betsy Carol Adcock and her partner Richard Lewison of Raleigh, NC.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, August 19th, 2011 at the Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC 27609 with Rev. Jimmy Howard officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:00 – 1:00 pm prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wake County SPCA.

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  • Visitation Friday, August 19, 2011
  • Memorial Service Friday, August 19, 2011

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Barbara Neilsen

August 30, 2011

Hi Anita,
I just got an E-mail from Joyce Grace telling me about Dale. I'm very sorry for your loss, he was a special person. My thoughts a prayers go out to you and your girls. I know how hard it is when we lose these fellows. I'm sorry I missed Dale's memorial service. You take care and God bless you.
Barbara Neilsen

Alison Murray

August 22, 2011

Betsy, I didn't have the pleasure of knowing your Dad, but I'm sure that you are a reflection of his personality and warmth. Our thoughts are with your family.
Alison Murray

Meredith and Robert Hartzog

August 22, 2011

Betsy, we are so sad to hear about your dad. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers!

Rennis & Bee Puryear

August 22, 2011

We send our sincere prayers and sympathy to Dale's Family. He was part of a very special group of people (BHHS Class of '56) and will be missed.

Dick & Eileen Coughlin

August 19, 2011

We are so sorry to learn about your Dad.
You & your family are in our prayers.

Wray Shotwell

August 19, 2011

So sorry for your loss. I went to Bethel Hill with Dale. He was such a kind and caring person. I know you will miss him but he is with God now and you will see him again.

Lisa Algood

August 19, 2011

Betsy, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. You and your entire family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Marion Pritchett

August 19, 2011

I just found out aboout Dale. I am so sorry. If I had known sooner, I would have tried to come to the memorial service. Please know that you and the girls are in my thoughts and prayers.
In Christ's Love,
Marion (Powell) Pritchett

Peggy Holloway

August 19, 2011

Kim I did not know your dad, but you are special in my life and I feel your pain.My thoughts and prayers are with you and your & prayers Peggy and Elry Holloway

Sue & Charles

August 19, 2011

Our love and prayers for each of you during this difficult time.