- 84 years old
- Date of birth: Jan 26, 1930
- Date of passing: Dec 23, 2014
|Let the memory of Rev. Irvin be with us forever|
“I have fought the good fight; I have kept the faith…”
Irvin Warren Adcock, 84, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at Brantwood Center, Oxford NC. He was born January 26, 1930 to James Raymond and Gladys Howard Adcock. The Oxford native was a graduate of Oxford High School, Mars Hill College, Wake Forest College, and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. During his 60 plus years in ministry, Pastor Adcock served nine Baptist Churches… Purdy and Sappony Churches in Virginia; First Church of Griffton; New Hope Church of Wilson; Western Prong Church of Whiteville; White Oak Church of Clayton; Bethlehem Church of Gastonia; and Providence Church of Oxford. After retiring in 1995, Adcock continued his ministry at Kittrell Baptist Church for 7 more years.
Rev. Adcock loved being a Pastor, visiting in homes and bringing care to those in the hospitals. He has led many Revivals throughout the state. He served on the Board of Ministers for Campbell University. He always gave great value to his deacons and made many lasting relationships from all the churches he served. His interests included reading, gardening, growing flowers, camping, gospel music, swimming and playing setback at the Senior Center on Wednesday afternoons with the Friendship Club.
Rev. Adcock is survived by his wife of 59 years, Patsy Brummitt Adcock; three children and their spouses, Dr. Jimmie (Terry) Adcock of Charlotte, Karen (John) Currin of Oxford, and Rev. Rennie (Sandy) Adcock of Winston-Salem; five grandchildren, Ellen (Josh) Sears, David Adcock, Brady Adcock, Caleb Adcock, & Brad Currin; and two great grandchildren, Sara Grace & James Adcock.
Visitation will be held at Providence Baptist Church Sanctuary from 12:30 - 1:45 PM prior to the Funeral Service.
A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at 2:00 PM at Providence Baptist Church in Oxford, NC on Saturday, December 27, 2014. The Graveside Committal Service will be at Hester Baptist Church. Memorial donations may be made to Providence Baptist Church, 4603 Old NC 75, Oxford NC 27565. Arrangements are being made by Eakes Funeral Home.
To our dear… Husband, Daddy, Papa, & Friend… “We will forever remember your Faith, Commitment, & Service.”
"Happy Birthday in Heaven Mr. Adcock!! We sure do miss you but we know we will see you again 1 day! I know you are enjoying celebrating with all your loved ones and friends in Heaven!! I bet you have already seen my Mama, I know you both are rejoicing in Heaven and I know singing some beautiful songs with that Heavenly Choir!!"
"I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. The Bible promises that very soon death will be done away with at Revelation 21:3,4. "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. " I hope the promises of the Bible can bring you comfort during this difficult time."
"Dear Mrs. Adcock and family, I was so sorry to hear of your loved ones passing , but you know he is in a much better and greater place. He is now sitting at the feet of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. If we will keep the faith we too shall join him on that appointed day. Know I love you and will pray for God to give you strength and peace at this difficult time. Mrs Virginia Tingen also sends her sympathy to you."
"Pasty and family, I just read of the death of Irvin's going home to the next phase in life of eternal praising the Lord! He was an inspiration to me in ministry. While he was in Clayton we got together to talk about ministry and challenges I may face. He had the wisdom I needed. God brought him into my life to help me with my ministres in Raleigh.. Pasty you help me to when I came to the BSC for needs for the churches. He has bless many I know and I will always remember him as a great preacher and leader of all to the opportunity to know Christ as their Lord and Savior! Will be praying for you Pasty and the entire family."
"Mrs. Adcock and family
So sorry to hear of Mr. Adcock's passing and you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. It was good to see you Sunday evening and again my condolenses to you and your family. In case you don't remember I'm Normas sister."
"Ms. Adcock and Family,
My sincerest sympathy goes to each of you. I knew Rev. Adcock briefly through the Golden Chords. He always put a smile and joy in my heart with his kindness and flattery being called an Anne Murray look-a-like.
He is with his beloved Jesus celebrating His birth today! What a joy that would be. Although you all will miss him dearly, Rev. Adcock is at physical peace and rest.
Continue to share your precious memories and love for him with each other.
With greatest love to you all, Debi Hinkle"
"Our thought's and prayer's are with all of you during this time. Mr. Adcock will be missed by so many people! He was a wonderful, Christian man who loved Jesus and shared the gospel with a lot of people during his 60 + years in the ministry. Now he is in Heaven with all his loved ones, both family and friend's that went before him. We thank GOD for the privilege of having been a friend of his and for the opportunity to have been Blessed many times by him sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with all of us at Providence and the many other people that were also Blessed by his love for Jesus. R.I.P. Mr. Adcock and we will see you again 1 day!!"
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