William Thomas Adcock
  • 65 years old
  • Date of birth: Oct 21, 1950
  • Date of passing: May 16, 2016
Let the memory of William be with us forever

William Thomas Adcock, 65, of Oxford, N.C., passed away Monday, May 16th, 2016 after an ATV accident.

William was born on October 21, 1950, the son of the late Willie Ray and Bessie Mae Currin Adcock. He graduated from J. F. Webb in 1969 and was owner of Adcock Realty and William Adcock Auction Company. Prior to Real Estate and Auction, he sold Saladmaster cookware for seventeen years. His true love was auctioneering.

William was a Trustee and Deacon at Oxford Baptist Church, past member of Granville Medical Foundation Board, former chairman of the meetings committee of Granville County Chamber of Commerce; chairman of the Recognitions Committee. He was master of ceremonies of Granville County Chamber of Commerce’s annual end of the year banquet, past Chairman of the Granville County Economic Development Commission, past president of Downtown Oxford Development Commission, past President of Granville County Shrine Club and a Mason.

William is survived by his wife of forty-seven years, Beth Pruitt Adcock; a son, Todd Adcock and a daughter, Cindy Lockwood and husband Chuck; Grandchildren, Tyler and Ryan Adcock and Grace and William Lockwood; a sister, Barbara Newcomb (Sonny); brothers, Howard (Linda), Kenneth (Kay) and Ernest Adcock; sisters-in law, Anne Whitehead, Martha Thompson (Johnny) and brother-in-law, George Pruitt. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. His extended family includes the Marables and Bobby Cozart, who, he would introduce as his adopted son.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 18, 2016 from 5:30PM to 9:00PM at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Oxford Baptist Church, and burial will follow at Hester Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Oxford Baptist Church Youth Ministry, P.O. Box 398, Oxford, N.C. 27565.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Tammy O'Briant on 20th May 2016

"Dear Beth, Todd and Cindy,  I just learned of Williams passing.  I am so sorry for your loss.  I so enjoyed going to his auctions!  He and Todd were always a joy to watch.  Please know I will keep you all in my prayers.  William will truly be missed by so many people.  He was a good man.  Much love, Tim and Tammy"

This tribute was added by Ray Adcock on 19th May 2016

"Beth, Todd, & Cindy: I am so sorry to hear about William. He was such a JOY to work with in Real Estate. He was definitely a man of integrity. I know that Father God and the Angels were rejoicing when they received William into Heaven. Please know my thoughts and prayers of comfort are with you Beth and your family!"

This tribute was added by Dot W Wilson on 19th May 2016

"Beth and the entire Adcock  family..... There are no words that could  ever express my heartfelt sympathy for each and everyone of you at this tragic time. Please know you all remain in my thoughts and prayers. May our dear Lord hold you in the palm of His hand!
With Love,   Dot Williford Wilson"

This tribute was added by betty currin on 19th May 2016

"Please know my prayers and thoughts are with you Beth and your family! William was an amazing person and he will be missed by all who ever met him!"

This tribute was added by Becky Tarlton on 19th May 2016

"So sorry to hear of the loss of our fellow auctioneer.  My thoughts and prayers are with the family and his many friends. God be with you all."

This tribute was added by Brenda Brogden on 19th May 2016

"Beth, I am so sorry to hear about William.  Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.  He was a special person and so enjoyed auctioning, selling real estate, and auctioneering.  His memories will live on through the many lives he touched.  Keeping you in my thoughts."

This tribute was added by Marilyn Glowa on 18th May 2016

"I am so sorry to hear he did not survive the accident. I send my deepest sympathy to Beth and the family.  He was a very kind and nice man to know and work with.
Marilyn Williams Glowa"

This tribute was added by Tammy Adcock on 18th May 2016

"Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Chris and Tammy Adcock"

This tribute was added by annette barker on 18th May 2016


This tribute was added by Joe Haskins on 18th May 2016

"My thoughts and prayers to William's family. May God Bless each one of you during this time. William was an absolute pleasure to work for and a real gentleman."

This tribute was added by Kenny Glenn on 18th May 2016

"To the family of William Adcock.  The loss of such a professional and successful person will be surely missed by all that knew him and the community in which William lived and served.  My deepest sympathy to the family of such a fine person and friend to all.  I enjoyed knowing and being a part of Williams life although it was not much but very precious to me.

Kenny Glenn Art by Kenny Glenn"

This tribute was added by KATHY PIERCE on 18th May 2016

"Sending love and prayers to this sweet family."

This tribute was added by Tempie Forbes on 17th May 2016

"To the entire Adcock family:
We would like you to know how sorry we are and that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.  We are here if you need us.  
In Christian love,
Kenny and Tempie Forbes and Family"

This tribute was added by Lynn Adcock on 17th May 2016

"William T. Adcock. I have warm and lasting memories of William and his family from many years gone by. Some of the first people we met when relocating to Oxford from Clarksville Va., in the very early 1970's, were these "other Adcock's".

Not blood relatives of ours... that I know of, but in a short time I would have been pleased and proud to be considered one of William's "Adcocks".

William was a man of Faith. His family is a family of Faithful believers.  I never had an interaction with William that I did not reconize his Faith and compassion. His legacy is his Faith and how he lived with deed and purpose.

By our Faith we recieve the promise of Eternal Life and the guidance to navigate difficult waters. The tools of comfort and peace are also promises from God that he will work for us and with us as we journey through these times.

Our Hope and Prayers for you are the Lord's Peace and Comfort as you make your way through the days ahead.

Lynn and Mary Adcock"

This tribute was added by Linda / Steve Tingen on 17th May 2016

"Prayers extended to the family.  We will always have fond memories of  William and his great auctions.  The first estate auction we ever attended, a family bible came up for auction and William announced to the crowd that he would never auction a bible and he placed it back on the table and announced to the crowd that anyone wanting this bible to come and take it home with them. That showed a man that not only was a Christian but had character as an individual.  May the Lord be with the family.  Steve and Linda Tingen - Roxboro, NC."

This tribute was added by Jane Robinson on 17th May 2016

"My thoughts and prayers are with all of you!
Jane Hart Robinson"

This tribute was added by Bess Terrell on 17th May 2016

"So many prayers and love to all of you!
Bess Lawrence Terrell"

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