ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Gary Richard Adcock, Sr., 74 years old, born on September 6, 1946, and passed away on February 5, 2021. We will remember him forever.
 
Gary was raised in Mobile, Alabama, and went to C. F. Vigor High School in Prichard, Alabama. He left high school early to join the United States Army and serve his country during the Vietnam War. He entered the United States Army on November 22, 1963, and earned dual military occupational skills (MOS) of 62E20, Crawler Tractor Operator, and 62F20, Crane Operator. During his service, he earned his high school diploma while preparing to deploy to Vietnam where he served from January 1968 until September 1968 with the 18th Engineer Brigade. Gary attended the tough and grueling Jungle Warfare School, aka "Green Hell", at the Jungle Operations Training Center in Panama. Gary served one tour in Vietnam where he came upon a Vietnamese-placed landmine while operating jungle-clearing equipment and had to be evacuated due to his injuries. Gary never returned to Vietnam but continued to serve in the Army until August 28, 1975, when he was Honorably Discharged. He served for 11 years, 9 months, and 6 days. For his Honorable service, Gary received the Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct Medal/3rd Award, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Army NCO Professional Development, Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/Palm device, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and Expert Badge (M-14 Rifle). Gary also attended the NCO Academy, Heavy Equipment Transportation Course, and Construction Equipment Maintenance Course. He was a "Jack of All Trades". He drove 18-wheelers, he was a police officer, he was a crew boat captain, a captain of the ferry boat that went across Mobile Bay from Fort Morgan to Dauphin Island, AL. He was working on getting his pilot's license and was a BIG MOPAR fan. His hobbies included but not limited to: model airplane flying, actual plane flying, fishing, sailing, mechanics (you name it if it had an engine he would work on it), scuba diving, and has a passion for cooking. He was a member of VFW Post 4328 "The Little Post", VFW Post 49, American Legion Post 250, and member of the Cordova, Al. Mason Lodge #559. Gary is survived by his wife Alice, son Richard and wife Jennifer, son Daniel and wife Lucy, daughter Rhiannon and husband John, eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
ROLL TIDE!!! 
Posted by Gisselle Brown on February 11, 2021
Words cannot describe the pain and hurt when we lose a loved one. But I had the privilege of meeting this awesome human being. The first thing I told him was that I was his daughters black friend. And he gave the best respond. “I forgot my KKK hat back home”. And we laughed and he gave a me hug and said nice to finally meet you.
He made fun of me because I don’t listen to country music.
I am deeply sorry for all of his loved ones because he was a great man, and it saddens me I only got to meet him once. But I know he’s a much better place.
May he Rest In Peace.

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Posted by Gisselle Brown on February 11, 2021
Words cannot describe the pain and hurt when we lose a loved one. But I had the privilege of meeting this awesome human being. The first thing I told him was that I was his daughters black friend. And he gave the best respond. “I forgot my KKK hat back home”. And we laughed and he gave a me hug and said nice to finally meet you.
He made fun of me because I don’t listen to country music.
I am deeply sorry for all of his loved ones because he was a great man, and it saddens me I only got to meet him once. But I know he’s a much better place.
May he Rest In Peace.
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Shared by Rhiannon Nelson on February 11, 2021
So this one is funny.... a while ago, dad was coming home from the VFW and walking to the boat... he fell off the pier and into the water..... super scary right? Well dad thought it was no big deal. However, his baby girl did not think it was “no big deal” and I suggested him adding himself to my life 360 app (app that tracks your location) as you all know, dad would never go for that cause he can’t have the government tracking his where bouts lol. 
the rest of the messages are about him making the salads for the post (he use to do that and or the potatoes for the meals they made every Friday night).  

We love you daddy, we miss you.