Eddie Ray Adcock Death, Obituary – On December 3, 2022, Eddie Ray Adcock, a loving husband, father, and “papa,” as well as a lifelong resident of McGregor, passed away in his house while his family was present. He was surrounded by his loved ones at the time of his passing. He had lived in the area for a significant amount of time. Funeral services will be held at the graveside on Wednesday, December 7 at 2:00 p.m. in the McGregor Cemetery in McGregor, Texas.
Senior Pastor and Friend Sammy Haynes will officiate the event. Eddie “Tony” Adcock began his life on November 30, 1940 in the city of Waco, Texas. His mother and father, Jessie B. Adcock and Eula Guinn Adcock, both passed away before he was born. They lived in McGregor, Texas. He was the devoted brother of Jeanetta Sommerfeld, Anita Burgess, and Connie Reeves, all of whom have since passed away.
Connie Reeves is the only one of the three still alive. On August 10, 1962, Eddie wed the lady who would become the love of his life, Linda Kay Bourland, in McGregor, and the happy couple is overjoyed to be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this year. This year marks the couple’s milestone anniversary. Eddie is survived by his wife, Linda Kay, as well as his three children, all of whom currently live in the city of McGregor, Texas: son Randy Adcock (wife Angela and children Noah and Bethany), daughter Teresa Searight (husband Michael and children Kaylie and Matthew), and son Steven Adcock. All of Eddie’s children currently call McGregor, Texas, home.
Following his graduation from high school, Eddie enlisted in both the United States Army and the National Guard for a total of one year of service in both organizations. Eddie’s name quickly became known throughout the community as someone who possessed a strong work ethic at an early age. Because he was a skilled welder and mechanic, he was able to “fix” virtually anything that required maintenance.
He worked for a wide variety of companies in the Waco region, some of which include Rocketdyne and Central Freight Lines, to mention just two of them. He also worked for a lot of smaller companies. Eddie left his hometown behind when he accepted a position at M&M Mars in Woodway, Texas. Ever since then, he hasn’t given it another thought. Eddie began his employment with Mars at the company’s then-tiny plant located in Woodway, Texas, on West Highway 84.
He was instrumental in the development of the M&M Mars facility, which is presently situated in the city of Hewitt, Texas, and played a significant part in its conception. Eddie was an employee of the Mars organization for close to 25 years, and during that time, he poured his entire being into his work. During that time, he was able to cultivate a large number of long-lasting friendships, the majority of which he was able to maintain after he retired.