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Don Joseph Adcock, Sr., 68, of Sumpter, died Dec. 21, 2001, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Boise.
His memorial service was Wednesday at Coles Funeral Home. Dr. Clifford Billings of Baker City Community Church officiated.
Don was born Aug. 16, 1933, at Oregon City to Joseph Granville Adcock and Theresa Marie Adcock.
Don graduated from Oregon City High School. He then joined the National Guard, Coast Guard and then the Air Force, where he was in the 22nd Air Refueling Squad and earned a college degree in hydraulic engineering. He had a total of 20 years of military service in all.
Don married Patricia Irene Hainline on March 21, 1959, in Bliss, Idaho. They raised five children. They lived in Oregon City until 1975, when they moved to Sumpter.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was a real history buff. He also enjoyed being with his family and friends. He always had a story to tell. He belonged to the Masons, Scottish Rite and Shriners. He also belonged to the Sumpter Valley Association.
Don is survived by his wife, Patricia Irene Adcock of Sumpter; two sons, Don J. Adcock Jr. of Baker City and Dean Adcock and his wife, Linda, of Eagle Creek; three daughters, Charlene Whiteside of Newport, Terri Adcock of Eugene and Judy Wells of Hood River; two sisters, Marie Anderson of Renton Wash., and Peggy Lewis of Estacada, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Granville Adcock and Theresa Marie Adcock; his infant twin brother, Dean Everet Adcock; and a sister, Dorothy Kern.
Contributions in Don’s memory may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children at 3101 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97201-3095 or through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 28, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor