Daniel Lee Adcock, 66, of Wasilla, died March 25, 2014 at home after a long battle with cancer. A Celebration of Life will be announced later this summer.
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Daniel was born on September 7, 1947 in Fort Collins, Colorado. He served in the US Navy from 1965-1969. His service included 2 tours in Vietnam. Dan became a resident of Alaska in 1949. He and his family have lived on the original Homestead since that time. Dan had worked on many projects in Alaska including, the bridge across Hurricane Gulch, the Alaska Pipeline in Valdez and also as a heavy equipment mechanic for the State of Alaska. In 1990 he started a topsoil business, Adcock Enterprises, where he blended and delivered garden and lawn soil for 12 summers. He retired as Shop Foreman for the State of Alaska Department of Transportation in Palmer.
Dan was a loving, patient and kind husband of 41 years, father, grandfather, brother and loyal friend. Dan touched the lives of everyone he met. His life was spent serving others. Dan made a friend in everyone he met. There was nothing he enjoyed more than time with his family whether working, playing, traveling, camping, building, spending holidays together and more. Words can never express the incredible man Dan was. He will be missed forever and always in our hearts.
Dan is survived by his wife, Christine of 41 years; 3 daughters, Michelle Sande, Lisa Short, Lacey Rucker all of Wasilla; 2 sisters, Lynn Bryant and Dixie Goldsmith, of Wasilla; 7 grandchildren, Olivia, Benjamin, Riley, Reese, Lillian, Brice, Jordan, all of Wasilla, and many extended family members and lifelong friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clinton and Ellen (Needles) Adcock. The family suggests memorial donations be made at the following site: www.fhcrc.org search for "Daniel Adcock" under Honor and Memorial Funds.
Valley Funeral Home, Wasilla Chapel, cared for arrangements.
Valley Funeral Home & Crematory
151 East Herning Avenue Wasilla, AK 99654
Published in Alaska Dispatch News from Mar. 30 to Mar. 31, 2014