Lawrence Melvin (PawPaw) Adcock, 76, of 136 Farm Road, Eagle Rock, Va., died on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville. He was born on August 1, 1936, in Richmond, Va., to the late George Elwood Adcock and Myrtle Mae Adcock. He was a pipe-fitter for MeadWestvaco, retiring in 1999 after 41 years.
He was a member of the Chestnut Ridge Hunt Club in Burnsville, a former member of the Virginia National Guard, a University of Virginia sports fan, and an avid gardener, fisherman and hunter.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Elwood Adcock; and sister-in-law, Betty Adcock.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda Hale Adcock, of Eagle Rock; two sons, Matthew Wayne "Matt" Adcock and wife, Suzanne T. Adcock, of Clifton Forge, and Andrew George "Andy" Adcock and wife, Janet L. Adcock, of Covington; a sister, Marsha Scruggs and husband, James, of Newport News; nine grandchildren, Tyler Adcock, Carter Adcock, Braden Adcock, Drew Adcock, Ryan Adcock, Benjamin Adcock, Matthew Wells, Shelton Richeson and Jordan Richeson; a number of nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Hugh "Popeye" Hite, of Hot Springs.
In keeping with his wishes, his body has been cremated. There will be no formal services. However, the family will receive friends on Sunday evening, April 28, 2013, from 1 until 6 p.m. at the home of Matt and Suzanne Adcock, 1010 Ingalls Street, Clifton Forge, Va.
Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge is handling arrangements.
The family suggests memorial tributes take the form of contributions to Peaks Presbyterian Pilgrimage, c/o Sherry Wallace, 1146 Clearfield Road, Roanoke, VA 24015 or to Galatia Presbyterian Church, 78 Gala Loop Road, Eagle Rock, VA 24085.
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