Kenneth Charles Adcock, 76, died peacefully with his wife and daughter by his side on Saturday, September 14, 2013.
His family will greet friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 17th, with a rosary at 6:30 p.m. at Thompson's Harveson and Cole Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m.Wednesday, September 18th, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Pilot Point followed by burial in St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery.
Kenneth "Ken" Charles Adcock was born March 21, 1937 in the Green Valley Community of Denton County to Clint and Viola Meador Adcock. He attended schools in Green Valley and Aubrey graduating from Pilot Point High School in 1955. There he met Mary Ann Nortman and they were married at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church on January 7, 1956. They made their home in Haltom City for the past 57 years. Their daughter, Kristi Kay Adcock Trampe, was born October 9, 1959.
Kenneth enjoyed the outdoors. He loved fishing and hunting and took great pleasure in teaching Kristi, as well as his granddaughters, Erin and Meagan to fish. After many wonderful years with his fishing buddies, Kenneth and Mary Ann built a home on the Sanger side of Lake Ray Roberts. He loved cattle and raised them until last year. His retirement was interrupted by Parkinson's disease.
Kenneth worked for Star Vending for 14 years. He owned and operated Lone Star Vending and Star Coffee Break Service until 2006. He was active in St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in North Richland Hills. A lifetime and charter member of Knights of Columbus Council #8512, he was active in the Texas Merchandise Vending Association and Catholic Life Insurance. He also supported Nolan Catholic High School.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, Clint and Viola Adcock; and brother, N.C "Buddy" Adcock. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Ann; daughter, Kristi Kay Trampe and husband, David; granddaughters, Erin Stiggins and husband, Todd, and Meagan Trampe; great-grandson, Wyatt Stiggins; sisters, Mary Ford, Sandra Adams and husband, James, and Pat Faught and husband, Weldon; sisters-in-law, Mildred Burt, Janice Holley and husband, Bill, Doris Short, and Della Turner; brother-in-law, Charlie Nortman and wife, Fay; numerous nieces and nephews; and treasured friends.
Gifts in his memory may be made to the Building Fund, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 400 St. Thomas Aquinas Ave., Pilot Point, Texas 76258, or online at www.stthomaspilotpoint.org