(unknown, from photocopy of clippings, August 1948)

Funeral Conducted For Lee Adcock

Last rites were conducted here Friday afternoon at the First Baptist Church for Lee E. Adcock, 38, lightning victim. Services were in charge of Ernest Hart, pastor of the Pentecostal Church. Pallbearers were Calvin Cocke, Dee W. Clayton, J. W. Harper, Earl Byrd, Eddie Whelen and Mr. West. Interment was in Sunset Cemetery with Reilly-Rottman the morticians.

Adcock was the victim of a lightning flash last Wednesday at 6 p. m. The body was discovered at 5 p. m. last Thursday by "Skeet" Taylor of Benson who was pilot of an airplane on a searching party. The accident occurred at the O-Bar-O Ranch, 17 miles northeast of here.

Born December 13, 1909 in Big Springs, Texas, the deceased came to this vicinity in 1912. He was a World War II veteran, seeing action overseas.

Survivors are his mother, Julia Adcock; brothers, Sam, George, Ray, Edd, Jeff, and a half brother, Bill Etheridge of Peoria, Ariz. Surviving sisters are Mattie Stephenson, Elfrida, and Grace Price, Willcox. His father preceded him in death a month ago.


We wish to express our appreciation and thanks to our many friends and neighbors, the Arizona Highway Patrol, the Sheriff's Posse, and the Tucson Border Patrol for their assistance and kindness in the death of our son and brother Lee.

Mrs. Julia Adcock and Family

[obituaries courtesy of Cathy Kingcade]