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Joel Franklin Adcock

Joel Franklin Adcock of Sylva passed away on July 20th, 2021 at the age of 63. He was born in Dayton, Ohio and the adopted son of the late Eva and Howard Adcock Jr.

Joel was a great athlete.  He played baseball, football, and basketball at Cullowhee High School as well as being a member of the chorus and the clogging team.  Joel was known as “The Colonel” and was a member of the great ‘75 state baseball champs! He loved sports and especially loved the Florida State Seminoles where his mother graduated from. He also enjoyed going to Asheville Tourist baseball games, fishing, and spending time with his loyal dog, Lester. 

What he loved even more were his sons and grandchildren. He leaves behind 3 sons, Joshua Adcock (Jillian), of Asheville, NC, Jacob Adcock (Jessica) of Texas, and Jesse Adcock, of Illinois. He also leaves behind 5 grandchildren; Erin, Alisanna, Ivan, Oscar, and Jackson. 

The family will have a private memorial service to honor Joel. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to a charity or shelter for animals of your choice.

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May God bless Joel & his family. I am Joels sister, and am so sad that I didnt have the chance to meet him before he left this earth. One day we will talk about everything- until then, may you rest with the angels.

Sheila Castillo Jul 28 2021 12:00 AM

My heartfelt sympathies and prayers go out to the entire Adcock family. Joel and I only came to know about each other a little over two years ago. He was the only full-blood sibling that I had. We never met in person and I wish we had gotten to know one another better. We'll make up for the lost time when catch up in heaven. Rest in peace big brother. Joe Albanese

Joe Albanese Jul 25 2021 12:00 AM

A good man and good friend over the years. Rest in Peace my friend.

Steve Bryson Jul 23 2021 12:00 AM

Rest in peace Joel. You were a good friend back in the day.

Richard Darden Jul 23 2021 12:00 AM

A good friend at Cullowhee High School and afterwards. Rest easy buddy.

Michael Clark Jul 22 2021 12:00 AM

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