Accident claims life of Auburn man
A 57-year-old Auburn man died after he was found lying near a ladder Monday at Equipment Leasing Inc., in Carlinville.
Ray Adcock was pronounced dead at 5:09 p.m. after he was taken to Carlinville Area Hospital, said Macoupin County Coroner Charlie Landers.
Details are sketchy, and authorities are not sure whether Adcock died of natural causes, making him fall from the ladder, or if he died as a result of the fall.
Adcock was a carpenter and was doing some construction work for Equipment Leasing.
An investigation by the Macoupin County Coroners Office is underway.
Ray Adcock, 57, of Auburn died at 5:09 p.m. Monday, April 1, at Carlinville Area Hospital. He was the father of Stephen R. Adcock and Michael E. Adcock and the brother of Lola Braley and Mary Maberry, all of Carlinville.
He was born February 15, 1934, in Nilwood, a son of Howard and Lena Ersery Adcock. He was educated in the Carlinville schools. On August 26, 1989, he married Mary Moats in Springfield. He was a self-employed contractor.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 5, at Davis-Anderson Funeral Home in Girard with the Rev. Don Cameron of Virden officiating. Mike Barnard served as organist. Burial was in Union Chapel Cemetery in rural Girard. Serving as pallbearers were John Koester, Dan Carty, Andy Moats, Joe Fisher, Jim Lush and Mick Worley.
In addition to his sons and sisters of Carlinville, surviving are his wife; three stepsons, Robert J. Moats, Ken Minton Jr. and Glenn Minton, all of Auburn; two stepdaughters, Robin Barnwell of Girard and Kelli Gaines of Auburn; four grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; mother, Lena Adcock of Girard; four brothers, Edwin "Bud" Adcock of Divernon, Jerry Adcock of Girard and Larry Adcock and Gary Adcock, both of Thayer; five sisters, Alice Faye LeMarr of Jacksonville, Bertha Maberry of Oklahoma, Linda DeLauria of Canada, Gladys Adcock of Girard and Carolyn Kaburick of Highland; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.