Eddie Adcock Obituary, Death – Eddie Ray Adcock, a devoted husband, father, and “papa,” as well as a longtime resident of McGregor, passed away in his home on December 3, 2022, surrounded by his family. On Wednesday, December 7th, at 2:00 p.m., graveside services will be held at McGregor Cemetery in McGregor, Texas, with Senior Pastor and Friend Sammy Haynes officiating the ceremony. Eddie “Tony” Adcock was born in Waco, Texas on November 30, 1940. His parents, Jessie B. and Eula Guinn Adcock of McGregor, Texas, passed away before his birth. He was the devoted brother of Jeanetta Sommerfeld, Anita Burgess, and Connie Reeves, all of whom have since passed away. Eddie married the woman who would become the love of his life, Linda Kay Bourland, on August 10, 1962 in McGregor, and the couple is grateful to be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this year.

Eddie is survived by his wife, Linda Kay, as well as his three children, all of whom reside in the city of McGregor, Texas: son Randy Adcock (wife Angela and children Noah and Bethany), daughter Teresa Searight (husband Michael and children Kaylie and Matthew), and son Steven Adcock. After graduating from high school, Eddie enlisted in the United States Army and the National Guard for a combined total of a year of service. Eddie’s reputation for having an excellent work ethic began to spread at a young age. He was an accomplished mechanic and welder, and he had the ability to “fix” just about anything that needed it.

He was employed by a large number of businesses in the Waco area, some of which include Rocketdyne and Central Freight Lines to name just two. After taking a job with M&M Mars in Woodway, Texas, Eddie left his hometown behind and hasn’t looked back since. Eddie began his career with Mars at the small plant on West Highway 84 in Woodway, Texas. He played an important role in the conception and growth of the M&M Mars plant, which is now located in Hewitt, Texas. Eddie worked for the Mars organization for close to 25 years, devoting his whole being to the company. During that time, he developed a great many lasting friendships, many of which he carried on with him after he retired.

Eddie enjoyed nothing more than gathering around the television with his family to watch sports. When they were younger, he delighted in taking his four grandchildren for rides in his Model A’s or in his golf cart. He held each of them in a special place in his heart. It was common knowledge that Eddie had a deep-seated interest in classic automobiles. He invested a significant amount of time and effort into restoring three Model A automobiles, one unique Buick Roadster, and a 1955 Chevrolet. During his retirement years, he kept himself busy by offering lawn mower repair services to the general public. He also enjoyed restoring old mowers for the purpose of selling them again. Eddie’s workshop, which he had turned into a meeting place after he retired, became a gathering spot where good friends and one close uncle would stop by to, as he would always say, solve the problems of the world. His acquaintances were aware that he would spend the majority of each day working in his shop, but they also knew that he would close the establishment during the sweltering Texas summer afternoons.

Eddie was a one-of-a-kind kind of guy. Because of his magnetic personality, he never needed to go out of his way to find someone to spend time with because people gravitated toward him. He was wise, a good listener, and provided counsel that was given from the heart. He had a way of bringing people together. He was one of a kind and cannot be replicated; those who knew and loved him will miss him tremendously. He left a strong and lasting impression on everyone he spoke to and interacted with. He was larger than the very concept of life itself.

The family of Eddie would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Scott Blattman, Eddie’s personal physician, and the rest of his staff for the excellent care that they provided for Eddie and for going above and beyond to ensure that he felt cared for. In addition, the family would like to express their gratitude to Bluebonnet Hospice for the exceptional care and service they provided. Instead of sending flowers, we ask that you please consider making a donation in his memory to the McGregor Cemetery Association or another charity of your choosing.