Charles S. Adcock, 87, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, in Oakwood Rehab. & Nursing Center in Webster.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Josephine C. (Wrobel) Adcock; a son, Charles A. Adcock and his wife Joan of Charlton; three grandchildren; a great grand-daughter; five sisters; Ruthie and Barbara Jones, Margie Dunn, Mary Dyess, and Fronia Michell; three brothers, Johnny, Rubert and Grady Adcock.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Cornet and Cornel Adcock; and a sister Mae Whenery.

He served aboard the U.S.S. New Mexico as a Gunners Mate 3rd Class in the South Pacific. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart. Charles also served aboard other ships including the U.S.S. Indiana. He was Past Commander of South Works Post V.F.W., in Worcester, American Legion, a member of the Webster-Auburn Lodge of Elks, 200 Sportsman Club in Webster, a 32nd degree Mason and member of the Joel H. Prouty Lodge AF & AM in Auburn, Order of the Eastern Star, Melha Temple of Honor in Springfield, Worcester Lodge of Perfection, and Military Order of the Purple Heart.

He worked for 33 years at Thompson Steel & Wire in Worcester. Charles was born in Philadelphia, Mississippi a son of Anderson and Stella (Blount) Adcock. He also was a member of St. Joseph's Church.

The funeral was Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at St. Joseph's Church, followed by burial with Military Honors in Northside Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to: St. Joseph's Church, P.O. Box 338, Charlton City, MA. 01508.

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