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1000 7th St
Clarkston, WA | 99403
509-758-2556
3521 7th Street
Lewiston, ID | 83501
208-743-9464
Gerald Adcock

Gerald Adcock

Saturday, December 24th, 1932 - Thursday, May 30th, 2019
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Gerald Lane Adcock passed away in his sleep Thursday, May 30, 2019. He was born Dec. 24, 1932, in Rocky Ford, Colo., to Josephine and Homer Ray Adcock. His family soon moved to Rogers, Ark., where he graduated from Rogers High School and met and married his wife, Winnie Persons.

In 1954, he moved his family to Albuquerque, N.M., where he begin his long career as a water well driller. In 1961, he moved his drill rig to Lewiston, where he began drilling wells on the Nez Perce Reservation. Liking the area, Gerald soon moved the family to Lewiston, where he resided for the remainder of his life, continuing to drill domestic and irrigation wells. He was always thinking of new innovations and as a result he owns many patents, including one for the Underground Data Storage and a carbide drill bit which is used in today’s water and oil drilling industry.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Winnie; his parents, Homer and Josephine; his brother, Larry; and son-in-law Bob.

Gerald is survived by his daughters, Jean Jones and husband Ken of Benton City, Wash., and Nancy Adcock; his sons, John and wife Renee of Clarkston and Jerry and wife Elizabeth of Camas, Wash.; his two granddaughters, Meralee Davis and husband Jason of Lake Oswego, Ore., and Samantha Adcock of Camas; and two great-grandchildren, Lauren and Logan Davis; his longtime companion, Mary Fredricks; and brothers Eddie and Richard.

Merchant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 8, at Normal Hill Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to join in a celebration of life immediately following at John and Renee’s house.
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