Stephen Thomas Adcock of Minden, Louisiana, was born August 2, 1951, and passed away October 8, 2023.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, October 26, 2023, at 11:30 at Carmel Cemetery. Father Mark Franklin will officiate.
Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas David Adcock, Linnie Laurine Adcock, and Nora Stephens Adcock; daughter, Melanie “Nicki” Babish; brother-in-law, John Coghill.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Adcock; daughters, Melinda Solomon (Greg) and Heather Adcock; granddaughters, Arielle Gathright and Whitney Mann; Grandson, Spencer Solomon; sisters, Rebecca Coghill and Deborah Bell (Doyle) and brother, Charles Adcock; Great-grandson, Bodhi Mann: Brother-in-law Kenneth Roblow (Beth); Sister-in-law Amanda Kendrick (Herbert Dale). He is also survived by nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and a host of cousins who loved him dearly.
Steve was a man known for his deep devotion to God, his family, his country, and living life to the fullest. He served his country in the Navy for seven years. He serviced jet engines while stationed in Rota, Spain. He maintained lifelong relationships with the people he served with and took his commitment to service to heart till the day he died.
Steve was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and cousin. Affectionately known as “Bubba” by his siblings and oldest cousins, Uncle Bubba by his nephews and nieces, Pop by his granddaughter Arielle, and Bubble Pop by the great-nieces and nephews who adored him, Steve was the protector of all. He never forgot a birthday, was always willing to help build something, was ready to cook for all who showed up, and loved being with his family. He doted on “his girls” and believed grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the greatest blessings on earth. His eyes lit up, and his smile brightened when Arielle entered the room. She had him wrapped around her finger from day one, and he would have it no other way.
Steve was vivacious. He never let a moment of life pass him by. Whether listening to or playing his beloved music, telling tall tales with his buddies, chuckling over something the kids did, or talking politics with anyone who would listen, he was forever the favorite in any room. If nephew Aaron called, he was ready for any adventure or project they could get into. Their time together was precious to him. His favorite pastime was fishing, and Ginger Craig was his partner in crime on so many of those fishing trips. His distinct laughter will forever be remembered. Those who knew him best know he is fishing the best holes in heaven and preparing for the day he can show us the best spots.
Honorary pallbearers include Joe Taylor, Doyle Bell, Herbert Dale Kendrick, and Kenneth Roblow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Northwest Louisiana Veterans Home at 3130 Arthur Ray Teague Parkway, Bossier City, LA 71112,
Or the Carmel Cemetery fund at 1746 Smithport Lake Rd, Mansfield, LA. 71052.