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Odie Adcock — June 8, 1926 — March 28, 2018

May 10, 2018

Oreon M. “Odie” Adcock, 91, of East Petersburg, Pa., died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on March 28.

Born in Unionville, Tenn., he was the son of the late Robert T. and Virginia E. Russell Adcock. Odie was the loving husband of the late Carmella M. “Carmie” Bonelli Adcock who died in February, 2001. He served in the U. S. Navy during World War II.

Odie had a life-long passion for Tennessee Walking Horses, and his English pointers and setters. That love of horses led him to be an expert in raising and training Tennessee Walking Horses. He was also a member of the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders Exhibitors Association. Odie’s  dogs won numerous awards in field trial competition throughout the United States, and in recent years Brent Neely of Manheim, Pa., campaigned the dogs for Odie, several winners bearing the Bluebell prefix.

From a very early age Odie had a love for auctioneering, and his involvement began with the auctioning of horses and rapidly moved to the auctioning of automobiles. For over 47 years he was a dedicated auctioneer at the Manheim Auto Auction, working into his eighties. He was the third person in the state of Pennsylvania to officially receive a license from the state for auctioneering. Through Odie and his extended family, they currently have eight licensed auctioneers in the family who have followed in his footsteps.

Odie felt blessed by God to be part of a wonderful, caring and loving family. To be surrounded by his children and grandchildren was a great joy to him. He will be missed by his sons and their wives, thirteen grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and loving companion, Elizabeth Wine. He was preceded in death by two sons.

May he rest in peace.

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