Adcox, Herb

Prominent Automobile Dealer In Chattanooga

Friday, June 26, 2015
Herb Adcox
Herb Adcox

Herbert Grant Adcox, 86, a prominent business owner and resident of Chattanooga, died on Thursday, June 25, 2015 in a local hospital.  

He was “the quintessential car guy” who began his career in 1949 when he opened a dealership in Oak Ridge, Tn. He moved to Chattanooga in 1955 and he operated a dealership with Edd Kirby.  In 1968, Herb opened a dealership on Lee Highway which he operated until 2013. In 1990, 1991 and 1992, he was the number one volume seller of Chevrolet S10 pickups in America. He was a past president of the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, Goodwill Industries, the Chattanooga Automotive Trades Association and the Tennessee Automotive Associaton.  He also served on the board of the National Automotive Dealers Association.  He was an avid UTC Mocs supporter and fan.  Herb was a member of  the McCallie Anderson Clyatt Sunday School Class at First Presbyterian Church Chattanooga.

He was preceded in death by his son, Grant Adcox, and four brothers.

He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Jean Adcox of Chattanooga; daughter and son-in-law, Suzan and Dana Robinette; two grandchildren, Reaves (Ali) Robinette and Grace (Ian) Carruthers; and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service, attended by family members only, will be held on Sunday, June 28, in the Faith Chapel Mausoleum at  Hamilton Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Hixson with Reverend Larry Williams officiating.   

The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 27, from 1-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.  

Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Bible Village, 3001 Hamill Road, Hixson, Tn. 37343, or to a favorite charity of your choice.  

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Arrangements are by the Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist North Chapel, 5401 Highway 153 Hixson, Tn. 37343.



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