Alfred “Bo” Adcox, 89, of Savannah, Ga., passed away on March 16, 2023. Bo was born on Dec. 1, 1933, to Harvey Sr. and Nelia Ray Adcox in Massey Hill, N.C., just outside Fayetteville.
After graduating from Massey Hill High School in 1952, where he lettered in baseball, basketball, and football, he attended Campbell Junior College for two years on a baseball scholarship. He joined the U.S. States Air Force and, while on active duty, completed requirements to earn a liberal arts segree at Syracuse University. During his Air Force career, he flew a variety of transport aircraft worldwide and flew rescue helicopters in Vietnam. After serving 20 years, he retired from the Air Force at the rank of lieutenant colonel with a rating of senior pilot and navigator. In 1978, he moved to Savannah to work with Flight Safety International as an instructor pilot for Gulfstream Aircraft, where he was a chief pilot and FAA-designated examiner qualified in the G-1, G-2, G-3, and G-4.
He was a member of the Wilmington Island United Methodist Church and a member of the Wilmington Island Club, now the Savannah Country Club, where he played golf regularly in tournaments and the weekly blitz. He held the Super Senior Championship title for several years.
Bo was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Betsy Ann; son, Alan; brother, Harvey Jr.; and grandson, Kenny. He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 67 years, Ann Walden; daughter, Amy Behr (Leon); son, Andrew (Angie); granddaughters, Megan Cleary (Cody) and Taylor; grandsons, Andrew Jr. (Ashley), Mitchell, and Allen; great-grandchildren, Kaden, Allie, Ace, Caroline, and Campbell; sister, Virginia Mylks (John); a nephew; and two nieces.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, March 20, 2023, at Wilmington Island United Methodist Church with the funeral service to immediately follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor Doug Walker presiding. Graveside service with military honors will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at Big Rockfish Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Hope Mills, N.C., with the Rev. Ron Williams presiding. N.C. arrangements handled by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home, 545 Ramsey St., Fayetteville, NC 28301
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, remembrances in his name be made to Hospice Savannah, PO Box 130190, Savannah, GA 31416 or Wilmington Island United Methodist Church, 195 Wilmington Island Rd, Savannah, GA 31410.
Online condolences may be left at http://www.jerniganwarren.com