Dec 142012

Danny Rhett Adcox, 25, died suddenly in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Payson from injuries he sustained as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Funeral services were held Dec. 10 at the Love Lake Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Taylor. The concluding service and interment immedi-ately followed at the Reed Hatch Memorial Cemetery in Taylor.
Rhett was born on May 6, 1987, in Show Low to his parents, Danny Keith and Beverly G. (Sherman) Adcox.
When he was only 13 years old, Rhett became an Eagle Scout and, for the rest of his life, he spent much of his time in the service of others. He truly knew that when he was in the service of his fellow man he was only in the service of his God.
As a young boy, Rhett started playing Little League baseball and enjoyed it so much that he continued to play in various leagues for the next 20 years of his life. When he was in high school Rhett played on the soccer team and loved it. He also found that he could actually carry a tune and began singing with the Madrigals at Snowflake High School. He graduated with the SHS Class of 2005.
Immediately following his graduation, he began a successful career as a plumber, and quickly became a friendly and familiar face to many in the communities of the White Mountains. He worked for various plumbers over the years and especially enjoyed working for ABS Plumbing in Lakeside. Just two weeks ago, Rhett began a new job for Lexus Plumbing in Mesa, and was looking forward to a long and successful working relationship with them.
Rhett possessed many talents and was incredibly artistic. He especially loved to draw, and many of his drawings are now considered to be priceless treasures to his family and friends. Along with his singing, Rhett also enjoyed listening to good music and playing his drums. He was quite good at them, too.
He was a great fan of the out-of-doors. He loved to go hunting with his dad, brothers and friends over the years, and also appreciated the quiet beauty of a good fishing hole. Rhett was also an accomplished skateboarder and was an expert snowboarder on the slopes.
He loved living in the White Mountains and because he loved his dogs so much, he frequently could be found taking them for long walks.
Rhett was a lifelong member of the LDS church, and his ward family in Taylor will always remember the strong and fervent testimony he bore of the Savior, Jesus Christ, just the previous Sunday.
He will be missed by his many friends but none will miss him more than his own dear family.
Survivors include his parents, Dan and Bev Adcox of Taylor, Arizona; a son, River Leif Peterson of Tucson; his maternal grandparents, Clyde and McCray Sherman of Taylor; his paternal grandparents, Jim and Corinne Adcox of Carefree; two brothers, Brandon and Jessica Adcox of Layton, Utah, and Joshua and Jamie Adcox of Agoura Hills, Calif.; his sister, Britt Adcox of Taylor; and five nieces and nephews, Boston, Reese, Zoie, Zack, Luke, as well as Lucy, who is on the way.
Owens Livingston Mortuary-Heritage Chapel of Snowflake was in charge of the arrangements.