In Memoriam: Jimmy Adcock of Lighting Concepts

Jimmy Adcock of Lighting Concepts in Alabama passed away unexpectedly after a fall. Beloved husband of Nancy, Jimmy was well-known, respected, and loved by all who knew him. He and Nancy were a great team in business as well as in life.

Nancy opened Lighting Concepts in Birmingham back in 1988. Since then, she and Jimmy built a successful business and opened a second showroom in Trussville. Jimmy and Nancy were active in lighting organizations and were always a lively and welcome presence at Dallas markets.

There will be a Celebration of Life on April 22 at Clear Branch United Methodist Church in Argo, Alabama (just off of the I-59 North exit).

An outpouring of love and support has been forthcoming from the lighting community.

“Capital Lighting Fixture Co. and the Lewis family are deeply saddened by this news. Jimmy was always full of life, laughter and warm hugs. We will all miss him and our thoughts and prayers are with Nancy and the family,” says Mary Lou Lewis.

“Seeing Jimmy walk into the Fanimation showroom has been a highlight of every Lightovation for me,” noted Kristina Christopher. “He was always prepared to talk about Auburn football and to tell me funny jokes about Bama fans. Sending my deepest condolences to Nancy and his family. WAR EAGLE Jimmy.”

“What a heartbreak! Jimmy was one of the most humble, gentlest , kindest figures in the industry. He always made me laugh every time I saw him. I love that man!  Prayers and hugs and deepest sympathy to Nancy and his entire family. A terrible loss,” states Robert Marash of Innovations Lighting.

“So sad to hear. Jimmy’s wit was refreshing and always a pleasure to work with and negotiate with. He will be missed! My prayers are with Nancy and the Adcock family,” says Lee Nemeth of ELK Home.

“He was such a nice guy with time for anyone, and such a passionate scuba diver. Enjoyed several dives with him over the years. God speed Mr. A.,” says Dave Minoff.

“I will miss his wonderful personality, kindness, and travel companion with Jack and I,” says Daniella Fleischer of Hermitage Design Center in Nashville.  “Nancy, my heart aches for you and the family very much! Jack and I will miss him so much.”

“I’m heartbroken. Jimmy was the most lovable, joyful person I’ve ever met. I’m devastated for Nancy,” notes Lizzette Winters of AFX.

“Jimmy was the most amazing and genuine man. We will miss him dearly. Our prayers and sympathy go out to Nancy and the entire Adcock family,” says Angie Prost of Lighting One. 

“I am so very saddened to hear this news. Jimmy was an amazing man to all that had the pleasure to know him. Prayers and thoughts are with his family,” says Judy Anniballi of Lighting Innovation in Palm Springs, Calif.

“Jimmy lit up any room. He was always a gentleman and a class act. I’m am so sorry to hear this very sad news,” says Craig Ripple of Ripple Associates in Massachusetts. 

“Jimmy was always so welcoming in his showroom with a big smile on his face. Market won’t be the same without his wit and humor. Prayers for Nancy and the rest of the family,” says Bryan Greenway of Southeast Light Sales in Florida.

“This is so sad to hear. Carol and I loved spending time with them on trips. We loved their spirit and being around them,” says Gabriel Trinidad of Lighting Inc. in Texas.


5 thoughts on “In Memoriam: Jimmy Adcock of Lighting Concepts

  1. Nancy, praying you will feel Gods love, His strength and peace during this difficult time.
    Sonya & Randy Calhoun
    Patsy & Jim Burks
    Lighting and Lamp

  2. Seabreeze Jazz friends are deeply sadden by the loss of our friend ” Jimmy” We loved his spirit, laugh and friendship. Our prayers for his dear wife Nancy. We will so miss you !

  3. This gentle giant will truly be missed by our jazz community! Jimmy was always such a joy to be around. His love for music, having a good time and especially Nancy was always on full display. He welcomed Charles and I into his jazz crew and we loved every moment spent in his company. Prayers and hugs Nancy🙏🏾 Lynda & Charles Dickinson

  4. Sending condolences to Aunt Nancy and family. Had no idea, just spoke to him in January, I admire Jimmy and Nancy for their sense of achievement. Family and friends as I remember were important to them.

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