Michael Elliott “Mike” Adcox, Sr., age 73 of Dickson, TN, died peacefully in the early hours of Friday, September 18, 2020.
He was born in Nashville, Tennessee, son of the late Cecil F. and Vivian Elliott Adcox. In his early years he lived in various places in the continental United States because his dad served our country in the United States Air Force. His dad died when he was 13 years of age. After the passing of his father, his family moved back home to Centerville. He often spoke of the influence his maternal grandparents had on his life after he moved back; they were Johnny and Addie Elliott.
Mike was a 1964 graduate of Hickman County High School, where he lettered in basketball and football. After high school he attended Middle Tennessee State University and played for the Blue Raiders Football team until injuries cut his football career short. He went on to graduate from Belmont University with a B.S. in Health and Physical Education. He was a former coach, teacher and mentor to countless young people at his alma mater, Hickman County High School.
Mike currently worked with Ortwein Sign Company as General Manager of the Nashville division.
He was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons, was Past Master of the Centerville Masonic Lodge #618 and was a member of the Dickson Masonic Lodge #468. Mike is a member of Hope Church in Centerville and loved his church family.
Mike married the love of his life on July 16, 1971, Patricia Ann Marvin, who survives. During their 49 years of marriage they had two children, Kimberly Lake Hammon and her husband, Nathan, and Michael Elliott Adcox, Jr. and his wife Nikki. Between the two children they have six grandchildren, Claire, Hunter, Amber, Sam, Sara Beth, and Caleb. Also surviving is his sister Barbara Hill; brother Mark Adcox; niece Leah Conder and her husband Greg; nephew Hal Loveless and his wife, Stephanie; as well as several great-nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to assemble at the gravesite in the Dickson Union Cemetery on Monday, September 21, at noon for graveside services. Devin Pickard will officiate. There was a visitation Sunday afternoon, September 20, between the hours of 4 and p.m. A masonic service was held Sunday evening at 7:45 p.m. Place of rest will be in the Dickson Union Cemetery.
For those desiring, memorials are suggested to the Hope Church, 107, Progress Center Plaza, Centerville, TN 37033.
Services under the direction of the Taylor Funeral Home (615) 446-2808, TaylorSince1909.com