Donnie Robert Adkins

Born on November 24, 1942

Departed on April 13, 2018 and resided in White Bluff, TN

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Donnie Robert Adkins, age 75 of White Bluff, TN, passed peacefully on April 13, 2018 surrounded by family and friends. A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. at the West Harpeth Funeral Home in Nashville. Visitation with the family will be held from 4:00 P.M. until the time of service.

Donnie was born in Nashville on November 24, 1942, the son of Bob and Betty Adkins. He was a graduate of North High School in Nashville, TN where he was an all-around athlete.  He was a wonderful husband and family man.  Family was always the most important thing throughout Donnie’s life.  He had a special bond with each of his three sons.  Donnie always enjoyed having a good time and was the life of the party.

In his early days, Donnie and Mary would often travel out of town to theme parks, events, or even “New Kids on the Block” concerts just to entertain the kids. Later in life, he enjoyed nothing more than watching his son, Jason, at sporting events. He was Jason’s biggest fan.

Later, he moved to Dickson and met his wife, Kristi. They then moved to White Bluff and had two sons, Hunter and Ethan. Always a hard worker, he was constantly outdoors with his family, whether cutting wood or working in his garden. Ethan and Hunter were his right hand men, always working together and listening to his favorite music.  Donnie thoroughly enjoyed his time with his wife and children, who he loved and admired.

Donnie was a huge sports fan. He enjoyed football, basketball, baseball, and even wrestling.  He constantly cheered for the Florida State Seminoles, the Los Angeles Raiders, and also the Vanderbilt Commodores.  He was always interested in any sporting event and appreciated sharing that experience with his children.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Doug Adkins.  Donnie is survived by his wife, Kristi Adkins; three sons, Jason Adkins (Erica) of Nashville, and Hunter and Ethan Adkins, both of White Bluff; one granddaughter, Madison Adkins; one nephew, Jeff Adkins of Springfield, and his nieces, Crystal “Crissy” Silvera, Tiffany Billington, and Tabitha Connolly;  and his Lab named “Happy.”

 

11 Comments to Mr. Donnie Robert Adkins

  1. David (Nervous) Lane
    April 17, 2018 4:47 pm

    Rest In Peace my friend! Will never forget all the great times we had! Prayers for the family!

  2. Kathy Barber
    April 18, 2018 10:35 am

    RIP. another North Nashville boy has earned his wings. Prayers of comfort for those family and friends you leave behind.

  3. Carrie Walters
    April 18, 2018 12:02 pm

    You will be missed, dear friend. Thank you for being such a wonderful neighbor.

  4. Bria Samples
    April 18, 2018 12:03 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. We love you!

  5. Stacy aAllen
    April 18, 2018 12:05 pm

    Prayers for your family during this difficult time.

  6. Barbara Mullins Merritt
    April 18, 2018 2:06 pm

    I believe I went to high school with Mr Atkins at North High in north Nashville sorry for your lose as time moves us to different places we do not know what happens to people that we knew when we were young

  7. Michelle Morris
    April 18, 2018 2:58 pm

    He will be missed greatly by his family and friends prayers for all of you.

  8. Justin Peachee
    April 18, 2018 6:06 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family

  9. watson family
    April 19, 2018 7:00 pm

    so very sorry for you and your family I know he will be missed

  10. Hunter Adkins
    April 20, 2018 1:32 am

    He Meant the World to me.. always Guided me in the Right direction.. Love you Dad! Cya Soon!

  11. Kristi Adkins
    April 24, 2018 1:33 am

    You were and always will be the love of my life..
    We miss you so much, nothing is the same anymore..RIP my love until we meet again…

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