ADKERSON, John Cecil The son of Johnny Carney and Sarah Alice Adkerson (Short). Was born May 22, 1932. He passed on to his heavenly Father on November 12, 2012. He was married September 14, 1952 to Loyce Marie Odom. He was survived by his wife and their four daughters and three sons. He had 14 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Children, Janet (Robert) Schutt of Yorktown, VA, Barbara (Brent) Johnson of Smyrna, TN and Steve (Sarah) Adkerson of Cincinnati, OH, Carey (Susie) Adkerson of Nashville, TN, Sharon (Scott) Salsman of Williamsburg, VA, Melvyn (Shawna) Adkerson of Columbia, SC, Marilyn (Steve) Parham of Knoxville, TN; grandchildren, William (Jessica), Phillip (Amanda), Amber (Justin), Emily, John V, Michael, Laura, Zacarey, Abbie, Paul, John R., Mark, Thomas and Jodie; great grandchildren, Hunter, Rachel and Joanna. John's first earthly love was his family. Together they traveled and camped in all 50 U.S. States, its National Parks and to 16 foreign countries. He also had a great love for sports and games and passed this on to his offspring. A Celebration of John's life will be held 11 a.m., Friday, November 16, 2012 at Stones River Baptist Church. Interment to follow at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service. The family request in lieu of flowers donations be made to the church of your choice.