Robert Jennings Adwell

May 25, 1950February 26, 2012

Mr. Robert Jennings Adwell, age 61, was a Native Nashvillian. He passed away peacefully surrounding by his family and friends on Sunday, February 26, 2012. He was born on May 25, 1950 to Velda Mai (Jennings) & the late Charles E. Adwell, Sr. Robert graduated in 1970 from Tennessee Technological University, later establishing Adwell Cobb Interiors with his life partner of 37 years. He attended 2nd Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his Life Partner, William E. Cobb; Mother, Velda Mai Adwell; Brother, Charles E. Adwell, Jr.; Sister, Beth (James W.) Allen; Nephew, Christopher James Allen; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Memorial Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 10th 2012 at 2nd Presbyterian Church 3511 Belmont Blvd. Nashville, Tennessee 37215. The family will receive friends at the church from 9 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. Those who wish may make donations in Robert's honor, to the Vanderbilt-Ingram Pancreas cancer Center Research Fund. Arrangements under the direction of Brentwood-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home, Brentwood, TN.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 10, 2012
  • Visitation Saturday, March 10, 2012

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Kent Liddle

March 20, 2012

I am sorry to hear the news today of Roberts passing. I feel blessed to have known him. Working with Robert and William has always been great. We will truly miss him, and have William, and his family in our prayers and thoughts.

Fannie Bean

March 13, 2012

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Tina Riley

March 13, 2012

Beautiful Mr Adwell... how you always lit up a room with that radiant smile and sweet spirit. I am saddened beyond words to hear of your passing from this life, yet I rejoice for your new journey pain free... William, my heart absolutely aches for your loss and I am so very very sorry. My prayers and thoughts are with you daily...morning and night.
Good bye sweet Robert are aready missed!

Gary Thomas

March 10, 2012

Robert was a wonderful,kind,thoughtful person,and will be missed terribly by us. We love you!
Gary Thomas & Jim Myers

Amy Fuge

March 9, 2012

We were devastated to read of Robert's passing and our prayers and thoughts are with William and the Adwell family.

Patsy Fulton

March 9, 2012

To William, Velda, Eddie and Beth: We are blessed in knowing that Bob is now Living Life in a much better way while continuing with his welcoming flair and glowing smile. Of course, Bob has always been an angel to me. When we were young, the future seemed like such a sure thing and so far away, thought we knew what it would bring; work hard, play hard and don't sweat the bills. Never guessed things would change so much. Though we knew, as friends, we would never lose touch; I sure could handle some of those good times again. All of Bob's dreams seem so far away now; however, our friendship will be right here to stay, the road between us will never be too long…...Bob was such a dear friend to me. Bob had a way of always making me feel very special with his warm smile and welcoming flair. Bob was handsome and charming, so creative, funny and yes, annoying at times too. Bob never let me forget that he appreciated our friendship as much as I did. He loved all of you guys and had a particular love for life itself. May we all find the strength we need to see us through this difficult time and hold Bob and all of our memories in our hearts forever. Love, Patsy

Bernie & Robin Gray

March 9, 2012

We were saddened to learn of Robert's passing. It has been several years since we've seen Robert. He (and William) have been in our conversations throughout the years while sharing the good, bad and ugly memories of marathon training. :~D He brought a smile to our faces, laughter and happiness to our hearts. Our deepest sympathy and prayers to William and the family.

Bob Follis

March 9, 2012

For twenty years we lived next door to each other. We shared almost everything we had with each other growing up. As we grew older we were seperated by many miles and long periods of time would pass between visits. However when we did catch back up with each other he never failed to show up with with that smile that always brought joy to those around him. He was a wonderful person. I'll miss him allot.

Natalie Terry

March 8, 2012

What a joy to have known such a special person. Thanks for always being there for Buddy and all our family. You were so great to our parents and they loved you so much. The ray of sunshine from your everlasting smile will continue to glow in our hearts forever. We love you.

Louise Stark

March 8, 2012

My heart is heavy with the news of Robert's passing. He was an amazing person and I know he will be dearly missed by all. The world might be a little less bright today but the heavens are shining.