Marshall-Donnelly-Combs Funeral Home

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Davis Adkisson

February 5, 1949September 26, 2019

Davis Whitfield “Buster” Adkisson, Jr. passed away on September 25, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Davis and Lucia Adkisson, and son Davis “Chip” Adkisson, III. Buster is survived by his wife of 48 years, Pam; daughter Whitney; brother Jeff and sister-in-law Sharon. Buster began his working career in First American Bank’s management program. He later served as a Vice President for Nashville Gas Company. He earned an M.B.A. from Belmont University and a Master’s in psychology from Middle Tennessee State University. After earning a law degree, he worked as an attorney in private practice. Buster loved animals, football, and a good laugh. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on September 30 at Belmont United Methodist Church. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. The burial will be held at Spring Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chip Adkisson Scholarship Fund, c/o St. Paul Christian Academy, 5035 Hillsboro Rd., Nashville, TN 37215.


  • Visitation Monday, September 30, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, September 30, 2019


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Jim Berry

October 3, 2019

I worked with Buster at Nashville Gas Company early on during my first years of practicing law at Bass, Berry & Sims. He was such a pleasure to work with and, if all my clients had a Buster, they would all be my favorite client. I fondly remembered Buster often through the years and regret that I did not have the opportunity to continue to rub shoulders or work with him while he was in private practice. I was shocked to see Buster's obituary, but it was a pleasure to catch up somewhat on the missing years during the celebration of life at Belmont UMC.

Jay Wenber

September 29, 2019

Buster was my supervisor and mentor at Nashville Gas he motivated me after my Masters In I/O Psych to enter Nashville School of Law.A great and bright friendly individual he was !

Linda Miller

September 29, 2019

Yes I knew Buster from Nashville Gas Company when I worked their he was a very nice man, I know he will be missed by his family and friends.

Susan Swanson-Moore

September 28, 2019

Buster was very dear to my family. He and my father were so much alike both being big hearted, giving people, and both loving a good laugh. When my father was in the hospital Pam and Buster visited. Buster and I were in the room when the Doctor and nurse walked in for evening rounds. The doctor asked what he could do for my dad and my dad replied he’d like a different mattress because the one he had was very uncomfortable. The doctor said he wasn’t sure he could honor that request and Buster chimed in and said he was Mr. Swanson’s attorney representing him and he needed a better mattress. My dad played along with Buster and told them Buster was the best! We all know he was an awesome attorney and negotiator! The next day my dad got a more comfortable mattress. That was Buster! He was happiest serving others and looking out for someone else. He and my dad had a great laugh over that! Buster was extremely smart and quick Whetted. He and my dad also had that in common. I know they have lots of catching up to do in heaven and my dad is meeting Chip. What a wonderful reunion they are having! Buster will be missed by my family and always remembered for his kind spirit.