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Anthony Green Adcock

April 23, 1942 — October 21, 2023

Anthony Green Adcock passed from this life (passed into eternity) Saturday, October 21, 2023, at Troy Regional Medical Center after years of battling cancer.

Graveside services for Mr. Adcock will be held Thursday, October 26, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at Mt. View Cemetery in McMinnville, TN. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

Tony was born April 23, 1942, to Mildred Green Adcock and Paul Joseph Adcock of Madison, Tennessee. He was a graduate of Madison High School where he was an honor student, president of the senior class, and an award-winning lineman on the Madison football.

Tony earned his undergraduate degree with honors at Lipscomb University. The student body named him the most outstanding male senior. He continued his studies in Nashville at Peabody College where he earned his master’s degree in education.

He was invited to join the faculty at Lipscomb, where he taught until he entered Indiana University-Bloomington, where he earned his HSD, a doctorate in health education. In addition to teaching at Lipscomb University, he taught at Memphis State University, Freed-Hardeman University, and Troy University. He considered his most important professional accomplishment his impact on students to live and teach with passion, purpose, and principles.

In retirement, he devoted himself to teaching and serving others in organizations and churches where he could share his compassion, and use his knowledge, experience, and love for God.

He is survived by his son Matthew and Matt’s family: Dawn (his wife), sons Jackson and Carter, and daughter Anna Katherine.

Helping students afford to attend college and earn an education was one of Tony’s important works. If you desire to honor him in this way, please consider these two scholarships:

Lipscomb Opportunity Scholarship

Paul Stovall, Lipscomb University, 1 University Park Drive, Nashville TN 37204



Bryan Scholarship Fund

Bryan College

Janice Pendergrass

721 Bryan Drive

Dayton TN 37321


Online condolences may be at

Dillard Funeral Home in Troy, AL and High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

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