History of the Restoration Movement

John Emmett Acuff


John E. Acuff

John Emmett Acuff was a gospel preacher. He was born in Pikeville, Tennessee May 6, 1889. He was married to the late Tina I. McDaniel. Together they had five children. Brother Acuff was baptized by Frank Young in 1891. He began his preaching career while a student at Nashville Bible School. He also trained at Burritt College in Spencer, Tennessee.

Most of his preaching was done while engaging in business for livelihood. For some years he served as an elder of the Charlotte Ave. church of Christ in Nashville for over 25 years. He preached at his home congregation, as well as was in demand for funerals and wedding. He conducted hundreds of funerals and weddings.

For some time he was a served as a member of the Burritt College Board, and then served for a good time as a board member of Lipscomb University and Nashville Christian Institute.

-Preachers Of Today, Volume 2

Directions To The Grave of John E. Acuff

John Emmett Acuff is buried in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee. The cemetery is located on Lebanon Pike in Nashville. From the city take I-40/24 to Exit 212/Fessler's Lane and turn left. Go down to the bottom of the hill and turn right on Lebanon Pike. The cemetery will not be far up on the right. If you are heading into town, take Exit 212 and turn right on Green, and it will run in to Lebanon Pike. Turn right on Lebanon Pike, and the cemetery will be up on the right. Plot: Section 25, Lot 134. See a map of Mount Olivet and directions on how to get there. Click GPS Location of the grave: 36.145275,-86.730875

Tina McDaniel Acuff
December 17, 1879
December 21, 1967

John Emmett Acuff
May 6, 1880
February 14, 1970

Photos Taken 05.21.2012
Webpage Updated 09.07.2020
Courtesy of Scott Harp

Web Editor's Note: The day I visited the grave of J.E. Acuff, I had just begun a week's Restoration Research trip with my dear friend Tom L. Childers. We had been set to meet at Crieve Hall Church of Christ where I would leave my truck at around 10am. As I arrived early in Nashville, I had an opportunity to run over to Mt. Olivet to find a few graves. A year or so earlier I have found the information on Acuff's grave, but had never located it. It was the first day of my good trip with Tom that I took these photos. Note: The Acuff plot is in the same section as that of Tolbert and Charlotte Fall Fanning.

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