James Harold Reasons

Born in Nashville, TN on December 19, 1932

Departed on June 1, 2007 and resided in Evansville, IN

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James Harold "Bud" Reasons, 74, of Nashville, TN, died June 1, 2007. Born December 19, 1932, in Nashville, TN, to the late James Franklin and Olene Forrester Reasons, he was graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science degree and Peabody College with a Masters degree. Bud was a teacher and coach for years in Metro Nashville Public Schools, including Dupont, Bellevue, Cohn, and Pearl-Cohn high schools. Bud was an active member of Woodmont Baptist Church, serving in many capacities in the deacon, youth, missions, and television ministries.
Coach Bud Reasons, a gentle giant of a man, was adored by all who knew him for his patience, lovingkindness, gentleness, quick wit, wonderful sense of humor, and steadfast loyalty to both family and friends. His decades of coaching and teaching have resulted in generations of students being influenced by his life.
Bud was preceded in death by Miriam, his wife of 46 years. He is survived by three sons, Allen and wife Laurie, Ira and wife Saxon, Jud and wife Anne; six grandchildren, Katherine, Preston, Blake, Kyle, Dexter, and Riley; a brother and sister-in-law Bobby and Ernestine Reasons; a brother-in-law James and wife Nona Dance; a sister-in-law Emily and her husband John Burgin; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 10:00am to 10:45am at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. A graveside committal service will be held at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens at 11:00am.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Parkinson's Disease Association, 1250 Hylan Blvd., Suite 4B, Staten Island, NY 10305.

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