Richard Ray Hedgepath, Sr.

Born on August 12, 1936

Departed on January 27, 2018 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Richard Ray Hedgepath, Sr., a gentle giant, born August 12, 1936, passed away peacefully at home January 25, 2018. Preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Annette Saunders, parents Vernon and Berryl, and sister Maxine. Survived by two sons, Richard Jr. and Philip, grandchildren Garrett and Maggie, and great-grandchild Zaniah, brother Robert (Barbara), and sister Geraldine Hedgepath. Also survived by Linda Diguette, Julia Hedgepath, and Debbie Williams.
Richard, a veteran, was a graduate of Cohn High School, Peabody College, and the YMCA Night Law School. He practiced law in Nashville for 40 years with the law firm Collins Hedgepath Lee & Young. He deeply admired Benton County and the Tennessee River, and he was an active member at St John's UMC and served at the soup kitchen. Ray will be remembered as a loving, devoted, generous, and compassionate man, a true gentleman. In lieu of flowers please send donations to St John's UMC Soup Kitchen, 6300 Charlotte Avenue Nashville TN 37209. Visitation at West Harpeth Funeral Home, Tuesday 5 p.m. - 8 p.m., Wednesday 12 p.m. - 2 pm. Service Wednesday at 2 pm.

6 Comments to Richard Ray Hedgepath, Sr.

  1. Wayne and Jane Jackson
    January 29, 2018 2:20 pm

    What a loss! Love your family. So sorry to learn of his passing. We will miss him tremendously. A good friend for many, many years. Lots of wonderful memories.

    With love, prayers and sincere sympathy,

    Wayne and Jane

  2. Ray Scott
    January 29, 2018 2:52 pm

    I am shocked to learn of Richard’s passing! Just saw, and talked with him last month. Our association goes back many years. Annette was on my faculty at Harpeth Valley School. Loved both of them. Will be remembering their family in my thoughts and prayers.

    Ray Scott

  3. Martha & Frank Lee
    January 29, 2018 5:53 pm

    Our friend for 40+ years and has been one of the best friends we have had. He walked the walk and talked the talk, so with confidence you can know that he is joyful in Heaven with Annette.

  4. Mary Ann & Jim McDowell
    January 30, 2018 7:58 am

    How very much I loved your Dad! What a wonderful Father, Husband and Granddad.
    My memories of Aunt Annette & Uncle Ray
    go back to when they were married at Park Avenue Baptist Church and the fun times we shared down at Beaver Dam! They were always there for everyone and are now together in heaven!

    My love and prayers are with you boys!!

    January 30, 2018 4:57 pm

    Richard I am so sorry for your loss. I remember your father from my first years of practicing law he was so nice to me. If I can do anything for you please call me. My love and prayers are with you. Sandy

  6. Derrickson Family
    February 2, 2018 8:41 am

    I’m very sorry for the loss of your dear one. I know that Richard will be dearly missed. I hope that you can find comfort in the knowledge “that there is going to be a resurrection” as the Bible confirms at Acts 24:15. Jesus also assured us that that “all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” John 5:28,29 Through prayer and meditating on God’s promises, may you find real hope and strength. 1Thess.4:13,14

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