Tandy Wilson, III - Austin Funeral & Cremation Services

Tandy Wilson, III

Born: November 25, 1922
Died: November 7, 2018
Current City: Nashville, Tennessee

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Honoring Tandy Wilson, III

Tandy W. Wilson, III passed away on November 7, 2018 surrounded by his family. He was 95. A native Nashvillian, he graduated from East High School and then attended the University of Tennessee where he was named a cheerleader during his freshman year. Later that year he joined the Army Air Corps and was called into active duty in 1943. A Second Lieutenant, he served as a pilot in Europe during World War II until July 1945. After the war, Tandy went back to the University of Tennessee to complete his degree, was president of his fraternity, served as president of the Fraternity Relations Board and was a cheerleader for his remaining three years. He graduated in 1948 and then joined his father in business as a Food Broker at T.W. Wilson and Son.

Tandy was a Metro Nashville Councilman for over 35 years. He served as chairman of Budget & Finance and on several other committees. He along with others, were instrumental in the start of the Nashville Metropolitan Government. He was a member of the Lions Club, Rotary Club, Old Junior Chamber, the D.D. Wallace Board, Men’s Club at Burton School and Hillsboro High. He was also President of the University of Tennessee National Alumni Association.

Tandy is preceded in death by his first wife, Eleanor Waters Wilson. He is survived by his four children; Tandy W. Wilson, IV (Connie), Eleanor Ray Sherrill (Ron), Jeffrey Wilson, Steve Wilson (Judy), 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his wife Dai Waters Wilson and her children; Mike Waters (Betty), David Waters (Ginny), M. L. Waters (Kim), Ine Waters, 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Tandy was a longtime member of Woodmont Christian Church where there will be a Celebration of Life Service on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. There will be a time of visitation from 1:00 p.m. until time of the service. Mr. Wilson will be buried with military honors in a private service at Nashville National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eleanor Waters Wilson Scholarship Fund, University of Tennessee | College of Education, Health and Human Sciences, Attn: Penny Howell, 324 Claxton Education Complex, Knoxville, TN 37996-3400. If donating online: (1) Go to the link above, (2) choose the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences, (3) go to the box that reads “Please Describe Fund Not Listed”  and enter Eleanor Waters Wilson Fund.

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