In memory of
Emmons Hicks Woolwine Iii
In memory of
Emmons Hicks Woolwine Iii
Emmons Hicks Woolwine III Nashville - Nashville - Emmons (Skip) Hicks Woolwine III, age 61 of Nashville, TN passed away November 7th, 2019. Skip, a Nashville native, was a graduate of Montgomery Bell Academy (C'76) and Vanderbilt University (C'80). Since 1973 at age 15, Skip had a career in radio and television in Nashville, working on-air or sales for such stations as WSM, WLAC, Y-107, and volunteering for non-commercial, public WNPT, WPLN, and Vanderbilt's WRVU. Hired by WSM at age 17, Skip was the youngest paid announcer in company history. In 1980, Skip was the producer for a first-of-its-kind European broadcast of the Grand Ole Opry, with his voice reaching Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa on the waves of Radio Luxembourg. Skip married his wife Trish Webster in 1984. After many years of being an on-air talent for local radio stations, Skip moved into sales, and eventually began his own advertising agency in 1990, handling major accounts like Nashville Superspeedway. Following his radio career, Skip refocused his career to Real Estate with his wife Trish Woolwine, having received his real estate license in 1983. He and his wife have been brokers at Fridrich & Clark Realty for nearly 20 year. He continued to do voice over work for local and national commercials. Skip was an avid musician as a guitarist and singer, with The Eldorados while in college, The 1969 Band, and his own group, Fade to Black, which he led for over 25 years, performing for the Predators and two gubernatorial inaugurations. He was able to pass this love of music down to his sons, who produce music and perform in their own band, Dr. Soul's. He loved regional and obscure rock and soul music from the 60's and 70's, as well as novelty and experimental records like Dr. Demento and Frank Zappa. He was a founding Director and former Treasurer of the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame, a member of Belle Meade Country Club, of St. George's Episcopal Church, and of the Sons of the American Revolution. Skip was preceded in death by his father Emmons Hicks Woolwine Jr., brother-in-law Brian Webster, and his nieces Rebecca Bettis and Lauren Jenkins. He is survived by his wife Trish, sons Hicks (Emmons IV) and Huntre, mother Suzanne Woolwine, sister Chris Bettis (Holt), and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and sisters-in-law. The visitation will begin at 12:30pm on Tuesday, November 12th at St. George's Episcopal Church, 4715 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205. The funeral will follow the visitation beginning at 2:30pm and will be officiated by Rev. R. Leigh Spruill. Due to church construction, carpooling is strongly encouraged. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame ( https://tennesseeradiohalloffame.wildapricot.org/ ), Animal Harbor of Winchester ( animalharbor.org ), or Montgomery Bell Academy's Theatre Department. Please visit our website at www.marshalldonnellycombs.com
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In memory of
Emmons Hicks Woolwine Iii
Emmons Hicks Woolwine III Nashville - Nashville - Emmons (Skip) Hicks Woolwine III, age 61 of Nashville, TN passed away November 7th, 2019. Skip, a Nashville native, was a graduate of Montgomery Bell Academy (C'76) and Vanderbilt University (C'80). Since 1973 at age 15, Skip had a career in radio and television in Nashville, working on-air or sales for such stations as WSM, WLAC, Y-107, and volunteering for non-commercial, public WNPT, WPLN, and Vanderbilt's WRVU. Hired by WSM at age 17, Skip was the youngest paid announcer in company history. In 1980, Skip was the producer for a first-of-its-kind European broadcast of the Grand Ole Opry, with his voice reaching Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa on the waves of Radio Luxembourg. Skip married his wife Trish Webster in 1984. After many years of being an on-air talent for local radio stations, Skip moved into sales, and eventually began his own advertising agency in 1990, handling major accounts like Nashville Superspeedway. Following his radio career, Skip refocused his career to Real Estate with his wife Trish Woolwine, having received his real estate license in 1983. He and his wife have been brokers at Fridrich & Clark Realty for nearly 20 year. He continued to do voice over work for local and national commercials. Skip was an avid musician as a guitarist and singer, with The Eldorados while in college, The 1969 Band, and his own group, Fade to Black, which he led for over 25 years, performing for the Predators and two gubernatorial inaugurations. He was able to pass this love of music down to his sons, who produce music and perform in their own band, Dr. Soul's. He loved regional and obscure rock and soul music from the 60's and 70's, as well as novelty and experimental records like Dr. Demento and Frank Zappa. He was a founding Director and former Treasurer of the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame, a member of Belle Meade Country Club, of St. George's Episcopal Church, and of the Sons of the American Revolution. Skip was preceded in death by his father Emmons Hicks Woolwine Jr., brother-in-law Brian Webster, and his nieces Rebecca Bettis and Lauren Jenkins. He is survived by his wife Trish, sons Hicks (Emmons IV) and Huntre, mother Suzanne Woolwine, sister Chris Bettis (Holt), and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and sisters-in-law. The visitation will begin at 12:30pm on Tuesday, November 12th at St. George's Episcopal Church, 4715 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205. The funeral will follow the visitation beginning at 2:30pm and will be officiated by Rev. R. Leigh Spruill. Due to church construction, carpooling is strongly encouraged. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame ( https://tennesseeradiohalloffame.wildapricot.org/ ), Animal Harbor of Winchester ( animalharbor.org ), or Montgomery Bell Academy's Theatre Department. Please visit our website at www.marshalldonnellycombs.com
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Nashville, TN 37203
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