Anthony "Tony" Papuchis
A Nashville native who grew up over his parents' restaurant "The Victoria Café" at the corner of 5th and Broadway. Tony graduated from Hume Fogg High School and served in the Army Air Force during WWII. After the war he returned to Nashville where he attended Vanderbilt University, earned a degree in Civil Engineering, and more importantly met his wife of 67 years, Mary Ann. He went on to attend the Nashville School of Law and passed the Tennessee Bar exam. Choosing not to practice law, he started his own consulting structural engineering practice. His hands have touched multiple mid-Tennessee buildings spanning structures from Pennington Bend Elementary School to LP Field. Tony's greatest impact on Nashville is not in the concrete and steel buildings he constructed, but the impact he had on the family and friends he had for 92 years. He was extremely generous, loved children, animals, singing in the choir at Hamilton UMC, and was a true environmentalist.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Mary Ann, daughters Trudy Papuchis with husband Marc Goldhamer, Toni Papuchis Randall with husband Randy, and son Steve Papuchis with wife Carol.
He is also survived by siblings Mary Gladys, George Thomas (Beverly), Jason (Sue), Trula (Rich) Davis, Helen Harwood, and Nan (Clell) Harwell; 8 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and multiple nieces and nephews.
Visitation today, June 10th, 5p.m.-8p.m. at Hamilton UMC. Visitation Wednesday, June 11th, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., funeral to follow at Hamilton UMC. Internment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
New Generation Funeral Home, 615-365-7105
New Generation Funeral Home - Antioch
2930 Murfreesboro Pike Antioch, TN 37013
Published in The Tennessean on June 10, 2014