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Thomas FILLEBROWN

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FILLEBROWN, Thomas ScottOf Nashville, died on December 26, 2012 after an extended illness. He was a community and church leader, born November 18, 1926 in New York City, the son of T. S. Fillebrown, Sr. and Beatrice H. Fillebrown. Scott graduated from Deerfield Academy and Princeton University, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Lavinia, and their four daughters, Peggy McMurray, Bea Isenhour, Ellen Vaughn (Tim), and Scottie Coombs (Bill); nine grandchildren, Sallie Simpson (Paul), Will McMurray (Drennon), Tee Isenhour (Lauren), Sara Isenhour, Timothy Vaughn, Scott Vaughn, Lauren Quinn, Hudson Coombs, and Marguerite Coombs; two great-granddaughters, Anna Simpson and Coleman McMurray, and a sister, Sallie F. Hofmann, of Walnut Creek, CA. Scott served in the Navy during World War II and Korea; he served a term in the Metro City Council, and was Chairman of the Nashville Housing Authority under Mayor Beverly Briley. He served as President of First American National Bank, was past Director of the American Bankers Association and the Tennessee Bankers Association, and a member of the Association of Reserve City Bankers. He was a past President of the Nashville Area Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, a founding member and past President of Nashville Public Television, past President of the Canby Robinson Society, and founder of Knot-Hole baseball. After retirement from banking, Scott owned and operated a steel fabricating company. He served for 16 years as Commissioner, Vice-Mayor, and Mayor of the City of Belle Meade. He was a former member of the Belle Meade Country Club and a past member of the Rotary Club of Nashville. Scott was a member and past junior and senior warden of St. George's Episcopal Church, a former lay Eucharistic Minister, and he also served as Treasurer of the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee for many years. He was awarded the Bishop's Cross in 1999. Scott loved his family, tennis, his time spent in Longboat Key, FL, and his old poker buddies. The family wishes to thank the staff at Woodcrest Health Center for their loving care. Visitation with the family will be held at St. George's Episcopal Church on Sunday, December 30 from 3-5 p.m., and a memorial service will be held at St. George's Church on Monday, December 31 at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to St. George's Episcopal Church, 4715 Harding Road, Nashville, TN 37205, or The Harpeth Hall School, 3801 Hobbs Road, Nashville, TN 37215.


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Published in The Tennessean from Dec. 28 to Dec. 30, 2012
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