WOMACK, EDWARD PETERS "ED," 75, died peacefully on July 26, 2013 after a long battle with cancer in Nashville, TN.
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He was formerly a resident of Louisville in his youth and while raising a family. Ed was a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and the University of Illinois. He was a graduate instructor in architecture and urban planning at U of I. He was the Division Director and later the Associate Director of the Louisville and Jefferson County Planning Commission. He was also a Vice President with Schimpeler-Corradino Associates before becoming the Director of Planning with Barge Wagner Sumner & Cannon in Nashville, and as a Senior Planner at Parsons Brinkerhoff's newly opened office, Nashville, in 2007. Among his accomplishments were as a founding member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, designing the bike path from Cherokee Park to downtown Louisville, comprehensive land use plans for Louisville and Jefferson County and the development of the St. Thomas Seminary property.
In retirement, Ed was busy with painting, pottery, travel, genealogy, and published a book "Warring" in January of 2013. He was a doting grandfather to his grandchildren Kathryn and Michael Womack; David, Anthony and Steven Martinez; Forde and Augusta Womack. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary E. (Tish), his brother Wayne, of Ruther Glen, VA, and children E. Peters Womack Jr. (Pete) (Kim Weiss), M. Rebecca (Becki) Martinez (Robert) and Robert B. (Maureen); many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Margaret "Su" Hobson.
A memorial service will be held at Christ Church Cathedral in Nashville at 11 a.m. August 3, 2013. Memorials may be made in Ed's name to the Lymphoma Research Foundation, 115 Broadway, 13 Floor, New York, NY 10006; Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203; or Christ Church Cathedral's Sacred Space in The City, 900 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203. The family would like to thank especially Richard Stein, M.D., William Serafin, M.D., Gaelyn Garrett, M.D. and Babsi Chak., M.D., all of Vanderbilt Medical Center as well as Alive Hospice for their care and support.
Published in The Courier-Journal on July 28, 2013