Charles Richard Franklin Treadway(1939 - 2014)

Charles Richard Franklin Treadway

Nashville, TN

Charles Richard Franklin Treadway, age 74, died after a brief illness on April 30, 2014.

He was born on October 16, 1939 in Louisville, Kentucky to the late Ruby Peeples Treadway and Charles Franklin Treadway of Nashville, Tennessee. He is also predeceased by his brother, James Lewis Treadway of Birmingham, Alabama.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-two years, Jane Montgomery Heifrin Treadway. He is also survived by his three children: Catherine Clark Treadway Morris (Timothy), Charles Franklin Treadway II and Jane Caldwell Treadway Williams; and by five grandchildren: Richard McDaniel Morris, William Montgomery Morris, Sarah Catherine Morris, Brahn Williams and Brianna Marie Williams, all of Nashville, Tennessee.

Shortly after his birth in Louisville, Kentucky, his family moved back to Mississippi, where he lived until the age of ten, when his family moved to Nashville. He attended Robertson Academy and Peabody Demonstration School (now The University School), where he was elected President of the Student Body. He was a National Merit Semi-Finalist and was awarded a Harold Sterling Scholarship to Vanderbilt University, where he graduated cum laude in three years. He also graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and obtained his psychiatric residency at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He became board certified in both psychiatry and neurology. He later obtained a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the Jack C. Massey School of Business at Belmont University, where he graduated summa cum laude.

After completion of his residency in psychiatry, he served as a Clinical Associate at the National Institute of Mental Health in Washington, DC. He also served as an Instructor in Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Upon his return to Nashville, he was appointed Commissioner of Mental Health for the State of Tennessee by Governor Winfield Dunn. In 1973, he was appointed to serve as a member of the National Advisory Mental Health Council. He again served as Commissioner of Mental Health under Governor Lamar Alexander. In 1975, he became Associate Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs at Vanderbilt University, but left in 1979, to found Psychiatric Consultants, which employed 15 psychiatrists. From 1996 to 2002, he practiced psychiatry at The Treadway Clinic. After he retired his medical practice, he continued to practice psychiatry by providing care to active-duty soldiers and veterans.

Richard was a member of the Board of Trustees at Centennial Medical Center from 1986 to 1996. From 1990 to 1996, he served as Medical Director of Hospital Corporation of America's Parthenon Pavilion, and as Vice President for Psychiatric Operations of the Tennessee Division of Hospital Corporation of America from 1995 to 1996.

In 1996, he founded Psychiatric Solutions, Incorporated, with Clayton McWhorter, Joey Jacobs, Bryce DeHaven, and Douglas Lewis, where he served as Chairman of the Board until its merger with PMR. In 1998, he founded Medical Properties of America with Clayton McWhorter, Wayne Buck, and Philip Suiter, which was later sold to Windrose Medical Properties Trust. In 2012, he became a member of the Board of Directors of Polaris Hospital Company and also served as Chairman Emeritus and Chief Medical Officer.

His community involvement included service as a member of The Jack C. Massey School of Business Board of Advisors at Belmont University, Chairman of the Board of the Clayton McWhorter Society at Belmont University, Founder and Board Member of The Canby Robinson Society of Vanderbilt University, Founder and President of the Luton Society, member of the Board of Directors of the Vanderbilt University Medical Alumni Association, member of the Board of Directors of the Cumberland Heights Foundation, and a member of the Board of Directors of The English-Speaking Union of the United States (both nationally and locally). He was a member of the inaugural class of Leadership Nashville. He was also a devoted genealogist and derived great pleasure from studying his heritage and in aiding others to do so.

He was a member of St. George's Episcopal Church, Belle Meade Country Club, and the University Club of Nashville.

Honorary Pallbearers are Kelly Drew Alexander, Jr., J. Lucian Davis, Robert Fisher, John C. Frist, Jr., William L. Hinds III, Robert C. Jamieson, Richard H. Knight, Jr., Christopher F. Kyriopoulos, Kevin D. Lee, Timothy Britt Morris, Samuel Lewis Peeples, William M. Petrie, John Rochford, James Scott Treadway, Major Andrew Treadway II, Marcus Alfred Treadway, Jr., Karl VanDevender, William H. Yates III and Willie Young.

The visitation will be held on Monday, May 5th at 9:30 a.m., at St. George's Episcopal Church, and the Memorial service will be immediately following at 11 a.m. The private burial service will be held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. George's Episcopal Church, 4715 Harding Road, 37205; The Clayton McWhorter Society of Belmont University, 1900 Belmont Boulevard, 37212; The Jack C. Massey School of Business of Belmont University, 1900 Belmont Boulevard, 37212; Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, 37203; or the .

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Published in The Tennessean from May 2 to May 4, 2014