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Andrew Mac McConnico Gant, Jr., obituary

Andrew “Mac” McConnico Gant, Jr., 86 of Nashville, Tenn., died Feb. 20, 2013. 

He was a graduate of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University School of Law, and served in the U.S. Navy.  Mr. Gant practiced law in Nashville, served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, and served as legal counsel for two insurance companies before moving to Birmingham, Ala. in 1964 to work in the legal department at Liberty National Life Insurance Co., from which he retired in 1985. He and his wife recently moved back to Franklin, Tenn. and lived at NHC Place – Cool Springs. In the third grade, Mr. Gant met the love of his life, Mary Taylor Williams.

Mr. Gant was an active member of Independent Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, where he served as an Elder, sang in the choir, and particularly enjoyed his long tenure as Head Usher. Mr. Gant’s passion was the Boy Scouts of America.  He served as a Scoutmaster for many years, with over 150 Scouts reaching the rank of Eagle during his leadership of Troop 86.  Mr. Gant also served in a variety of Scouting roles on the unit, district, and council levels and received many awards, including the Silver Beaver award.  He was also a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and the St. Andrew’s Society.

Mr. Gant is preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth Gant, and by his parents, Alexine and A.M. Gant, and by two brothers, John W. Grimes and Edward S. Gant.

Mr. Gant is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary Taylor Williams, four children: daughter, Carter Gant Cooper (Lee), and sons Andrew M. Gant, III (Sue), Paul T. Gant (Sherry), and John A. Gant; ten grandchildren: Kathryn, Nancy and John Cooper; Lorien Gant Glisson (Nicholas), Megan and Victoria Gant; Katie, Carrie, Paul Taylor (Kt), and Andrew Gant; two sisters: Ann Eberle (Bill) and Betty Smith; a brother-in- law, Carter Williams, Jr. and a sister-in-law, Margaret Grimes.

Graveside service will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, 3 p.m. at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Franklin, Tenn. Memorial service will be held Friday, March 1, 2013, 2 p.m. at Independent Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, Ala., and the family will receive friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Independent Presbyterian Church, 3100 Highland Ave., Birmingham, Ala. 35205 or to the Greater Alabama Council, Boy Scouts of America, 516 Liberty Parkway, Birmingham, Ala. 35242.

Arrangements are by Williamson Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services at Franklin.

Posted on: 2/22/2013


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