Guy Benjamin Nerren

Born in Bolivar County, Mississippi on May 7, 1931

Departed on September 3, 2016 and resided in Franklin, Tennessee

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Guy Benjamin Nerren- Age 85, September 3, 2016.

He is preceded in death by his daughter, Lori Patricia Knox Famularo; parents, Abby Alma Rico and Guy Buren; siblings, Velma McMinn, Martha Van Eaton, Buren Milton Nerren and Rachel Johnston.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patricia Martin Nerren; daughters, Kellye (Jeffrey) Rice and Kaye (Randall) Burton; grandchildren, Benjamin (Rachel) Burton, Haley Rice, Hunter Rice, Will Burton, Dalton Knox, Hope Rice and Wyatt Burton.


He attended Freed Hardeman then graduated from David Lipscomb University with a degree in Sociology. He then went on to earn a Master’s Degree from Mississippi State, before serving in the U.S. Army in Germany. He started his work career in Leland, Mississippi, in economic development. Guy then served as President and General Manager of the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce from 1961-1990, bringing thousands of jobs to North Alabama.

Visitation will be from 5-8p.m. on Tuesday, September 7, 2016 at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Brentwood Hills Church of Christ, 5120 Franklin Pk. Nashville. Interment will immediately follow at 1 p.m. at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Guy’s honor to Nolen Hills Church of Christ Ministry or The Multiple Sclerosis Society of TN.

HARPETH HILLS FUNERAL HOME, 9090 Hwy 100, Nashville (615) 646-9292

4 Comments to Guy Benjamin Nerren

  1. Carroll & Jane Moore
    September 5, 2016 8:22 am

    We were saddened and shocked to learn of Guy’s passing. Such a nice gentleman. We will all miss him.
    Condolences to Pat, Kellye, and Kaye as well as all the family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Carroll & Jane Moore

  2. Bob and Sue Myracle-and his other Centerhill Lake neighbors.
    September 5, 2016 4:22 pm

    He will be missed here at the Lake. We are in sympathy with all the friends and family and pray for you as you grieve his earthly departure.

  3. Pat Clark
    September 6, 2016 3:00 pm

    Oh, Pat, We r so sorry to hear about Guy. All of u r in our thoughts and prayers. I’ll never forget all the good times we had when u all were in Huntsville. May God bless all of u is our prayer.

  4. Tom and Susan Ille
    September 7, 2016 10:08 am

    Pat, Kellye and family – we are so sorry to hear of losing Guy. Being neighbors for over 20 years we can certainly attest that he loved working outdoors, if he spotted you he would always waive or stop to chat. We will miss him.

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