Kenneth William Monahan

Born in Adams, Tennessee on December 16, 1943

Departed on May 29, 2019 and resided in Ashland City, Tennessee

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Kenneth William Monahan “Nashville’s Only Cowboy” Age 75 May 29, 2019.

Born on December 16, 1943 in Adams, Tennessee.

Preceded in death by his parents, Ruby and WM. F Monahan; brother, Steve “Moose” Monahan.

He is survived by his sister, Patricia Henry (Gary) of White Bluff; two nieces and three nephews.

He retired after working for 36 years at Metro Public Works and worked at Stockyard Restaurant for over 40 years.

Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. on Sunday, June 2, 2019 and 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Monday at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will be at 1 p.m. on Monday at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens.

Friends and cousins will serve as pallbearers.

10 Comments to Kenneth William Monahan

  1. Cheryl Bretz
    May 30, 2019 7:07 pm

    He was also the manager of the football team at Cohn High School when I was there. I have know him since High School. He was always kind, generous and hardworking. He loved his family and he was a star in Nashville’s downtown scene in the 1960’s thru 1980’s, everyone called him Tex, Nashvilles Cow Boy, Sherriff of Weno Ranch, Nashville. He also was the Best Santa Clause. He will be missed.

  2. Sheila Pewitt
    May 30, 2019 7:30 pm

    He is my cousin and was always very kind to all.many times he took the time out of his busy life to play Santa to our kids he always took care of his family,Rest In Peace cousin you will be missed

  3. Clara Gail Cole
    May 30, 2019 9:25 pm

    I did not know him personally but have fond memories of him from the WENO Ranch and Stockyard. He was such a nice person. May he rest in peace. God bless his family.

  4. Charles Hardy
    May 30, 2019 9:52 pm

    Was a big buddy of Marios, and enjoyed Fairgrounds wrestling.

  5. Donna Meade
    May 31, 2019 1:41 am

    Tex was a long time friend from our days of working together at the Stockyard Restaurant and Bullpen Lounge. He always looked out for me like a big brother and was so good to me… I will always love him for it. He will surely be missed.
    Deepest sympathies go out to his sister Patty and the family during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  6. Bill Anderson Jr
    June 1, 2019 10:43 am

    Tex was a great friend to many …. many memories of him at The Stockyards and WENO Ranch . Thoughts and prayers for his family .

  7. Gary Buck
    June 1, 2019 12:22 pm

    My Friend..RIP “Tex”.

  8. David Lindahl
    June 2, 2019 9:11 am

    They always said “you never know who you’ll see at the Stockyard”, well the whole world came to see “TEX”, everybody knew and loved Kenneth, my prayers to the family and Patty for our loss.

  9. jerry harris
    June 2, 2019 8:47 pm

    Kenneth was a friend since high school. he use to get his Dads Comet and go to the
    krystal on West End and then out to shoneys.. ….such a great guy.
    will miss him. He was a big guy but had a bigger heart..Would have never thought that we would both end up being garbagemen..Our prayers go out to his family

  10. George, Shelby & Jamie Hough
    June 8, 2019 11:45 pm

    Tex… there are no words to express how much you were loved by your Stockyard family. You were the best Cowboy in Nashville. We loved you, your kind heart and your ability to make us all feel protected. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MISSED. WE LOVE YOU,
    George, Shelby, & Jamie Hough

    God Bless Patty and your family and give them peace and strength.

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