Coach Richard Hewitt Is Deceased

Coach Hewitt

Richard Hewitt Jr., age 92, of Nashville, Tennessee, passed away peacefully at his residence on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents Amos and Elreta Hewitt; his wife of 66 years, Daphene Hewitt; one brother Buddy Hewitt and one great-grandchild, Frannie Hewitt-Corzine. He is survived by one son, Dan Hewitt (Carol); one daughter, LeeAnn Hewitt; four grandchildren, Lyndi Hewitt (Marcia), Laura Curran (Billy), Blake Anderson, Kaci Hewitt; three great-grandchildren, Liam Curran, Layla Curran, Ellie Hewitt-Corzine; numerous friends and extended family members.

Richard graduated Murry State University in 1951 and went on to teach and coach football at many of the local high schools in the area including Madison High, Maplewood, Isaac Litton, Goodlettsville, Glencliff and Donelson Christian Academy where he retired after 33 years of coaching. He was a football fanatic and loved Alabama and Vanderbilt with all his heart, he also enjoyed fishing in his leisure time. Richard has been described as a great influence to all his students and young men he coached in football. He will be greatly missed by all those that loved him and looked up to him as a mentor.

Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 11 am until 2 pm at which time a Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be conducted from the Chapel at Spring Hill Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to The Isaac Litton Alumni Association or Encouragement Ministries, Nashville. Arrangements by Spring Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery, A Nashville Landmark since 1785 “Where Nashville Comes to Remember”