Richard Head, father of University of Tennessee Women's Basketball Coach Pat Head Summitt, passed away at home, surrounded by family, in Henrietta, Tenn., on Sunday evening, Oct. 23, 2005.
Mr. Head, known as "The Tall Man," celebrated his 83rd birthday on Oct. 13. He is survived by Hazel Albright Head, his wife of 63 years; sons, Tommy (Deloris) Head of Henrietta, Tenn., Charles (Mitzi) Head of Thomasville, Tenn., and Kenneth (Debbie) Head of Oak Plains, Tenn., and daughters, Patricia (R.B.) Summitt of Knoxville, Tenn., and Linda (Wesley) Attebery of Thomasville, Tenn. Additionally, he is survived by brothers: Conroy (Eleanor) Head of Mt. Carmel, Tenn. and Hughes (late Ruth) Head of Stroudsville, Tenn., as well as nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Clay and Lucy Elliott Head.
Mr. Richard Head was an active member of the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church over 73 years, served as Chairman of the East Montgomery Utility Board for 40 years, a Montgomery County Commissioner for six years and a Cheatham County Commissioner for 18 years, while also serving on various other committees within his community.
Visitation with family was held at Boyd's Funeral Home, 101 Elizabeth Street, Ashland City, Tenn. and funeral services were held on Oct. 26, 2005, at the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, 5050 Pickering Road, Clarksville, Tenn. 37403 with Brother Steve Kelley, Brother Duane Cowan and Pastor Regina Hall officiating. Active pallbearers are Chuck Head, David Head, Brandon Douglas, Derrick Head, Richie Head, Jason Carney, Chris Head and Tyler Summitt.