Nashville Employee Benefits Lawyer Dies

Nashville lawyer Samuel Arthur Butts III died last Tuesday (Feb. 4). A native Nashvillian, Butts graduated from Montgomery Bell Academy in 1967. He obtained his undergraduate and law degree (1975) from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For 38 years Butts worked as an ERISA and employee benefits lawyer. Among his many accomplishments, he served as president and member of the executive committee for the Middle Tennessee Employee Benefits Counsel. He also chaired the Committee on Retirement Plans for the City of Nashville and served on the city’s Employee Benefits Study & Formulating Committee. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be given to the South Cheatham Public Library, c/o Janet Walker, 358 N. Main St., Kingston Springs, TN 37082 or Alive Hospice at St. Thomas, 4220 Harding Rd., Wing 3-B, Nashville, TN 37205. The South Cheatham Advocate reported the news.