TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Tba People on Mar 1, 2015

Journal Issue Date: Mar 2013

Journal Name: March 2015 - Vol. 51, No. 3

TBA senior counselor HARRY WARD CAMP died Jan. 27 at the age of 83. Camp practiced law for more than 50 years in McMinnville. He graduated in 1957 from Vanderbilt University Law School, where he was president of the student body and associate managing editor of the law review. He was a member of the Christian Legal Society and served as president of the board of Aldersgate Renewal Ministries for nine years. He later was certified as a spiritual director by Stillpoint in Nashville and taught courses at the Caribbean College of the Bible. Memorial donations may be made to the Good Neighbors Food Ministry of the McMinnville First United Methodist Church, 200 W. Main St., McMinnville, TN 37110.

Retired Nashville lawyer and TBA senior counselor ROBERT F. “DADDY BOB” SPANN died Jan. 19 at the age of 83. He was living in Murfreesboro at the time. Spann graduated from the YMCA Night Law School in 1966 and began practicing in Nashville. He was a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and the Nashville Bar Association throughout his career. Spann also was a lifelong member of Arlington Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the church at 1360 Murfreesboro Rd., Nashville, TN 37217.

Nashville native CARLTON B. TARKINGTON died Jan. 20 from complications of heart surgery. He was 78. A 1963 graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School, Tarkington first worked at West Publishing. He then founded a boutique investment firm, Edinburgh Investments, where he worked until shortly before his death. He also founded the Bank of Bellevue and PrimeTrust Bank. In the late 1990s, Tarkington played a significant role in Vanderbilt Law School’s renovation and expansion. The Tarkington Suite, a library study area, is named in his honor. He also endowed the Tarkington Chair of Teaching Excellence. He served on the law school’s board of advisors and was named the school’s distinguished alumnus in 2011. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to West Meade Fellowship Church Building Fund, 277 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville, TN 37221.