Services Thursday for Nashville Attorney Sam Bartholomew

Nashville attorney Sam Bartholomew Jr. died Friday at the age of 74. Bartholomew grew up in Kingsport and enrolled at the U.S. Military Academy, where he was commissioned as an armored cavalry officer and served in Europe, Panama and Vietnam. He arrived in Nashville in the early 1970s to attend Vanderbilt Law School, where he later taught from 1974 to 1984. In 1977, he helped launch Stokes Bartholomew and handled a wide range of work, including corporate, health care, government relations and economic development items. The firm grew to include Memphis-based Evans & Petree and local tax law specialists Holton Goodman & Blackstone. Four years later, he led talks to have his firm join forces with New Orleans-based firm Adams and Reese. Visitation with the Bartholomew family will take place at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 4715 Harding Pike, on Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon. A memorial service will follow at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that gifts be made to Abe’s Garden, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes or the Sam Bartholomew Vanderbilt Law Scholarship for Veterans.
 
 
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