Dr. Wm. Logan McCord

Born in Nashville, TN on January 15, 1945

Departed on May 4, 2013 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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MCCORD, Dr. William Logan, born January 15, 1945 in Nashville died peacefully in his sleep Saturday, May 4th. He was preceded in death by parents Dr. Travis and Janet Spain McCord; brother, Dr. James T. McCord; grandparents Dr. Logan and Ruth Kenning McCord, and Howard and Hilda Haney Spain. Survived by wife, Wanda Sweeney McCord; children, Clay McCord Jennifer of Grove City, OH and Melissa McCord Chadwell Clayton of Lebanon; grandchildren Andy McCord fiancee, Tiffany of Chicago, Nicholas and Jackson McCord of Grove City; Sisters in law, Gwen Shockley and Helen McCord; former brother-in-law, Ernie Shockley; nieces Allison Bailey Gary and Margie Williams Robert; nephews Scott Shockley, Stuart Shockley, Donovan McCord, and Chris McCord Jalene and several grand nieces and nephews. After attending Isaac Litton High School and Middle Tennessee State University, Dr. McCord graduated from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. He was a member of DeMolay, a 33rd degree Mason, member of the Hendersonville Masonic Lodge and Al Menah Shrine. Dr. McCord was a fourth generation optometrist. His great uncle began practicing in the late 19th century. His father and grandfather were among the first tenants in the L&C Tower with offices on the mezzanine for many years. Dr. McCord practiced in Inglewood before moving his practice to Hendersonville in 1981. He was an active member of the Tennessee Optometric Association, serving as state secretary, treasurer and state president. He was also a long time member of the American Optometric Association and a fellow of the Tennessee Academy of Optometry. His 45 years in the practice were special to him and he loved optometry and his patients. The family would like to extend a very special thank you to the Spencer family, our prayers are with you. As a longtime resident of Hendersonville, he was a volunteer fireman serving as the volunteer fire chief for many years. Dr. McCord served eight years as city alderman for the 4th ward and was a charter member of the Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce. As a member of the Noon Sertoma Club, he worked to become a Gold Coat President and served two terms as president. For many years, he worked with the 100 Plus Club and Christmas at Twitty City. Dr. McCord was a five-year heart transplant survivor. The family appreciates the efforts of Dr. Mark Tedder, Dr. Douglas Pearce, Dr. Mark Aaron, Dr. Don Chomsky and the entire heart transplant team. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in his memory to the Tennessee Donor Services, 1600 Hayes St Suite 300, Nashville, TN 37203 Attention: Family Care Department. A Life Celebration will be 2pm Tuesday at Hendersonville Funeral Home. Visitation will be Monday, May 6th from 4-8PM and Tuesday, May 7th from 11-2 at HENDERSONVILLE FUNERAL HOME 353 Johnny Cash Parkway, Hendersonville, TN, 37075 615-824-3855 hendresonvillefh.com

9 Comments to Dr. Wm. Logan McCord

  1. Howard and Mary Jane Espravnik
    May 5, 2013 12:00 am

    Our thoughts and prayers to the McCord family. He had been our optometrist for over 20 years. We could not have met a nicer man than Dr. McCord.

  2. Randall Matlock
    May 5, 2013 12:00 am

    Logan, as we all knew Dr. McCord, was as a young man, a man with tremendous class. His yes was yes and his no was no. My memory of Logan was that he was without guile and a person who could always be counted to be straight forward and honest. There is no doubt he will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

    My most sincere condolences to Wanda and her family with this devastating loss.

  3. William "Andy" McCord
    May 5, 2013 12:00 am

    I was raised by the greatest human being I could ever imagine meeting. He was strong, honest, brave and loving. He was everything that any young man would hope to have as a role model in his life. I only had 24 years to have you in my life, but they are irreplaceable and the value of them to me is immeasurable. I am scared, and I am sad. I am scared of getting lost on this road without you helping guide me, and I am sad because I miss you, your laugh and your smile.

    I love you so much, and I promise I will never sully your memory, and will always strive to live to the standards you set, for what a man can be.

    Your family loves you and will miss you.

    Goodbye Daddy Logan, You were amazing.

    Love always,


  4. Austin Tate
    May 6, 2013 12:00 am

    Saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Logan. I, and my family trusted our eye care Dr.’s Travis, James and Logan over past years.

    Our sympathies are with Dr. Logan’s family

  5. Misty & Scott West
    May 6, 2013 12:00 am

    Our deepest condolences to the family of Dr. McCord. He served us warmly for over 20 years. He always made you feel like he was genuinely happy to see you and we were happy to see him. I will miss that old green chair, but mostly I will miss a great doctor and man.

  6. Gilda Traughber Bowman
    May 6, 2013 12:00 am

    I am so sad about this. Wonderful memories of “Jimmy and Billy”, Janet and Travis. Miss you.

    Gilda Jane Traughber Bowman

  7. Gilda Jane Traughber Bowman
    May 6, 2013 12:00 am

    I am so sad about this news. Have wonderful memories of growing up with “Jimmy and Billy,” Janet and Travis.

    Gilda Jane Traughber Bowman

  8. Mike/Wanda Goostree
    May 7, 2013 12:00 am

    Our deepest sympathy and all our prayers go out to his family. He will be a great lost and was a wonderful friend. RIP.

  9. Melissa McCord Chadwell
    May 18, 2013 12:00 am

    Daddy it has been two weeks today since we lost you and my heart is still broken. I miss you so bad and not one single day has gone by that I feel you missing from our lives. I miss and love you so much.