William Bozeman

Born in Goodlettsville, TN on August 20, 1946

Departed on December 18, 2020 and resided in Goodlettsville, TN

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William T. “Bill” Bozeman was born in Goodlettsville, TN and lived there till he was graduated from high school in 1964. He was elected Student Body President of 1964, was the recipient of the Balfour medal and was selected Best All Around.
Upon graduation from high school Bill attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in marketing in 1968. After graduating from UT, Bill taught seventh and eighth grade math and science at White House Tennessee Junior High in White House, Tennessee. While teaching he enrolled in law school at the Nashville School of Law, formerly the YMCA Law School. He was graduated in 1973, and in 1974, he began the private practice of law with Kirk C. Waite under the firm name of Waite and Bozeman, PC. After several years that firm merged and became the Nashville law firm of Stephenson, Lackey and Waite. He remained with that firm for eight years.
In 1985, Mr. Bozeman left the private practice of law and became Vice President and State Manager for Pioneer National Title Insurance Company, Inc. and VP. In 1989, he became VP and State Manger for Title Insurance Company of Minnesota which later became Old Republic National Title Insurance Company. Following his tenure there he became Vice President and Area Manager for Fidelity National Title Insurance Company where he was responsible for title operations in five states. Following his years at Fidelity National he became State Manager for United General Title Insurance Company.
In 2010, he retired from the title insurance industry. Bill is a past-president of the Tennessee Land Title Association and a member of the Nashville and Tennessee Bar Associations. Following retirement he enjoyed playing golf and reveling in following the exploits of his granddaughter Kate as she developed into and avid golfer.
Mr. Bozeman was preceded in death by his parents Reverend John A. Bozeman and Ruth O. Bozeman; his brother, John A. Bozeman, Jr.; sisters Betty Jean Bolles (Tom) and Mary Ann Breedlove (Bill); and his daughter, Jennifer Lynn Bozeman, J.D. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Arleen Hardin Bozeman; daughter Amy Elizabeth Harrington (Greg); granddaughter, Kathryn Lynn Harrington; three nieces and three nephews;
Bill was an outstanding person who enjoyed and drew strength from people of all walks of life. He was a member of Cook's United Methodist Church in Goodlettsville and a former member of Connell Memorial United Methodist Church in Goodlettsville.
Visitation with the family will be from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, December 22d at Cole & Garrett of Goodlettsville. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 Wednesday December 23d at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Goodlettsville. A Celebration of Life service is planned for the spring. Pallbearers will be Jim Bolles, John Bolles, William Breedlove, III, Mike Caldwell, Buddy Crawford, Don Cunningham, Rick Helms, Jim Lackey, Bill Vecchione, and Rob Wheeler. Honorary Pallbearers will be Allen Crawford, Nancy Crawford, Mike Dennis, the Goodlettsville High School Class of 1964, Jim Moore, Lisa Moore, Dennis Organ, Wayne Parker and the Seekers Sunday School Class.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jennifer Lynn Bozeman Mother's Day Out Scholarship fund at Connell Memorial UMC in Goodlettsville TN, Cooks UMC in Mt. Juliet TN and Alive Hospice.

16 Comments to William Bozeman

  1. Lynn Bradford
    December 20, 2020 5:46 pm

    A great brother-in-law. A great man. Lynn Bradford

  2. Sandra Ploucher
    December 20, 2020 9:34 pm

    I went to school with Bill and we worked together at Ticor Title Insurance. A very fine person and true gentleman. Sending prayers to his family.

  3. Pete Leeper
    December 20, 2020 9:38 pm

    Arleen and Amy, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers of strength and comfort are with you.

  4. Karen Frost Green
    December 20, 2020 9:40 pm

    Mr. Bozeman was a true servant of God. As my Sunday School teacher on three different occasions, he always had an encouraging word for me as I grew up at Connell and going to college. My time as a babysitter to Jennifer and Amy remains precious to me. He is one of many teachers, friends, and pastors who poured God’s love into me and made Connell such a wonderful place. Love, peace, and prayers Mrs. Bozeman and Amy. Love, Karen

  5. Walter Heath
    December 20, 2020 11:45 pm

    Great leader of our class.Good friend. Always had a smile on his face

  6. Mike and Barbara Johnson
    December 21, 2020 12:19 pm

    We feel blessed to have known Bill and Arleen at Connell Methodist Church.
    What a wonderful person, he will be missed. Prayers for all of your family.

  7. Kelley Hinsley
    December 21, 2020 3:14 pm

    Arlene and Amy, I am saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. I worked with Bill in the title industry and the TLTA for a number of years. It was the association with people like Bill that made our endeavors in TLTA so positive and worthy. His legacy is rich and his family is a testament to that, as well as his faith. My prayer is for consolation and peace and certainty that he is having a reunion with his lovely daughter now. We are all better for it that he was a part of our lives.

  8. Jan Wright
    December 21, 2020 8:41 pm

    Bill was a fine person. He was kind and always had a smile. He will be missed by his many friends.

  9. Patsy Burgett Gant
    December 21, 2020 11:09 pm

    My prayers and condolences to the Bozeman family. Always “Mr. Bozeman” to me as I was a student at White House Junior High. He was an excellent teacher, fair, encouraging – setting an example for us always. There are instructors who play a strong, positive role in young lives, and he did just that. It was a privilege to have known this Godly man of integrity.

    • Dennis Organ
      December 22, 2020 8:58 am

      As a newcomer to Tennessee, I never expected at the age of 70-plus to meet someone who would become one of the dearest friends I’ve had. After Bill met me on a golf course and took me into his circle of golf buddies, we discovered that we had many things in common, from geographic connections to political interests, love of reading and love of church, and a playfully sarcastic sense of humor. Meeting Arleen and Amy and Kate only increased my love for him. I will miss him profoundly.

  10. Angela Bates Holloway
    December 21, 2020 11:58 pm

    Mr Bozeman was my 7th grade Math teacher at White House Junior High. I will never forget his handsome clean cut looks, his smile and his intelligence. I have thought of him several times over the years. His brother is buried near my parents and I am reminded of him there. My condolences go to his family and all that loved him. He made a difference in many lives.

  11. Jerry Preston
    December 22, 2020 12:17 am

    He was one of the good ones! A real solid person.

  12. NIcole Hughes
    December 22, 2020 3:41 am

    To the Bozeman Family. I have just learned of this today. Bill was the most amazing man and boss I have ever worked for in my 27 years with Fidelity. He was kind, generous, selfless and compassionate towards us as staff. He treated us as family. His smile and laughter was contagious. He loved his family and God. I am heartbroken that he is no longer in this world. My love and prayers to his family. Bill, you were one of a kind, and a class act, no one will ever measure up to you!

  13. Davie Deckard
    December 22, 2020 10:22 am

    Dear Arleen and Amy – I am so sorry! My prayers are with both of you. Much love…Davie

  14. Debra Gentry
    December 22, 2020 12:31 pm

    Bill was not only my boss but a counselor, teacher and friend. When asked to come work with him I was so happy and honored. The group he put together at Fidelity was the greatest working family. Bill knew exactly want we each could bring to the group and he helped us achieve the potential he knew we had. As a group we were the best because of him. Traveling with Bill around Tennessee was a treat. I have so many happy memories. As everyone that ever met Bill knows he loved to have fun and laugh. I smile every time I think our times together. A very special man that no one can forget. Love to Arleen, Amy and Kate.

  15. David Lackey
    December 23, 2020 10:40 pm

    Bill was my Godfather and an exceptional man. Absoltuely one of the good ones. I will miss you.

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