2021 Memorials

Each year at the June meeting of the Tennessee Judicial Conference, an in memoriam ceremony is held to remember and celebrate current or former state judges who have recently passed away. The session includes a written remembrance by a judicial colleague. Below is a list of judges honored in recent years as well as the written remembrance. A copy of the remebrances for previous years can be found in archived editions of the Tennesee Decisions.

Visit memorial PowerPoint slide show here.

Watch the Memorial Ceremony here.

Judge Waymon Fred Axley

Judge James C. Beasley, Jr.

Judge James Eddie Beckner

Chancellor Alex W. Darnell

Chancellor Wilfred V. Doran

Judge Herschel P. Franks

Judge Tom E. Gray

Judge William P. Newkirk

Judge James K. Porter

Judge Francis Lloyd Tatum

Judge John K. Wilson

Judge Harold Wimberly, Jr.