Morris B. Haddox, Jr. transitioned on Saturday, March 26, 2016. He is survived by two sons, Dr. Morris B. (Dr. Trevelyn) Haddox, III and Nathan (Dr. Kimberly) Haddox; sister, Cornelia (Eddie) Edwards; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren: grandchildren Morris B. Haddox, IV, Autumn Haddox, and Tyson Haddox; and great grandchildren Morris B Haddox V and Vince Haddox; cousins Velma “Duchess” Ewing, William Bradford Ewing, Ida Katherine Jones Martin, Myra Friend-Elllis, and Lyntanaunan Martin.
Born February 5, 1939 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late Morris B. Haddox, Sr. and Julia Ewing Haddox, he was raised Baptist. He attended the public schools of Nashville and graduated from Pearl Senior High School in 1956. He received his bachelor of science degree in Pharmacy from Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas.
Upon graduation from Texas Southern, Haddox assumed the position of pharmacist at Haddox Pharmacy. While the family pharmacy was originally located on Jo Johnson Ave in Nashville, he grew the business, and relocated it to its present location at 1508 Charlotte Avenue. He was the sole proprietor there and a well-known pharmacist and member of the Tennessee Pharmacist’s Association, until his health no longer permitted him to maintain those duties.
Haddox served Metro District 20 as its councilman for numerous years across two terms, first between 1971 and 1975, and he returned to the council to serve again later between 1995 and 1999.During the two tenures, he held positions on several council committees, among them: Health, Hospitals and Social Services; Federal Grants Review; Public Safety; and Beer, Wine and Whiskey.
“Dr. Haddox has been a pillar in this community for over 50 years and as a pharmacist, and as a city councilman, there are people in this community that rely on him for their prescriptions, rely on him as a place to pay their bills, as a place to go to if they need some advice, from a medical professional,” said his former attorney Peter Strianse just prior to his retirement.
Though no stranger to controversy, he will be fondly remembered by those who knew him, especially his brothers in Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, including his son Nathan. His hobbies were numerous, and including his love of politics, he was an avid sports fan, and loved Tennessee State Football, and Tennessee Titans Football.
He loved auto racing, driving and repairing motor vehicles, especially cars and motorcycles.
Public viewing will be on Friday, April 1, from 2 pm – 6 pm at Lewis & Wright. Visitation is Saturday, April 2, beginning at 10:00 am at First Baptist Church Capitol Hill, 625 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity services are at 10:40 am, with funeral service to follow at 11:00 am, Rev. Dr. Kelly M. Smith, Jr., officiating. Interment is at Greenwood North. Services have been entrusted to Lewis & Wright Funeral Directors, 2500 Clarksville Hwy, Nashville, TN 37208 (615) 255-2371.