NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Funeral arrangements have been announced for civil rights champion and Nashville native Francis Guess.
A funeral service has been planned for 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, in the Davidson Room of the Music City Center. Visitation was set to begin at 11 a.m. in the lobby outside the room.
Guess died at his home last week at the age of 69. His exact cause of death was not immediately released.
Throughout his career, he worked in then Governor Lamar Alexander’s administration as the Commissioner for the Tennessee departments of Labor and General Services.
Guess was also appointed by President Ronald Reagan as a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has established The Francis S. Guess Fund in his memory.
Those with the fun said donations could be made by visiting them online. Donations could also be mailed to: CFMT-The Francis Guess Fund, 3833 Cleghorn Avenue, Suite 400, Nashville, TN 37215.