Hugh McNaughten, longtime host of Southern Woods and Waters, dead at 59

Posted at 7:38 PM, Sep 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-23 07:39:02-04

(WTVF) — A member of NewsChannel 5 family passed away over the weekend. Hugh McNaughten, the longtime host of Southern Woods and Waters on NewsChannel 5+ died suddenly Saturday.

Hugh was an avid outdoorsman - and a true people person. He was kind and generous - and loved everyone he met. Our thoughts go out to Hugh’s wife Debbie - along with all his friends and family.

Visitation will be held Monday from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. and again Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Reed’s Chapel in Lexington, Tennessee. The funeral will follow at 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

Hugh McNaughten was 59 years old.

The family has requested in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to the following charities to continue Hugh’s love for children and wanting to expose them to the outdoors:

  • The Bike Fund c/o Brad Deming at Simmons Bank, 809 West Market St., Bolivar, TN 38008,
  • From The Blind Outdoors c/o Tim Buffalo at 580 Hwy 114 S., Scotts Hill, TN 38374
  • Scotts Hill High School Bass Anglers c/o Nick Hart