Dedicated public servant and longtime Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County employee Charlie Cardwell will lie in state at the Historic Metropolitan Courthouse on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
A native Nashvillian, Mr. Cardwell helped lead our city forward for 60 years. His steady presence and keen mind for finance were constants in Nashville’s progress, and his devotion to our community and its institutions was unmatched.
Mr. Cardwell was appointed Metro Trustee in 1993 and was re-elected by the voters of Davidson County to six 4-year terms.
At 9:15 a.m., Mr. Cardwell’s family will be joined by Mayor David Briley, Vice Mayor Jim Shulman, Metro Councilmembers, elected officials and community leaders to receive the arrival and placement of Mr. Cardwell’s casket.
As Mr. Cardwell is a veteran of the United States Navy, his casket will be draped in an American flag. He will lie in state on the second floor of the Courthouse outside the David Scobey Council Chamber.
The public may pay their respects until 6 p.m. but will need to pass through the Courthouse’s regular security. All visitors are asked to respect the solemnity of the event.
The Historic Metropolitan Courthouse is located at 1 Public Sq. Nashville, TN 37201.