Ex-Red Bank Mayor Monty Millard dies

Ex-Red Bank Mayor Monty Millard dies

March 23rd, 2014 by Staff Report in Local Regional News

Monty Millard

Monty Millard

Photo by Allison Carter

Monty Nichols Millard, Red Bank's former mayor from 2011 to 2013, died Friday at age 62.

Millard, who served a total of 10 years on the Red Bank Board of Commissioners, first won a commission seat in 1996. When the term expired in 2000, Millard took time off to focus on work and family before returning to the board in a 2008 uncontested race. Millard lost his District 2 seat in the 2012 election to Rick Causer.

Millard, a founding member of the Red Bank Chamber of Commerce who served as its president three times, also served a term with the Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority. He was a board member of the North River Civic Center for more than 10 years.

Millard was a retail and commercial banker for 37 years.

Millard graduated from the Baylor School in 1969 and earned a degree in political science from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville before earning a graduate degree in retail bank management from the University of Virginia in 1982. He was a member of Red Bank Baptist Church.

Pallbearers include Red Bank Mayor John Roberts and Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger.

"He was somebody I enjoyed working with on a professional level," Coppinger said Saturday. "But I first came to know Monty 35 years ago when he and I actually played on a summer slow-pitch softball team together for a number of years.

"Monty was a real personable guy, and I would always consider him to be the adult in the room. He was always somebody who took what he did very seriously," Coppinger said.