Bennett Adams Rye

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Bennett Adams Rye, 58, of Nashville, TN, passed away Feb. 10, 2019. Bennett was a member of Woodmont Hills Church; formerly active in prison ministry, youth ministry, and Room in the Inn. He was a teacher and coach at Marshall County and Rutherford County Schools and was employed by Lipscomb University. He graduated with a B.S. Degree from Lipscomb University and a Masters Degree from Middle Tennessee State University. He was an avid musician and baseball coach.

Preceded in death by father, Ralph Dexter Rye. Survived by his wife, Alicia Burgess Rye; daughter, Morgan Virginia Moore (Luke); son, Burgess Adams Rye; mother, Imogene Adams Rye; sister, Judy Dexter Rye (Paul Deakin); brother, Les Rye (Lauran); three nieces and five nephews.

Visitation will be Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Woodmont Hills Church, 3710 Franklin Road. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the church. Interment will take place at Beechwood Cemetery, Cornersville, TN, at 2 p.m. Nephews and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, donations would be appreciated to Alzheimer's Association of Middle Tennessee, 478 Craighead St. #200, Nashville, TN 37204 or to Bennett Adams Rye Scholarship Fund, c/o Jenny Lovell, Office of Development, Lipscomb University, One University Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37204.

"Special Thanks" to compassionate caregivers at NHC Place at the Trace, Caris Healthcare, Abe's Garden, Interim Healthcare, and to Parker Burgess for dedicating three years to Bennett's care.

Woodbine Funeral Home, Hickory Chapel, Directors, 615-331-1952.