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The Sylvan Park Neighborhood Association (SPNA) is the collective community voice for addressing neighborhood issues such as zoning, security, beautification, traffic, metropolitan services, and environment.

SPNA members meet on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Senior Renaissance Center of Cohn Adult Learning Center at 4805 Park Avenue.

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Realtor and volunteer Hal Wilson remembered

You may already be aware that Hal Wilson, father of neighbor Christie Wilson and founder of the Wilson Group Real Estate Services, passed away on Saturday following a long battle with cancer. Here are excerpts from Hal's obituary, which was published in Sunday's Tennessean:

Hal will be remembered as a man with a great attitude, enthusiasm, and lover of negotiation. He was always after the best deal and enjoyed the game tremendously. He was a consummate people collector, and everyone he met became a friend who admired, respected, and genuinely loved him. He always gave of his time and knowledge freely, rarely asking for anything in return...

He has been on numerous boards, committees and received honors over his career, including, but not limited to: 2007-2010 Chaplain of the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors, Recipient of the prestigious President's Cup Award in 2006 from GNAR, Recipient of the William Tune Award - Real Estate Educator of the Year 2005 from the Tennessee Association of Realtors, Real Estate Investors of Nashville president in 1992, 1993 and 2000, Toastmasters International, Assistant Area Governor, Tennessee Organization of Professional Speakers President, 1986-1987, Preston Taylor Ministries Board of Directors and Board Chair, 2007, Gilda's Club Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity volunteer. He attended The Gathering Church, as well as Bellevue Community Church.

Hal loved traveling, riding his Harley, woodworking, general piddling on his house and tractor, and hanging out with his wife of 46 years, Martha "Dickie" Frady Wilson, [who] was his high school sweetheart and married shortly after. Hal loved and cherished his wife and best friend, who stood with him and supported him through his amazing career and long fight with cancer. They were the perfect pair.

Hal's family has asked that anyone interested in honoring his legacy support either of the following charities:

Preston Taylor Ministries
P.O. Box 90442
Nashville, TN 37209

Alive Hospice
1718 Patterson Street
Nashville, TN 37203

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