William Theodore Sellers, Jr. was born March 24, 1953 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and passed away at his home on June 21, 2010, at the age of 57.
Preceded in death by mother Nancy S. Sellers. Survived by: father William T. Sellers; daughter Emily Sellers, brothers Ewing (Kathy) Sellers, Alan (Janet) Sellers, all of Murfreesboro, sister Cynthia Sellers (Tom) Forrester of Nashville Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Ted was a 1971 graduate of Central High School (Murfreesboro) and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Middle Tennessee State University in 1977 and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Cecil Humphreys School of Law at Memphis State University in December of 1979. Ted’s first litigation matter was to argue a case before the Supreme Court of Tennessee, on the very day he received his license to practice law. A brilliant and creative attorney, Ted was privileged to practice with his grandfather (Ewing Smith), his parents (Nancy & Bill Sellers), his uncle (Tommy Smith) and his brother (Ewing Sellers) at the Smith & Sellers law firm in Murfreesboro. Ted was an active member of the Rutherford and Cannon County Bar Associations. A noted practitioner in criminal, bankruptcy and collection law, Ted reveled in the challenge of practicing law.
Ted was an avid outdoorsman, and his greatest joy was to share his love of the outdoors with his daughter Emily. He enjoyed camping, fishing, golfing, traveling, UT football and University of Memphis basketball. A witty, fun-loving and charming friend and confidante, Ted will be remembered for his infectious laugh, his unending loyalty and his positive outlook on life. Quite the character, Ted left us too early.
A celebration of his life is to be held at First Baptist Church in Murfreesboro conducted by Judy Sides, on Monday, July 12, 2010 at 7:00 pm, with visitation starting at 5:00 at the church with the family. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers or gifts, donations be made to the charity of your choice.