Eugene C. Platt (’77)

Eugene Platt Eugene Platt, 66, loving father and grandfather, died November 30, 2020, in Nashville.Born in Florida, Eugene grew up in Coral Gables. In his youth, he enjoyed singing in choir, playing soccer, playing the bass drum in a pipe band, and fishing with his family. He attended St. Thomas Episcopal High School in Houston, Texas; Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina; and the University of Houston. Retiring after a career in computer science, he reignited his love for learning at Bethel University, where he received his Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies in 2007. He worked as a Physician Assistant-Certified in Nashville, Memphis, and Chattanooga and was a member of the Tennessee Association of Physician Assistants, serving as a Tennessee delegate to the American Academy of Physician Assistants. He was a professor in the Physician Assistant Program at Bethel University.An avid Parrothead, Eugene owned no fewer than 31 Jimmy Buffett t-shirts. He loved competitive bridge, Carnival Cruises, theme parks, and key lime pie. He loved to sing, particularly in church choirs. He attended Mill Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Puryear, Tenn. Eugene’s charitable contributions included Siloam Health, Salama Urban Ministries, and medical missions trips to indiginous communities in Belize.Prioritizing optimism and family unity, Eugene was proud of his commitment to sobriety and active in the recovery community. He was a supportive father who valued spending time with each of his sons. He loved being a grandfather and often could be found cheering his grandchildren on at sporting events, theater productions, and concerts.He is preceded in death by his father, Calvin; his mother, Mary Jane; and his sister, Beverly. He is survived by his brothers, Sandifer and Patrick; former spouse and lifelong friend Melinda Platt McCreary; his sons Joel, Andy (Melissa), and Daniel (Camille); and five grandchildren.The family will participate in a private memorial service that will be accessible via livestream on Saturday, December 5. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Siloam Health, 820 Gale Ln, Nashville, TN 37204, Memo: Eugene Platt.

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