RESOLUTION NO. RS2015-1599
A resolution requesting the Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation to rename Whitsett Park located at 355A Wimpole Drive as “Dudley Jones Park”.
WHEREAS, on July 3, 2015, Dudley “Big Daddy” Jones, the patriarch of the Dairy King restaurant, died at the age of 87; and
WHEREAS, Dudley Jones and his wife purchased the Dairy King building on East Thompson Lane in 1970 and transformed the restaurant into a meat and three, which became famous in part for its chocolate fried pies; and
WHEREAS, over the decades, Dudley Jones and his Dairy King restaurant became fixtures in the community; and
WHEREAS, a veteran of the Korean War, Dudley Jones was an avid fan of Glencliff High School and Lipscomb University athletics, and was often seen in the stands wearing a Korean Veterans baseball hat; and
WHEREAS, based upon Dudley Jones’ decades-long contribution to the South Nashville community and his service to our country, it is fitting and proper that Whitsett Park be renamed in his honor.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That the Metropolitan County Council hereby goes on record as requesting the Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation to rename Whitsett Park located at 355A Wimpole Drive as “Dudley Jones Park”.
Section 2. The Metropolitan Clerk is directed to send a copy of this Resolution to Parks Director Tommy Lynch and to the members of the Board of Parks and Recreation.
Section 3. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Tony Tenpenny, Josh Stites, Phil Claiborne, Karen Bennett, Bill Pridemore, Doug Pardue, Larry Hagar, Burkley Allen, Sandra Moore, Sean McGuire, Chris Harmon, Davette Blalock, Bo Mitchell, Carter Todd, Robert Duvall, Jacobia Dowell, Jason Holleman, Jason Potts, Karen Johnson, Duane Dominy, Buddy Baker, Edith Taylor Langster, Sheri Weiner, Lonnell Matthews, Frank Harrison, Megan Barry, Ronnie Steine, Tim Garrett, Charlie Tygard, Brady Banks, Scott Davis, Peter Westerholm, Anthony Davis, Walter Hunt, Erica Gilmore
|Referred to:||Rules & Confirmations Committee|
|Introduced:||August 4, 2015|
|Adopted:||August 4, 2015|
|Returned Unsigned By The Mayor:||August 10, 2015|
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