A Dear Friend Lost to Cancer

Bill-HearnWe are incredibly saddened to share the news that our longtime supporter, friend and former board member Bill Hearn lost his battle with cancer this past weekend. A highly respected music industry executive who led the Nashville-based Capitol Christian Music Group (CCMG) as its Chairman & CEO, Bill was a beloved and very important part of our Foundation for many years and we will feel his loss for years to come.
Among his numerous accomplishments, Bill received the T.J. Martell Foundation’s Frances Preston Lifetime Music Industry Achievement Award at our Nashville Honors Gala in 2015 for his incredible contribution to the music industry. Bill was a past National Chairman, National Board and Executive Committee Member of the T.J. Martell Foundation, and was involved in many other charities through the generosity of the Hearn Family Charitable Foundation.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Charmion Gustke Hearn, two sisters, a niece and nephew as they grieve his passing from this devastating disease. To learn more about Bill’s incredible life and the way he is being remembered by fellow industry executives, please visit: https://musicrow.com/2017/12/capitol-christian-music-group-ceo-bill-hearn-dies/

Message from Holly Hearn Whaley:

Thank you all for your kindness and prayers.  My big brother, Bill, was my super hero and beloved friend.  I can’t imagine this world without him. It’s taken two days for us to find a place for the memorial service and visitation.  Please spread the word for me.

William (Bill) Ray Hearn died December 10, 2017.  58 years old.

Visitation will be Wednesday, December 13, from 4 -7 p.m. at The Village Chapel church 2021 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN and services on Thursday, December 14 at 2 p.m. at Brentwood Baptist Church in Hudson Hall, 7777 Concord Road, Brentwood, TN 37027 (Connection Center entrance).

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Thistle Farms via Thistle Farms.org.

Marshall-Donnelly-Combs, (615) 327-1111.

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