Former TSSAA director Gill Gideon dies

Former TSSAA director Gill Gideon dies

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Former TSSAA director Gill Gideon dies

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Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association.

Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association.

Former Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association executive director Gill Gideon died Saturday. He was 91.

Gideon was the second executive director of the TSSAA.

He held the position from 1972-86 when he retired and was replaced by Ronnie Carter.

Gideon served as assistant director from 1966-72.

He was inducted into the TSSAA Hall of Fame in 1986 and the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame in 1997.

Gideon’s wife, Sara, a 1946 graduate of old West End High School, had died on Friday. She was 87 and had taught at Lebanon High School before retiring in 1984.

The couple were married for 68 years.

Visitation for both is scheduled for 6:30-8 p.m. Monday at Family Heritage Funeral Home in Gallatin. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Vianney Church in Gallatin.

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