Aaron Wyckoff

December 24, 1942December 24, 2013

Aaron Wyckoff, age 71, passed away December 24, 2013 from cardiac arrest that developed while he was fighting Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He is preceded in death by his parents William E. Wyckoff and Sarah McAllister Wyckoff. He is survived by his wife of 45 years Diane Footitt Wyckoff, sons David and Mark, daughter-in-law Jennifer Larson, and grandsons William and Andrew. He was born in Louisville, KY on December 24, 1942. In 1961, he moved to Nashville and attended Vanderbilt University, graduating with a B.A. in 1965 and a J.D. in 1968 from Vanderbilt University School of Law. Other than a brief stay in Virginia Beach, he practiced law in Nashville until his retirement in 2010. He was an Assistant District Attorney, an Assistant U.S. Attorney, and spent many years in private practice. He served on the Board of Directors of the Green Hills YMCA, Boys and Girls Club of Nashville, and the Nashville Bar Association. He enjoyed coaching his sons and other children in soccer and baseball for many years, and he was an avid Vanderbilt Baseball fan. His memorial service will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3900 West End Avenue, at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, January 3rd, preceded by visitation with the family at 10 a.m. Donations may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, Nashville Rescue Mission, and the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands.


  • Memorial Service Friday, January 3, 2014
  • Visitation Friday, January 3, 2014

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Vikki Mitchell

April 12, 2014

Aaron was someone whom I have known since college. Our paths crossed a several times over the years. It was always pleasant and nice to see him and catch up for a bit. He loved his family, wife, children and grandchildren. My sincere condolences to all of you.

January 2, 2014

So glad that our paths crossed. Aaron's actions in the court room rekindled my belief in the justice system. He was a calculated thinker and a compassionate attorney. He will be missed. Sincerest condolences to the family.
Thaddeus Gooch & Family

Murphy Thompson

January 2, 2014

Aaron was a great attorney and a great man. I was a client of his and literally saved my life. I can honestly say that I would never have met my beautiful wife, had the opportunities that i have had to change my life, and be where i am at today, if it were not for him. He will be missed but never forgotten.

Mary Ann Gray

January 2, 2014

I always so enjoyed talking sports with Aaron whenever I saw him. He was so proud of his children and grandchildren. He will be sorely missed by so many. I will be praying for you and all of his family.

Charles Sexton

December 30, 2013

I had the pleasure of working with my fellow attorney on several occasions. Always a Gentleman and very effective. My condolences to his family and friends.

Bill Burnett

December 30, 2013

Aaron,will be missed by the community as he was one of the most layed back attorneys.May his family be given strength during the days to come.Aaron was a very special person to me.Bill Burnett

Barbara McCay

December 29, 2013

As all who knew him know, Aaron was one of a kind. My deepest sympathy to Diane and the family.

Missy Boling

December 29, 2013

Heartfelt condolences in your loss. You're in my prayers.

Bonnie Henderson

December 29, 2013

I will always be grateful to Mr. Wyckoff for his help in defending my son Russell T. Duke. He made a difference in my son's life. My sincere sympathy to his family.

December 28, 2013

A good lawyer and a good man. We picked up our mail at the Arcade Post Office just about the same time each day for many years. He always greeted me with a friendly smile and a hello.

David Young Parker, Attorney