Charles Thomas Wehby

February 24, 1929April 23, 2021

Charles Thomas Wehby, Sr February 24, 1929 – April 23, 2021

Our father’s thoughts regarding a good obituary were to keep it short and sweet. His personal recommendation was “Charlie Wehby, born a long time ago; died the other day.”

Well, we just couldn’t leave it at that.

Charles (Charlie) Thomas Wehby, Sr. was born in Nashville, TN, lived most of his life in his beloved East Nashville, and was a lifelong member of Holy Name Catholic Church. He was a golden grad of Father Ryan High School, served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War, and was founder of Wehby Plumbing Company. He loved God, his family, horse racing, breakfast at Krystal’s, negotiating a real estate deal, and a good scotch.... but perhaps not always in that order.

Charlie was the son of the late Solomon and Nellie Wehby. He was also preceded in death by his sisters Edna Sanders and Imelda Todd, his brothers Andy Wehby and Alfred Wehby, and granddaughter Laura Rose Wehby.

Charlie is survived by his wife of 67 years, Sally, his seven children Charles Wehby, Jr. (Sheryl), Lisa Bruinsma, Patricia Cole, Joe Wehby (Kim), Chris Wehby (Ann), Andy Wehby, and Richard Wehby (Libby), 19 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, brother Vincent Wehby and sister Evelyn Kempf.

He was a good and generous man who was well-loved by his family, large extended family, friends and business associates. He will always be remembered for his strong character and devotion to those he loved. There is an empty spot in all of our hearts.

Visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m, Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Holy Name Catholic Church located at 521Woodland Street. A funeral Mass will immediately follow at 11 a.m. COVID restrictions are in place. Masks are required.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Alive Hospice Nashville, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville TN 37203, Holy Name Catholic Church 521 Woodland Street, Nashville, TN 37206 or Father Ryan High School, 700 Norwood, Nashville, TN 37204.


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Carole Cooper Mafrige

May 5, 2021

Richard, I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

Tim Higdon

April 30, 2021

I will always remember Charlie as a good friend to our whole family. He was always willing to help anyone in need with a smile on his face. He will be missed by all that knew him. My thoughts and prayers go out to your entire family.

Mark , Frank Spence

April 29, 2021

Patricia and Entire Wehby Family;
It is with Most Sincere, and Respectful Wishes to Bless You All with Heartfelt Blessings and Love at this Time of Loss with Charlie.
As a Longtime Friend and Classmate of My
Father, Walter William Spence Jr, He was
Always Remarked as Honerable and A True
As Part of My Collection of Family Photos from
Past Years are those Sports Photos from
Fr. Ryan High School Football, including One
Particular Photo of Charlie and Dad Modeling
Their LeatherHead Style, with No Facemasks.
Mark Frank. Spence Sr.

Donald Arkovitz

April 29, 2021

With deepest sympathy
Don Arkovitz

Delores Wehby

April 29, 2021

One thing that I remember the most about Charlie was he knew his first cousin names but not their children so every one he knew was kin folks was (Hi cous) I can see him in heaven with that beautiful smile greeting his many family members (Hi cous) ( Hi Bro). You’ll be miss Cous”.

Raymond Brackman

April 29, 2021

I met Mr. Wehby while in high school at Father Ryan. I remember him as a genuine and personal man with a good sense of humor. My prayers are with the Wehby family.

Mark Rottero

April 29, 2021

Peace to all the family during this difficult time. I was in the graduating class with Chris ('79), and my father was in the graduating class with Charlie. Father Ryan is a family with roots that run deep. I am sorry for your loss.

Charles Wehby

April 28, 2021

Dear Aunt Sally, Little Charlie, Lisa, Patricia, Joe, Chris, Andy, and Richard- how blessed we were to have Uncle Charlie. Whenever I saw him, even as a little girl, he always had a big smile and hug for me. He radiated such love, energy, and warmth, and it was abundantly clear how proud he was of each of you! We will all miss that grin and the twinkle in his eye. Love you all, sweet cousins!
Monica Wehby

Monica Pickney Bostelman

April 28, 2021

Always thought so much of Mr Wehby. Always a smile on his face and a funny line or two to share. Mom and Dad always enjoyed you guys so much and I have warm memories of you guys and the whole Wehby family at the KC. Love and sympathy to you all!

Judy Anderson

April 28, 2021

Trish, Joe and Chris, the ones I knew at Ryan. My condolences in the loss of your Father. May God hold you all close to each other and cherish all the memories. God be with you all. God bless, Judy Breen Anderson