C. Kenneth Still, longtime bankruptcy administrator in Chattanooga, died Wednesday morning.
Mr. Still headed a number of notable cases, including the bankruptcy of the Hamilton National Bank, which was one of the largest in the south at the time.
He eventually retired after his wife had health problems.
Trustee Bill Hullander, who recently had lunch with Mr. Still at a restaurant in Apison, praised him very much.
Local broadcaster Earl Freudenberg said he and magistrate Russell Bean were with Mr. Still on April 23 when Mr. Freudenberg gave a speech at the East Brainerd Kiwanis Club.
Rodney Strong, retired attorney and chairman of the Hamilton County Democratic Party, said: “When I started practicing as a lawyer and handling bankruptcy cases in 1978, I went to the creditors’ meeting in front of Mr. Still frequently to work through Chapter 13 for my clients. Ken had an old Texas Instruments calculator that he would use to do the math. He looked a bit gruff, but for all the impression he was always very helpful and patient with a young lawyer like me. He walked me through the bankruptcy process and taught me how to help my clients with it. Ken was a great man and a mentor to many. I’m sorry to hear of his death. “
The arrangements are made by the Chattanooga Funeral Home.