The Tennessee Judiciary Mourns the Death of Retired Chancellor Irvin H. Kilcrease, Jr.

March 20, 2012
We are saddened to report that retired Chancellor Irvin H. Kilcrease, Jr. has passed away.
 
Funeral Services are planned for Monday, March 26 at 12 p.m. at the Kayne Avenue Baptist Church, 1025 12th Ave. S, Nashville, Tenn. The family will also receive visitors an hour before services begin.
 
Former Chancellor Kilcrease Passes Away
News Channel 5

Family members said former Chancellor Irvin H. Kilcrease, Jr. passed away Monday night.

Judge Kilcrease became the first African-American to preside over a Tennessee Chancery Court after then-Governor Lamar Alexander appointed him a Davidson County chancellor in 1980.

He was among the first African-American graduates at Nashville School of Law, after applying unsuccessfully twice before being accepted in 1962.

He won numerous elections, and was almost always unchallenged.

Chancellor Irvin H. Kilcrease, Jr.