Published: August 3, 2021
Roger Maultsby, a long-time resident and retired history teacher of Nashville, Tennessee, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, July 28th, 2021.
He was born on April 14, 1940 in Pulaski, Tennessee to parents Cora Lee Jones and Morris Rogers Maultsby. He received a Bachelors in History from David Lipscomb University, and a Masters in Education as well an Ed.S from Middle Tennessee State University. He began his teaching career in the Minor Hill community and later transferred to Metro Nashville, impacting countless lives throughout his 30+ year tenure in both Giles and Davidson counties.
Roger was a well-travelled man of many talents known for his straight-forward, quick-witted communication style and flair for storytelling. A gifted vocalist, he led the singing at Cool Springs Church of Christ in Pulaski for many years. He was a member of the Sunshine Singers of Nashville and toured throughout Europe several times during the 1980s. A member of the historical society, Roger had a deep love of architecture and preservation and was a pioneer in the East Nashville restoration movement of the 1970s and 80s. He was a docent at Belmont Mansion during his retirement years.
Roger had a vast knowledge of history, antique furniture and old Hollywood movies, musicals and stars. He was a painter, a pilot and an exceptional cook. He will be remembered as a generous, stylish and truly unique southern gentleman.
He is proceeded in death by parents, Cora Lee Jones and Morris Rogers Maultsby and sister, Amy Lee Maultsby Colvett. Survivors include brother-in-law Joe Colvett of Pulaski, niece Sandra Shugart (Wes) of Brentwood, Nephew David Colvett of Pulaski, great nephews Cole Shugart of Nashville and Curtis Colvett of New York as well as many dearly loved cousins and friends.
A service will be planned at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Belmont Mansion (www.belmontmansion.com).