Ashland City Announces Stinnett as Christmas Parade Grand Marshal


The Town of Ashland City announces that this year’s grand marshal of the Christmas Parade is Judge Bill Stinnett.


Mr. Stinnett, 92, has served as city judge since August 1996 and has been the city’s only elected judge since August 1998.


A Nashville native, he proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1948-1952. He graduated from Nashville YMCA Law School (now Nashville School of Law) in 1967. He started practicing law in 1968 and moved to Ashland City in 1969 to continue his profession.

Judge Bill Stinnett (Photo Submitted)


Mr. Stinnett served as the city attorney before beginning his tenure as city judge.


He was inducted into the Nashville Old Timers Baseball Association in 2007. While in the Navy, he played on the NAS Pensacola team and later played on four championship teams with the Nashville Bridge Company. Additionally, he played baseball while attending Middle Tennessee State University and helped start the Babe Ruth and Dixie Youth programs in Cheatham County.


Mr. Stinnett was named an Outstanding Alumni by the Nashville School of Law in 2012. He’s also a 33rd Degree Scottish Rite Mason and is listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” publication.


The parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 5 p.m. This year’s theme is “A Disney Christmas.”


The entry deadline is Thursday, December 2. Please visit www.ashlandcitytn.gov (look under upcoming events) for the entry form, parade rules and parade route.


Completed entry forms can be emailed to recorder@ashlandcitytn.gov, faxed to (615) 792-3501, or delivered in person to City Hall located at 233 Tennessee Waltz Parkway, Suite 103.


As a reminder, there is only one Santa Claus in the parade, and he will be riding on the Goldstar Realty float.