We are deeply saddened to report the passing of Tennessee ElderLawAnswers member Gregory S. (Gregg) Treadway, who died August 28, 2021. He was 62.
Treadway came to the law – and higher education itself -- fairly late in life. With only a high school diploma he launched a highly successful corporate career, beginning at Walmart, where Sam Walton was a mentor. Over the next several decades Treadway was a Fortune 500 business leader, corporate executive, real estate broker, professional speaker and adjunct lecturer.
A life-long learner, Treadway returned to school and completed his bachelor’s degree from the University of Memphis in 2006, conceding on his firm website that he was “a late bloomer with regard to finishing my undergrad degree.” He didn’t stop there: Treadway earned a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee in 2008 and a law degree from the Nashville School of Law in 2010.
In 2015, Treadway bid a final goodbye to his corporate career and became a practicing attorney in the Nashville and Chattanooga areas, focusing on elder law, estate planning and probate, family law and real estate. In addition to being an ElderLawAnswers member since 2018, Treadway was a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Elder Law College.
Treadway’s varied career and background informed his later work as an attorney. “I bring not only an extensive business and legal education to the table,” he wrote on his website, “but a long list of personal life experiences...negotiating real estate and employment contracts, struggling through difficult divorce proceedings and alimony demands, wrestling with parenting plan terms and child support modifications, settling the complicated estates of loved ones, and wrestling with the late-life choices that come with elder care for an aging parent. Being a good attorney involves understanding just as much about life as you do about the law; my clients get the benefit of all the lessons I've learned from the challenges life has tossed my way.”
Outside of work, Treadway was an avid pilot. He and his wife, co-pilot and best friend, Tami, “enjoyed traveling across our nation’s beautiful countryside,” according to his obituary.
In addition to his wife, Treadway is survived by his mother, Bonnie Treadway; brother Vic Treadway; daughter Ashley Calloway; and two grandchildren, Bella and McKenna Calloway.
We at ElderLawAnswers extend our deepest sympathies to Gregg’s family and grieve along with them a dynamic life and promising new career cut tragically short.