William Joseph Montgomery

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William Joseph Montgomery passed away peacefully on August 8, 2022, in his home in Brentwood, Tennessee. Will was born on December 21, 1982, in Boynton Beach, FL. Will is survived by his daughter Julianna Lima Montgomery, Franklin, TN; his mother, Susan Rothschild, Nashville, TN; his sister, Carmen Montgomery, Fayetteville, AR. Will is preceded in death by his father, Dr. William Montgomery Jr; his brother, Andrew Montgomery and his paternal grandparents William Montgomery and Louise Montgomery; and his maternal grandparents Cynthia Grobert and Isadorio Peppe, retired colonel in the US Army. Will was our loving and selfless friend; he enjoyed helping people. He made friends easily. That was evident by the number of friends that became his customers and customers that became friends. Will was always up for a challenge whether in business or in sport. He was tenacious in everything he did: training, cycling, business, real estate, and more. He was aggressive in his pursuit of achieving any goal he set for himself. Will loved the outdoors. He was a competitive cyclist. He raced and won multiple cycling events around the state. He even won the state road cycling championship in his category. He loved mountain biking and enjoyed riding both alone and with his friends. He enjoyed hiking. He enjoyed snowboarding and was very good at it. Will was a sharp dressed man and paid attention to detail. He liked style. He enjoyed cars and bikes. He liked cufflinks and had a great collection. Will founded Montgomery and Associates in 2010 and built the company from the ground up he was often known by referral partners as "the governor" because he knew and worked with so many local professionals. Many of his clients were long term and had been with him since he started in insurance in the early 2000’s. Montgomery and Associates agency has been named a Best Practices Agency for 7 years and is nominated in 2022. There have been countless awards solidifying that Will was a precocious businessman. Other awards recognize that Montgomery and Associates has rapid growth in insurance, as a Nashville small business. His colleagues recognized him as an inspiring leader. He would consistently study business and professional tactics trying to hone his business and help him grow personally. Montgomery and Associates will be his legacy as it continues to flourish. Will was an active member of Entrepreneur Organization and cherished the relationships and knowledge he was able to gain from his fellow entrepreneurs. He was very proud to be a member. Will would have told you that he was most proud of his beautiful Julianna. This was evident when you walked into his office and home. The walls, tables, countertops, and desks were covered with artwork and pictures of his sweet Julianna. They were on display for everyone to see. He truly cherished her. Please join us Sunday, August 28th from 3:30 - 5:30 at Edwin Warner Park Shelter #5 celebrating the life of Will Montgomery. The dress is casual, and Will would love it if you got on a bike or walked the trails before or after. Please take a moment to share your stories of joyous times with Will on this wall. We hope to bring a smile to everyone visiting. Will was a huge supporter of the Fatherhood Foundation: Click here In lieu of flowers, please donate in his name. Arrangements in the care of Compassion Funeral & Cremation Service, Nashville, TN (615) 857-9955. We proudly remain locally owned & operated

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  1. Sending an enormous amount of love and prayers to Will’s family. I had the honor of working with him for the past year until July and will cherish the time spent in his company always. May he forever rest peacefully.

  2. Sincere and heartfelt condolences to Will’s mother, his daughter, Jamie Robinson, and anyone else who was close to him. This is a time for hugs, and I am here for anyone who needs them.

  3. I sure will miss this guy. I will keep spreading Will’s vibrations of love and joy for life. Sending a huge hug to Susan, Anna, Jamie and his daughter Juliana.

  4. I remember coming to see you guys in the hospital the day Julianna was born. Through all of your professional successes I’m not sure I’ve ever seen you so proud, or been so proud for you. A smart and successful businessman, incredible athlete, and the best of you certainly lives on in her.

  5. Haven’t had the pleasure of hanging with Will for a number of years, but I will miss him and carry memories of him forever. We had our share of great bike rides, laughs on our unicycles and a great week skiing in CA. He was always quick to make you laugh and push you along in physical ventures. He was one of my friends I wish I didn’t have to leave when I moved from TN. -John Scarafiotti

  6. Will was the kindest person. I will never forget his endless fruit bowls and his level of professionalism and true compassion for his friends and clients. You could always count on a big smile and great conversation when he was around. You could also count on him trying to recruit you on a bike or any adventure he would be going on next. You will truly be missed my friend!! Big hugs and prayers to anyone who was fortunate to know him. Leslie Roberts

  7. I knew Will when he was a child living in my neighborhood, Glenwood. Susan, I am heartbroken for you and Will’s family. You are in my thoughts.

  8. Will always had a smile. He wanted to connect with people both personally and professionally. He was very much respected as a business owner, father and friend. May he Rest In Peace and his light continue to shine through his daughter and all who loved him.

  9. I only knew Will when he was a young boy and he was delightful and excited about everything. My heart goes out to Susan and the entire family.

  10. I met Will when he came to work at Cumberland Transit in 2001. He was a great worker and impressed me with his ambition. On a backpack trip to Colorado I got my fill of Tony Robbins on tape. Will was, at 18 mapping strategies for a career. Susan, I’m very sorry for your loss. Mark Gingles

  11. We were so sorry to learn of Will’s passing. Last time we ran into him was at the country club and he still had that fabulous smile! Will always remember waking of on a Saturday morning and finding him sitting on the porch waiting for Christopher to come out! May God bless you and comfort you in this difficult time. Michael & Denise Hinson

  12. Will, you were a great person to know and a friend to so many. My heart truly breaks of your passing. My sincere condolences to all that knew you. Thank you for being one of my brother’s best friends and bike buddies for over 20 years. Thank you for all the people you cared for in business and your inspiration you gave to others in your hard work. I have fond memories of our trip to Thailand together to see my brother, ride bikes, appreciate the world, cultures, and everything beautiful that nature is showing us. Your spirit will live on forever in our memories with all of us that knew you and loved you. Much love goes out to your family, your mom, and your daughter. Much love to you Will, please rest in peace, you will always be remembered.

  13. I will forever be grateful to have worked with Will and experience being a part of his M&A family. All of us that worked together at the time in 2016-2017 still reminisce about those days together. We carry with us warm, fun memories as life moved each of us on one by one to new chapters and seasons of life. As I think back, I remember walking by Will’s office with such appreciation overflowing in my heart for the warm family like atmosphere that I had to stop and say (I can see him there in my minds eye working away with that big smile on his face)…Hey Will, thank you for letting me work here. He turn to me with that big beautiful smile and expressed such joy and appreciation back. There are so many great memories but another top one that I will always cherish is how I answered the phones at M&A. I would introduce myself as, this is Angel from Montgomery. One day a representative from one of our carriers ask me if I had ever heard Angel from Montgomery by John Prine sung by Bonnie Raitt. I immediately listened to the song and it will forever hold a special place in my heart for Will Montgomery and his Montgomery & Associates family 🙂

  14. Will (or Wilson as I called him) was a dear friend. He was one of those guys that you felt a little cooler having in your corner. The conversations we had and time spent together will be cherished. I looked up to Will and always valued his feedback and advice. When he told me to read a book (like ‘your next five moves’) I purchased it immediately and read it cover to cover. Spending 4th of July with you two years ago with my son Louie was a particularly special memory. Us just chatting about life in your backyard while Lou and the Cali were chasing each other around. I think you really loved that dog even though you complained about her all the time… I can still hear the exact way you used to say my name, as only you said it: josh-OO-AH. Love you and will never forget you my friend. 🖤

  15. We’ve lost our friend, our leader…our Gumby. Such a warm, caring and generous man. To Will’s family, wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow. Rest easy Will. You will be missed.

  16. Q: What will you never forget about William ? A: I will never forget and always cherish the memories of Will riding bikes with us in Franklin. Will was a phenomenal cyclist and always willing to go for a long ride in Williamson County. We talked about anything and everything including lots of recovery during those rides. I love you Will and I’ll never forget those sacred memories of all of us cycling in Williamson County, TN with you !!!

    Love you always & forever.
    David B.

  17. My favorite memories are when Will would call on me for referral business and bring me healthy fruit bowls. I never had time for lunch in the mortgage business and would eat terrible. We would chat, I would destress for a few moments and then have something healthy to consume! Prayers for your family! You were always an impressive young gentleman.

  18. I have so many many memories with Will. In High school, we rode our bikes around Clarksville and enjoyed jumping off staircases and ledges. In college, we always made time to meet up for rides around Tennessee. What I loved so much about Will was his zest for life. He was always up for an adventure and down to learn anything new. He had a huge heart too. When I moved away from the U.S. he would still make an effort to visit my parents and say hello to them and bring small gifts. Will gave 110% into everything he did. Whether it was riding a bike or starting a new business. I always admired him for the determination and hard work that he put into everything he did. I’ll miss Will a lot and it’s hard knowing we will never go on another ride together. I am grateful for the rides we got to share. My condolences to his family and Susan.

  19. Will was an intelligent and articulated businessman. Every interaction I had with him had vision, enthusiasm and integrity.

  20. Will taught me many times about how to work hard. He trained his body he trained his mind, and when he had a bowl of ice cream he appreciated it more than anyone I know.

    I am so sorry that his life was cut short, but he lived larger than most people do in 80 years.

    Julianna, he told me when you we’re about 2 years old that he was so proud to be your dad. He loved you with all of his heart. You carry on the best of him and are a joy to watch grow up. I love you all ❤️❤️❤️

  21. All the things… I am truly in shock… I’d always assumed I’d see you again. Maybe talk about the old days. You will always have a piece of my heart Will.

  22. That soulful infectious laugh of Will was always present. He was born with it and captured my heart as an infant. Will’s ability to spread love and joy was infinite and he gifted me with his spirit.
    Will, you now lie in green pastures beside the still water.

  23. Q: How did you meet William ? A: Will Was My Insurance man for many years when i brought my 1St home he was a great person and was always dressed up any very nice person and very helpfull my god bless his family From Debbie Moore and family.

  24. Will and I basically grew up in our respective businesses together and he was my trusted insurance person and friend for 15+ years. He was the ultimate professional. He was often the example I would point to for diligence, discipline, consistency, and the power of “showing up” in business. He quickly became my friend and he was genuinely interested in my goals and family. He was a great connector of people and always looking for ways to help someone. He was inspirational in his fitness level and encouraged eating well. His offering of fruit in the office was unique and effective. With his movie star looks, I would often joke with him about him having autographed photos on hand to pass out. We would have lunch a few times per year. In recent years it was amazing to see the look of joy on his face with his big smile as the conversation shifted to his daughter Julianna. He was a very proud father. You will be dearly missed my friend!

  25. I have enjoyed working with Will since 2013. I have seen his agency grow abundantly in a very short period of time. Will was kind, generous, and always concerned about serving his clients and community. He was a caring friend and always treated me like a part of his family, not just an employee. I remember holding Julianna as an infant and seeing his love and adoration for her. I am going to miss him dearly!

  26. What I remember the most vividly is Will’s genuine hug. He always gave me the best hugs ever. He was caring, always interested in what was happening in our lives. No matter what was going on in his, he always had a positive advice to give. His actions toward us reflected his generosity.
    We will miss you Will. But you’ll always be remembered.
    Much love your way wherever you are.

  27. Your dad was a hard working and kind individual. I met him years ago when I first started my career. He loved his family and was dedicated to his daughter, work and the people around him. He cared about his customers as well as if they were his own family. Will define impacted those around him. Your dad is smiling down on your sweet girl and is so proud of you.

  28. To the family, I just learned of Will’s passing. I am truly saddened and heart broken. Will was our go to for insurance, but instantly became a friendship that allowed a glimpse into each other’s lives. I never met him in person, but had no doubt he was a great man and father once his baby girl was born. I pray that the memories comfort you as we grieve his passing/our loss.

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