H. Frank Edwards


1003 Cairo Road
Gallatin, TN
Home: 615-452-3005
Email: edwards_f@bellsouth.net


What song most reminds you of your school days?
Will You Love Me Tomorrow  (banned in 62 at CHS)

What teacher most influenced you?  
Mr. Willard Millsaps, Ms. Ogle, Mr. Hoodenpyle
Which reunions have you attended?
10,20,35, 40
Which did you enjoy most? 

Fondest memories of your days at Central:
ROTC; Honor Platoon; football games; pep rallies (especially destroying "Bradley" bears); winning art shows.

My life since graduation:  
Graduated from Tennessee Tech, 1967, with BS in Secondary Education-Math. Completed coursework in March, 1967, and was fortunate to replace my favorite teacher, Mr. Millsaps, upon his medical retirement, teaching mathematics at Central High for the remainder of the school year. Was commissioned in U.S. Army from ROTC, serving two years before returning to the Chattanooga area to teach math and physics at Chattanooga Valley High. After one year, discovered I loved teaching but loved eating more, so journeyed to MTSU where I was awarded MA in Psychology, 1971. Taught psychology for three years at Dyersburg State Community College, until 1994, when the Army made me a better deal. They offered me a free Ph.D. should I return to active duty as a psychologist. After about 5 seconds of decision time, I accepted and received my Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in 1977. Military travels allowed my family and I to have two separate three year vacations in Europe and three years in San Francisco, CA., along with more exotic locations such as El Paso and San Antonio, TX, Ozark, AL, Augusta, GA, and Indianapolis, IN. While in the military I was given the opportunity to study for a Post-doctoral Program in Clinical Neuro-psychology in San Francisco, work with Army aviation, being the first psychologist to graduate from the Army Flight Surgeon's Training Program, and help develop a training program for psychologists involved with military aviation units. I retired in 1994 having achieved the rank of Colonel and was elected to the Order of Military Medical Merit.

Since retirement, my career field remains psychology, with a Consulting Psychology practice in Nashville, TN. My largest contract is with the State of Tennessee, at the Department of Disabilities, but also do some assessments at Vanderbilt-Stalworth Rehabilitation Hospital.

I was married one week after completing course work at Tennessee Tech to Joyce Corum from Gallatin, TN. Through our 35 years together, we have raised four children, three boys and a girl, and now have two grandchildren. In 1994 we purchased a home which is well over 100 years old and have spent the last seven years buried in renovation. It is almost complete.

I am active in my church, serving on the Vestry and being Director of Christian Education, and remain committed to support of our military, currently serving as President of the Sumner Chapter of the Retired Officers Association. I am involved with Tennessee Psychological Association, currently serving as Membership Chairman. Memberships are also served in The Nashville Rose Society and The Sumner County Historical Society. Hobbies are raising roses and playing golf.