SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, is mourning the loss of former TWHNC Association member Sidney C. “Bud” McGrew.  McGrew, 75, and a resident of Shelbyville, died Sunday at Glen Oaks Convalescent Center following a short illness.  Visitation with the Family will be Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel in Shelbyville.  Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Shelbyville.  Interment will follow at McGrew Cemetery. Memorials in memory of Mr. McGrew may be made to Bethsalem Chapel and the Shelbyville Arts Council.

Mr. McGrew was a leader within the Shelbyville financial community and was a founder of First Community Bank.  He became a member of the TWHNC Association in 1991 before leaving the group at the mandatory retirement age of 70.  He has remained very active with the Association as an honorary member.

“The Celebration meant a great deal to Bud and he meant a great deal to us,” said Celebration Chairman David L. Howard.  “He could always be counted on to do whatever was asked.  He was professional in everything he did, but most of all he was a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather.  Our thoughts are with Evelyn and his family.”