On the way to watch a basketball game at the University of Tennessee at Martin, Floyd Flippin drove through Sharon and saw the “Everywhere You Look, UT” mural painted on a grain bin.
He knew he wanted to be a part of that message.
“My doctor is a UT grad. My dentist is a UT grad. The utility manager here in Humboldt is a UT grad. Our insurance agent is a UT grad. All of the judges in Gibson County that I practiced in front of are UT grads. Just everywhere I look, I do see UT,” said Floyd, who graduated from UT Knoxville with a Bachelor of Science in communications in 1980 and a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1983. His wife, Guinda, earned a nursing degree from the UT Health Science Center in 1986. Their children, Clint and Claire also have graduated from UT Knoxville.
Everywhere You Look, UT
Mural # 6