William A. “Uncle Jed” Byrn, age 81 of Gallatin, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the Sumner Regional Medical Center.
A native of Bethpage, Sumner County, he was born to the late Walter Leroy Byrn and Mary Elizabeth (Cage) Byrn. Mr. Byrn was a veteran of the United States Air Force, and had been a heavy equipment operator for many years. He was a member of the Willow Grove United Methodist Church and the John T. Alexander, American Legion Post #17.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by daughter-in-law, Vicki Lynne Byrn; brothers, Walter Allen “Taterbug” Byrn, and Thomas Day Byrn; sister-in-law, Ruby Louise Byrn.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Byrn of Gallatin; sons, Toney Bronson Byrn of Lafayette, Stephen Bruce Byrn of Bethpage, Michael Brian Byrn (Sarah) of Clarksville; step-son, Eddie Joe Key (Becky) of Hendersonville; grandchildren, Bryn Aylee Byrn, Sylvie Lynne Byrn, Kathleen Michelle Byrn all of Clarksville; step-grandchildren, Karlee Key of Portland, Jessica Key of Ft. Worth, TX; step-great-grandchild, Tristan Harmon; brother, Charles Bronson Byrn (Ae Chung Kim) of Columbia, S.C; sisters, Martha Ann Moss of Castalian Springs, and Mary Ruth Dyer (Wayne) of Castalian Springs; numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Service will be conducted on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. from the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home with Rev. Sue West officiating. Entombment with Military Honors will follow in the Sumner Memorial Gardens mausoleum with Tommy Dyer, Richard Phillips, Jamie Lee, Steve Conatser, Bob Scheel, David Mooneyhan, Bill Duffer, and Robert “Sip” Edwards serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 10:00 A.M. until 8:00 P.M. and resume on Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. until service time.
Memorial donations are suggested to the American Heart Association, 1818 Patterson St, Nashville, TN 37203 or the National Kidney Foundation, Inc., 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016.
Arrangements entrusted to the Anderson Funeral Home, 202 E. Main Street, Gallatin, TN 37066.