W.B. ""Byron"" Long, 76, of Nashville, Tenn., died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, after a short illness.
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He was born Sept. 11, 1936, to Dr. Charles F. and Violet Lyon Long of Elizabethtown.
He was a graduate of Elizabethtown High School. He was a kind and gentle person and told it like it was. He was a big University of Kentucky basketball fan and loved cars, Dixieland music, his church and family. He was a Gideon and a member of the F.O.P. He worked for Independent Life Insurance Company and Berry Hill Police Department.
He was preceded in death by brother, Charles Long; and a sister, Jane Mikkelson.
He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Elizabeth Brown Long; two sisters, Elsie Bolender of Lex-ington and Beverly Adcock of Moultrie, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral is at noon EDT today, Aug. 20, at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with inter-ment to follow in Elizabethtown City Cemetery.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Woodbine Funeral Home, Hickory Hill Chapel in Nashville is in charge of arrangements.
5852 Nolensville Rd.
Nashville, TN 37211
Published in The News-Enterprise from Aug. 19 to Aug. 20, 2013