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Wilson,Gary Lynn, age 70, of Mt. Juliet, TN died October 19, 2022.

Gary was born in Owensboro,KY to the late Forrest and Dorothy Wilson. Gary had a love for family, music and sports.  He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church. For much of his life, Gary worked as an accountant for HCA.

He is survived by:

Wife – Brenda Sue Wilson

Son – Justin (Damaris) Wilson

Daughter- Wendy (Mike) DeCant

Brothers – Paul and Phillip Wilson

Grandchildren – Brendan Davis Chandler, Bryson Mitchell Chandler, Briley Elise Chandler, Isabel Ivette Barrera, Josiah Jagger Wilson, and Alley Oceanna Wilson


A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, December 3, 2022 at Bond Memorial Chapel.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Shiloh Baptist Building Fund, 1544 Pleasant Grove Rd., Mt. Juliet, TN 37122


Visitation will be 12-2 p.m. Saturday, December 3, 2022 at Bond Memorial Chapel., N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663.

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Jones, Jr., Larry Douglas “Doug”, age 51, of Old Hickory, TN died November 27, 2022. Doug was born in Nashville, TN. He attended The Belonging Church. His faith was very important to him and he enjoyed reading his devotionals every day. Doug was a 1989 graduate of Donelson Christian Academy. After graduation he attended Western Kentucky University, The University of Tennessee, and went on to graduate from David Lipscomb University. Doug had an extensive career as a pharmaceutical and medical sales representative. Doug was a great motivator and an incredibly charismatic person. His talents shined through his way of communicating with and mentoring others. He was an accomplished pianist and an avid reader. He also enjoyed watching football and working out at the gym. His number one joy in life was cheering on his children in sports, extracurricular, and celebrating their accomplishments. Doug was preceded in death by his father, Larry Douglas Jones, Sr.; his maternal grandmother, Yoshiko Honjo McWhirter and his paternal grandparents, Paul Kenneth and Margaret Jones.

He is survived by:

Children – Larry Douglas Jones, III and Bailey Michelle Jones and their

               mother, Monica Jones

Mother – Nancy Jones

Brother – Michael Wayne Jones

Special friends – Renee Heizer Bruce, Preston “P.T.” Bailey, Paul Babb,

                        Chris Omer, Bob Harris, and others


Family and friends will gather at Bond Memorial Chapel from 4-7 p.m. Friday, December 2, 2022 to Celebrate the Life of Larry.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.


Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663.

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Esslinger, John Michael, age 68, of Lebanon, TN died November 29, 2022. John was born in Chattanooga, TN and was the son of the late, Albert Roy Esslinger and Betty East Esslinger. He was a teacher in the Wilson County School System for 23 years. John taught 5th grade at West Elementary and Gladeville Elementary. He was an avid history buff. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Lynda Dolbi.

He is survived by:

Wife of 33 years – Jane Esslinger

Children – Abby (Chad) Flatt and Daniel (Misti) Esslinger

Grandchildren – Everleigh Flatt, Anzleigh Flatt and Bella Esslinger


Funeral services will be conducted 12 noon Friday, December 2, 2022 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Paul Casner and Kyle Clifton officiating. Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Ryan Pendergrass, Patric Yankura, Rodney Cathey, Chad Riggans, Matthew Bates and Brett Bochette.


Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


Visitation will be 10 a.m. – 12 noon Friday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663.