Born Elmer Gwynn Lanius, October 1, 1938, in Old Hickory, TN, he was the son of the late Elmer Perry Lanius and Allie Frances Sanders Lanius. He was a 1956 graduate of Castle Heights Military Academy and attended Cumberland University. He owned the Parkland Flea Market located on Hwy 231 South and sold pianos and organs for several years at Hammond Studios in Nashville. He enjoyed playing the organ for many events through the years including at Opryland for a time and was a regular at the Wilson County Fair. He played for many pageants and even political events. He played on a circuit for several country clubs also. He was a member and past president of the Lebanon Rotary Club and was honored to be named a Paul Harris Fellow twice. He enjoyed playing golf with his friends and helped organize the Lebanon Rotary Golf fundraiser. Gwynn was a past-president of the Lebanon Golf and Country Club and a member of West Haven Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of forty-five years, Nancy Patton Lanius; two sons: Tony Lanius and Bob Lanius; one grandson, Matthew Perry Lanius; and brother, Eddie (Shelia) Lanius. Special thanks to caregivers: Kaffie Hockady and Sylvia Alexander.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 15, 2023, at 1 p.m. from the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Dr. Jonathan Richerson and Rev. Jack Davis officiating. Interment will follow in the Leeville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers: Jim Davis, Phillip Seiver, Bobby Naylor, Randall Pence, Jimmy and David Patton; Honorary Pallbearers: Members of Lebanon Noon Rotary, Harold and Faye Anderson, Shannon and Gwen Tilley, Johnny Clark, Robbie Harpe, Bob Forrester, and Jack Easley. Visitation Friday 5-7 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.-1p.m. at Ligon & Bobo.
Memorial contributions may be made to Run4Water, c/o Greg Armstrong, 1890 Hwy 231 South, Castalian Springs, 37031, West Haven Baptist Church, Lebanon or First Southern Methodist Church, Nashville.
LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME, in charge of arrangements.