Clyde Lynch-Williamson County leader, farmer and friend dies Friday
By Pam Horne, Managing Editor and Carole Robinson, Senior Staff Writer
|Clyde Lynch, left, was honored by County Mayor Rogers Anderson in 2010 for 37 years of service.
Retired County Commissioner Clyde Lynch, Williamson County’s “Gatekeeper of the Budget” for more than three decades passed away last night after an extended illness.
Mr. Lynch, whose farming career preceded his service and continued during his time on the county’s legislative body served as Budget Committee Chairman off and on throughout his tenure.
A longtime resident of Eudailey-Covington Road near College Grove, Lynch farmed throughout the county, including land in Cool Springs.
The Herald interviewed Lynch and his wife four years ago, when he stepped down from the commission for health reasons. Here is an excerpt from that interview:
It was his wife Louise’s idea for him to run for the seat 37 years ago.
“He was out bushhogging,” Louise said. “There was only one person running for the seat and I thought we needed better representation in our side of the county. He said, ‘I’m not going to beg people to vote for me.’ I said, ‘I will.’”
Clyde took his job and responsibility seriously, Louise said.
“I think he enjoyed it, but sometimes it would be stressful,” she said.
“Sometimes he would walk the floor at night, but I think he added a lot of good to the commission.”
Funeral arrangements are being handled through Williamson Memorial. Look for more coverage in the future e-blasts as information is available.
Posted on: 2/22/2014