Nashville Lawyer Dead at 61

Services were held today for Nashville lawyer David Bruce Lyons, who died Thursday (June 27) at 61. Lyons grew up in Lindenhurst, N.Y., but moved to Tennessee and attended the University of Tennessee. He worked for the Knoxville News Sentinel in the early 1980s as the state capitol correspondent. He later attended the Nashville School of Law at night. Lyons earned his law degree in 1994 and began practicing in the areas of juvenile and family law, civil rights, general civil litigation, and tort and personal injury cases. Lyons was a member of St. James the Less Episcopal Church in Madison and served on the board of 202 Friendship House, an alcohol recovery center. Visitation was held yesterday and this morning with a service at noon today. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The 202 Friendship House, 202 23rd Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37203. The Tennessean has more on his life.