Jerry Lam, Donnie Wilks, Steve Head & Paul Long, Do You Remember?

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Smokey Barn News
Wednesday March 5, 2014
Robertson County, Tenn.

Do you remember?

SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Today marks 10 years since 4 fatal shootings took the lives of four well known men in Springfield – Jerry Lam, Donnie Wilks, Steve Head and Paul Long. They were all well known businessmen in the community and they all lost their lives ten years ago today on march 5th 2004. Smokey was contacted by a family member who asked if we would post something in memory of these four men.

Goodpasture RightSideBarWhere were you when you heard the news? Did you know any of the men? A quick Internet search will reveal that there are many opinions on what exactly happened ten years ago today. What we do know is that the four men knew each-other and they were friends. They were well known businessmen in the Robertson County area and their deaths touched many lives.

For the families of the four men the pain is still fresh and the lost men still remembered.

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  1. Springfield citizen

    Some of us know what happened but choose to keep our mouths shut. Springfield police dept covered up what happened.

  2. Ken Wix

    I knew all of them. All my life. I counted all of them as friends. Grew up with Jerry and Donnie.
    Knew Paul from child hood. Such a tragic turn of events for all involved.
    RIP.

  3. Dear friend

    It is sad ! Some of these comments are uncalled for! They didn’t deserve to die because they gamble so for people to post that are not good people. Cause each and everyone of these guys have family and friends that love and miss them.Just as myself RIP Steve Head.

  4. Jack mehoff

    Ugly people= ugly comments
    The world is better off without them.
    Funny the paychotic lam but didn’t fall far from the tree.

    • sonny freeman

      Only a ugly person would say that about someone who is no longer here.

  5. Mandy

    I can’t believe that people, especially local people who probably knew all these men and their families could be so insensitive! It shames me to read some of the negative comments on here. The bottom line is these men are forever gone because someone or more than one person got selfish. RIP to all of them and God Bless their families.

  6. Mandy

    I can’t believe that people, especially local people who probably knew all these men and their families could be so insensitive! It shames me to read some of the negative comments on here. The bottom line is these men are forever gone because someone or more than more person got selfish. RIP to all of them and God Bless their families.

  7. Greg Smiley

    I talked to jerry almost on a daily basis, He came to my work almost every afternoon. In my mind I liked him and was always happy to see him. If he was reliable for all this it would surprise me. No one knows what happened besides those 4 men and God.. RIP to all 4 men…

  8. in Memory of

    They ought to name a street after Jerry Lam or give a yearly citizenship award in his honor. Every poor person in town had a car he entrusted them with for a small weekly fee. I am sure all of these people had a good side to them. This really was a tragedy for all involved and especially their families who were innocent.

    The one person who narrowly escaped death was Kenny Brown now running for County Mayor. He found steve head dead. Had he been at Heads house a little earlier he would surely be in a coffin instead of the ballot box. I bet he thanks god every day his life was spared.

    Jerry Lam was a one of a kind character that’s for sure. I remember driving by his car lot the morning of the incident and seeing some of extended family coming out the front door looking very panicked and thinking something does not look right. I later heard the fateful news.

    Rumors still persist this was a professional hit job, but I mean really the mob does not wack four people in a small town over such a large area and over the period time it occurred. I do think not there have been many hit jobs that involve three or four targets. If it was a hit team they were real pros from up north as these locals are way too stupid to orchestrate something like this.

    Someone really needs to do a documentary or book of the incident and the investigation, interviews of those involved and family. It would be a very interesting subject.

  9. Anna Jackson

    I knew 2 of them Jerry Lam, my cousins uncle and Paul Long, family worked for him.. I know what was said to cause it and wish it never had to go down that way. All I can say is if you can’t trust your friends not to cheat you don’t play cards and bet the family belongings away. Also if you are friends why cheat to begin with? If they had never sat down that faithful day to a deck of cards they may all be sitting with their families today…

    • Camille Graham

      I don’t think anyone knows for sure what really happened ?
      Do they ?
      There are 4 men and their families that have suffered for all these years .
      My Heart goes out to the Families .

  10. Elizabeth Thomas

    I don’t understand how anyone could post ugly comments on this story. If you can’t be respectful, then don’t say anything at all. These people have families who love them.. and they deserve respect.