Buried here –
Leon was the bass guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd. He survived the plane crash in 1977 that killed band members Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines and singer Cassie Gaines.
Allen Larkin Collins
Allen was a guitarist and founding member of Lynyrd Skynyrd. He also survived the plane crash in 1977 that killed band members Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines and singer Cassie Gaines.
Ronnie Van Zant
Ronnie was the lead singer and a founding member of “Lynyrd Skynyrd”. He died on October 20, 1977 in the plane crash that also took the lives of Steve Gaines and Cassie Gaines. Due to the June 29th, 2000, vandalizing of his original grave site, his casket was moved here and buried in a massive underground concrete burial vault.
Leonard was a coach and gym teacher at Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville, Florida. Before achieving worldwide fame Lynyrd Skynyrd adopted Skinner’s name in 1972, then changed the spelling.
Riverside Memorial Park
7242 Normandy Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32205