Buried here are multiple artists including:

Bobby “Blue” Bland

Bobby was a singer/songwriter. He is considered one of the greatest blues singers of all-time. He wrote and sang masterpieces such as “Turn On Your Love Light” and “Further On Up the Road” both of which reached the top of the charts in 1957. He later produced a dozen big hits in a row including some sung by Aretha Franklin.

Bobby was inducted into both the Blues Hall of Fame in 1981 and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. He received a Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1997.

He died at the age of 83 on June 23, 2013 at his home in Germantown, TN from what was described as an ongoing illness.

Ronnie Caldwell

Ronnie was the organist for “The Bar-Kays.” Otis Redding chose them as his backing band.

The Bar-Kays died while touring with him in 1967.

Sam Phillips

Sam was the founder of Sun Records and is credited with discovering Elvis Presley. He produced Presley’s first record in 1954.

Sam Died on July 30, 2003 at the age of 80 due to the complications of respiratory failure.

Donald “Duck” Dunn

Donald was with Booker T. & the M.G.s and was a session bassist for Stax Records. He also performed on recordings with The Blues Brothers, Muddy Waters, Freddie King, Albert King, Neil Young, Jerry Lee Lewis, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave, Guy Sebastian, Rod Stewart and Bob Dylan.

Donald passed away on May 13, 2012 at the age of 70 in his sleep.

Isaac Hayes

Isaac was a soul music legend and is probably best known for his Oscar and Grammy Award winning score “The Theme From Shaft“.

Isaac died on August 10, 2008 at the age of 65 due t the complications from a stroke.

Jimmy Griffin

Jimmy was a founding member of the soft-rock band Bread. They had a string of hits which included, “Make It With You,” “Baby I’m-a Want You” and “Everything I Own“.

Jimmy died on January 11, 2005 at the age of 61 from complications of cancer.

J. Blackfoot

John was born John Colbert and was best known for being the lead singer of The Soul Children. While with Stax Records and the Epic Label, the group had fifteen R & B hits between 1968 to 1978.

John died at the age of 65 on November 30, 2011 from pancreatic cancer.

Memorial Park
5668 Poplar Avenue
Memphis TN 38119
901 767-8930