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Jim Reeves
Original name: James Travis Reeves
Birth: Aug. 20, 1923
Galloway
Jefferson County
Texas, USA
Death: Jul. 31, 1964
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA

Nicknamed "Gentleman Jim," he was one of the great voices in music. His aspirations of becoming a professional baseball player ended due to an ankle injury so he turned to singing and working as a disc jockey for KWKH, Shreveport, Louisiana, the home of the Louisiana Hayride. His breakthrough single came in 1953 with a song called Mexican Joe. That same year he officially joined the cast of the Louisiana Hayride and in 1955 he became a member of the Grand Ole Opry. He made the transition to romantic balladeer with such classic country songs as "Am I Losing You," "Four Walls," "Blue Boy," and "He'll Have To Go." He also toured extensively throughout the world making him one of the first country western artists to achieve international stardom. On July 31, 1964, the single engine plane he was piloting crashed in heavy rain near Nashville, Tennessee killing Jim and a fellow musician. The hit records continued posthumously with songs such as "Is It Really Over," "Blue Side of Lonesome," and "Missing You," which only added to his legacy as one of the greatest balladeers of all-time. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1967. (bio by: Decal) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Thomas Middleton Reeves (1882 - 1924)
  Mary Beulah Adams Reeves (1884 - 1980)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Reeves Davis (1929 - 1999)
 
 Siblings:
  George Buford Reeves (1904 - 1979)*
  Lorenzo Hulan Reeves (1908 - 1960)*
  Alton Reeves (1916 - 1935)*
  Jim Reeves (1923 - 1964)
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Plane crash 
Inscription:
If I, a lowly singer dry one tear or soothe one humble human heart in pain, then my homely verse to God is dear and not one stanza has been sung in vain.
 
Burial:
Jim Reeves Memorial Park
Carthage
Panola County
Texas, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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- Legsie11
 Added: Oct. 7, 2014
Gentle Jim, you legacy will be with us forever. We still miss you so much. Listen to your music all the time. Rest In Eternal Peace.
- Billy R. Edgar
 Added: Sep. 20, 2014

- shelby
 Added: Aug. 21, 2014
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