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Johnny Paycheck
Birth: May 31, 1938
Highland County
Ohio, USA
Death: Feb. 19, 2003
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA

Country Western Singer. Born Donald Eugene Lytle, he began playing guitar by age six. He changed his name to Johnny Paycheck in the 1960s. He is best remembered for his 1977 hit song, "Take This Job And Shove It," which sold over 2 million copies and inspired a motion picture by the same name. In 1985 he was convicted of shooting a man in the head in Hillsboro, Ohio, and spent two years in prison. In 1982 he had problems with the IRS and filed for bankruptcy in 1990. His other hits include "Don't Take Her, She's All I Got," "I'm The Only Hell Mama Ever Raised," "Georgia In A Jug," "Colorado Cool-Aid," "Barstool Mountain," "Slide Off Your Satin Sheets," "Old Violin," and "You Can Have Her." He recorded over 70 albums. In 2002 an album called, "The Soul & The Edge: The Best Of Johnny Paycheck" was released. His burial plot at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville, Tennessee, was purchased by Country legend George Jones. 

Cause of death: Emphysema
Woodlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Chapel Garden near George Jones
GPS (lat/lon): 36.11507, -86.7587
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Feb 19, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7197159
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Johnny, your song the Old Violin on the Country Family Reunion show, inspired me to write my life story covering 80+years.Not published at this time but copies given to all close kin ie:nieces,nephews ,children and grand children and other in-laws.
- Robert D.Reynolds
 Added: Jan. 25, 2015

- Angelia Saucier
 Added: Jan. 21, 2015
finding all your songs I can love your singing
- joan r
 Added: Jan. 13, 2015
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