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Joe Earl Stuart, Jr
Birth: Feb. 7, 1928
Knoxville
Knox County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Sep. 13, 1987, USA

Bluegrass Musician. One of bluegrass legend Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Boys. His first musical gig was on Knoxville's Cas Walker radio show. He then worked with Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs's Foggy Mountain Boys. He then joined up with Bill Monroe at the Grand Ole Opry as one of the Bluegrass Boys. He knew how to play practically every bluegrass instrument, but due to a collarbone injury at the time, he was a fill-in mandolin player. However, he recorded with Bill Monroe on all the other instruments. At one point he tried professional stock car racing, and although he had won fairly at Talladega, he was disqualified by the race officials. His last wish was that Bill Monroe sing all 25 verses of "John Henry" at his funeral - and sure enough, Bill did. (bio by: Heather from VA) 

Cause of death: Cancer
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens
Goodlettsville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 36.29436, -86.72549
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Heather from VA
Record added: May 13, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7438722
Joe Earl Stuart, Jr
Added by: Heather from VA
 
Joe Earl Stuart, Jr
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Joe Earl Stuart, Jr
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