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William "Lum" York
Birth: Nov. 16, 1918
Death: Aug. 15, 2004

County Musician, Comedian. From 1944 to 1949 he was the bass player/comedian with the great country music legend Hank Williams Sr. He performed at many venues as a member of Williams' Drifting Cowboy Band, including the Louisiana Hayride in Shreveport, Louisiana. He went on to perform with other musicians, including Lefty Frizzell, George Morgan and Marty Robbins. In the 60s and 70s, he was a regular every Friday and Saturday night at the Old South Jamboree in Walker, Louisiana. He entertained many at numerous festivals throughout Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. In 1999, he was a special guest at the opening of the Hank Williams Museum in Montgomery, Alabama, where a display case exhibits the bass fiddle and comedy clothing from his days with Williams. He made history in the summer of 2002, when he became the only person to have performed on stage with four members of the Williams' family: Hank Sr., Hank Jr., Hank III and Jett. (bio by: Rustie Grant Teal) 
 
Burial:
Greenoaks Memorial Park
Baton Rouge
East Baton Rouge Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Rustie Grant Teal
Record added: Aug 22, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9352202
William Lum York
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William Lum York
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William Lum York
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