|Birth: ||May 31, 1938|
|Death: ||Feb. 19, 2003|
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
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Feb 19, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7197159
I still love Old Violin. Sadly, you left us far too early. Rest in Peace Johnny.|
Added: Nov. 26, 2013
Many years ago I heard a beautiful song, I only found out today,what the name of it was and who performed it. "Outlaw Prayer,"I am elated to finally know who sang it and where it came from. That song is a gift to all! If Christians would make that song a ...(Read more)|
Added: Nov. 1, 2013
You were my Dad's Favorite. May God bless yours and his soul. Rest In Peace, friend.|
Added: Oct. 21, 2013
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