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Nathan Wright "Nat" Stuckey, II
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Birth: Dec. 17, 1933
Atlanta
Cass County
Texas, USA
Death: Aug. 24, 1988
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA

Singer Nat Stuckey dies of lung cancer at 54

Journal Staff Report

Country Music singer-songwriter Nat Stuckey is dead at age 54. The Cass County native died of lung cancer Wednesday in a Nashville, Tenn., hospital.
Stuckey, an Atlanta High School graduate, achieved fame and success singing and writing tunes like "Sweet Thang," "Pop a Top" and "Waitin' in Your Welfare Line."
He wrote his first No. 1 hit, "Waitin' in Your Welfare Line" while working as a radio announcer for KWKH radio station in Shreveport. The song was recorded by Buck Owens, and Stuckey moved to Nashville in 1968 when he signed a contrract with RCA Victor Records.
He was nominated for a Grammy Award for best sacred performance for his 1969 duet with Connie Smith titled "Whispering Hope."
"Pop a Top" was a hit for Jim Ed Brown, nominated for two Grammies for the song in 1968.
Stuckey had recorded for Paula, RCA, MCA and Krystal International labels during his career.
He most recently recorded commercial jingles, including one for Budweiser beer to be aired next month.
Memorial services were held Friday at Brentwood United Methodist Church in Nashville. He is survived by his wife, Ann, his mother, Mrs. W.P. Stuckey, and sister, Allene Law, both of Atlanta.

~~Transcribed by Debbie Metcalf from newspaper clipping


Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter. Albums/CDs: God Will (with Connie Smith - 2001), Young Love (with Connie Smith), Pop A Top (1999), God Will (2002), Nat Stuckey: Pop A Top (2002), Sweet Thang (1994), Country Favorites , All My Tomorrows, Is It Any Wonder That I Love You, Independence (1976 - MCA ), Forgive Me For Calling You Darling, Only A Woman Like You, Country Fever, She Wakes Me Up With A Kiss Every Morning, Old Man Willis, New Country Roads, Keepin' Country, Nat Stuckey Sings, The Best of Nat Stuckey, Take Time to Love Her/Used It All On You Albums/CDs: God Will (with Connie Smith - 2001), Young Love (with Connie Smith), Pop A Top (1999), God Will (2002), Nat Stuckey: Pop A Top (2002), Sweet Thang (1994), Country Favorites , All My Tomorrows, Is It Any Wonder That I Love You, Independence (1976 - MCA ), Forgive Me For Calling You Darling, Only A Woman Like You, Country Fever, She Wakes Me Up With A Kiss Every Morning, Old Man Willis, New Country Roads, Keepin' Country, Nat Stuckey Sings, The Best of Nat Stuckey, Take Time to Love Her/Used It All On You. Nat's military service in the Army included working with Armed Services Radio and TV in Korea and New York City. Nat was a dog lover and a bass fisherman. Cause of Death: Lung Cancer

 
 
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 Parents:
  William Perry Stuckey (1905 - 1968)
  Mattie Estelle Graves Stuckey (1905 - 2000)
 
 Sibling:
  Allene Stuckey Law (1924 - 2012)*
  Nathan Wright Stuckey (1933 - 1988)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Center Hill Lake, Smithville, DeKalb, Tennessee
 
Created by: KindredWhispers
Record added: Aug 11, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40563528
Nathan Wright Nat Stuckey, II
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Nathan Wright Nat Stuckey, II
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God bless you, Sir. You contributed mightily to country music. I am sure your fans have not forgotten you.
- lharrell222
 Added: Nov. 7, 2015
RIP Nat Stuckey....I hope I get to meet you in the resurrection and perhaps even get to sing a duet with you....
- Marion Belle Steele Gonzales
 Added: Jun. 2, 2015
.....in memory.....
- Carolyn
 Added: Apr. 16, 2015
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