Cuccinello, Tony b. November 8, 1907 d. September 21, 1995 Major League Baseball Player. He played in fifteen seasons at second and third base with the Cincinnati Reds, Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Giants, Boston Braves and Chicago White Sox. He was named to the league All Star Team three times in his career. He had 1729 career hits and a .280 lifetime batting average. (Bio by: C.S.) Garden of Memories Cemetery, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA Plot: Mausoleum, Project A , Unit 1, Section C, Level 4 Crypt 4A
Jones, William Harry 'Billy' b. November 20, 1949 d. February 7, 1995 Musician. He was a guitarist and singer, best known for being a founding member of the southern rock band The Outlaws. In 1971, with fellow members Monte Yoho and Hughie Thomasson, the group was formed. By the mid 1970s, the band was a main stream success with hits to include "There Goes Another Love Song" and "Green Grass and High Tides". Jones parted ways with The Outlaws after recording their "Ghost Riders" album in 1981. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Suicide Garden of Memories Cemetery, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA
Lopez Sr., Al (Alfonso Ramon) b. August 19, 1908 d. October 30, 2005 Professional Baseball Player and Manager. He was a Hall of Fame catcher and manager who led the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox to American League pennants in the 1950s. At the time of his death, Lopez was the oldest living Hall of Fame member. Born Alfonso Ramon Lopez, he hit .261 with 51 homers and 652 RBIs during a 19-year career in which he was one of baseball's most durable catchers and set the record for most games caught in the major leagues at 1,918. The record was later broken...[Read More] (Bio by: Ron Moody) Garden of Memories Cemetery, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA
Schott, Gene b. July 14, 1913 d. November 16, 1992 Major League Baseball Player. He was a right-handed pitcher for three teams in five years in the major leagues. He played four years with the Cincinnati Reds from 1935 through 1938. Arthur Eugene Schott made brief appearances with the Philadelphia Phillies and Brooklyn Dodgers in 1939. During his career he appeared in 136 games of which he started 62. He won 28 and lost 41 with an earned run average of 3.72. (Bio by: Mel Bashore) Garden of Memories Cemetery, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA
Solie (Labiak), Gordon (Francis Jonard) b. January 26, 1929 d. July 27, 2000 Wrestling Announcer. His real name was Francis Jonard Labiak. He was the most recognized professional wrestling announcer. Was known as "Dean" of wrestling, "Walter Cronkite of wrestling", and "Howard Cosell of wrestling". He was inducted into the NWA Hall of Fame (Class of 2005), WCW Hall of Fame (Class of 1995), WWE Hall of Fame (2008). He mainly worked in WCW, Georgia Championship wrestling, Florida Championship Wrestling among others in the southern territory. His second wife, Eileen...[Read More] (Bio by: Angie) Cause of death: Throat cancer Garden of Memories Cemetery, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA Plot: cremated, his buried ashes are located here.
Vander Meer, John Samuel 'Johnny' b. November 2, 1914 d. October 6, 1997 Major League Baseball Player. Played Major League Baseball as a Pitcher for 13 seasons (1937-1943, 1946-1951) with the Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians. He is forever known in Baseball history for his pitching two consecutive No-Hit Games in 1938. A hard thrower, he won accolades in the Minor Leagues before being brought up to the Reds in 1937, pitching sparingly in his initial season. The next year, his first full season in the Majors, he shocked the baseball world when...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Garden of Memories Cemetery, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA