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Jimmy Wakely
Birth: Feb. 16, 1914
Mineola
Howard County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Sep. 23, 1982
Mission Hills
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Singer. Born James Clarence Wakely in Mineola, Arkansas, he was a country music entertainer and one of the last vocalists to make it in movies as a singing cowboy. In 1937, he formed The Bell Boys, a country Western singing group which toured and evolved into the Jimmy Wakely Trio and was featured on CBS Radio. Signed to Decca Records, he released hits to include "There's a Star-Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere", "I'm Sending You Red Roses", "One Little Teardrop Too Late", "Mine All Mine" and "Peter Cottontail". He made his feature film debut in "Saga of Death Valley" (1941) and became a regular in many B-western movies through out the 1940s. After leaving films, he continued to record and had the number one hits " One Has My Heart, The Other Has My Name", "Slippin' Around" and "I Love You So Much It Hurts". In his later years, he performed at the Grand Ole Opry, on National Barn Dance and on the USO Tour with Bob Hope. In 1971, he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and into the Western Music Association Hall of Fame in 1991. He died of heart failure at age 68 in Mission Hills, California. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Major Anderson Wakley (1886 - 1976)
  Jemima Caroline Burgess Wakley (1888 - 1974)
 
 Spouse:
  Inez Wakely (1917 - 1997)
 
 Children:
  Deanna Mae Wakely Mayer (1936 - 2011)*
  Carol Inez Wakely Carawan (1938 - 2010)*
  Linda Lee Wakely Olsen (1940 - 2008)*
  John Curtis "Johnny" Wakely (1944 - 2001)*
 
 Siblings:
  Effie Gertrude Wakely Weeks (1911 - 1979)*
  Jimmy Wakely (1914 - 1982)
  Floyd Wakley (1916 - 1917)*
  Cecil Wakley (1918 - 1923)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: heart failure
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Court of Remembrance, Map # A20, Lot 8010, Space 3
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Sep 03, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 12197
Jimmy Wakely
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