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 Oliver Vanetta “Mooney” Lynn

Oliver Vanetta “Mooney” Lynn

Butcher Hollow, Johnson County, Kentucky, USA
Death 22 Aug 1996 (aged 69)
Hurricane Mills, Humphreys County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Hurricane Mills, Humphreys County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 12834 · View Source
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Husband of Loretta Lynn. He was portrayed by actor Tommy Lee Jones in the 1980 Oscar Winning Movie "Coal Miners Daughter" based on the singer's 1976 autobiography. He died at their ranch which encompasses the entire town of Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. Oliver Vanetta Lynn, also known as "Mooney," "Doolittle" and "Doo," was born in Butcher Hollow, near Paintsville, Kentucky. He was instrumental in getting Loretta started as a country and western singer while they were living in Washington state. After moving back to Tennessee her career took off and 'Doo', as Loretta called him, was content to stay on the farm with the kids while she was on the road. He always believed she had the voice to take her to stardom and was behind her and her career until his death. He died at the home he and Loretta shared on their farm in Hurricane Mills, Humphreys County, Tennessee.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 10 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12834
  • Collins Crapo
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Oliver Vanetta “Mooney” Lynn (26 Aug 1926–22 Aug 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12834, citing Lynn Family Estate Cemetery, Hurricane Mills, Humphreys County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .