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Lacy Van Zant
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Birth: Feb. 13, 1915
Nassau County
Florida, USA
Death: Aug. 3, 2004
Duval County
Florida, USA

Southern Rock Patriarch. He is the father of the late Ronnie Van Zant, the founder of Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Johnny Van Zant, the band's current lead singer. He is also the father of Donnie Van Zant, a member of .38 Special. He was known for his long beard, white hair and ever-present overalls. He purchased music equipment, drove the bands to shows, loaned them money and repaired their vehicles. Early versions of Lynyrd Skynyrd would practice at his home, which he later opened to fans so they could see the bands' gold and platinum records. Many consider him the father of Southern rock 'n' roll. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  George Newton Vanzant (1876 - 1926)
  Marion Virginia Hicks Van Zant (1929 - 2000)
  Infant Van Zant (1941 - 1941)*
  Ronnie Van Zant (1948 - 1977)*
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Chronic pulmonary illness
Riverside Memorial Park
Duval County
Florida, USA
Maintained by: Anonymous
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Aug 05, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9272322
Lacy Van Zant
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Lacy Van Zant
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What an amazing and supporting Dad!! Blessings..
- Little_Storm
 Added: Oct. 20, 2015
RIP Lacy
- gg32068
 Added: Aug. 13, 2015
I'll never forget you and your truck that I contracted from you back in the early 1990's to deliver commercial freight (when the band was not touring) when I was the Terminal Manager at Southern Freight in Jacksonville. You were a Westside Good Ol' Boy fo...(Read more)
- gg32068
 Added: Aug. 13, 2015
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