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Lacy Van Zant
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Birth: Feb. 13, 1915
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 (1877 - 1926)
  Marion Virginia Hicks Van Zant (1929 - 2000)
  Infant Vanzant (1941 - 1941)*
  Ronnie Van Zant (1948 - 1977)*
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Chronic pulmonary illness
Riverside Memorial Park
Duval County
Florida, USA
Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Aug 05, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9272322
Lacy Van Zant
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Lacy Van Zant
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Lacy Van Zant
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- GLiveoak
 Added: May. 6, 2015
I hope you are up there conversing with Ronnie.. and GOD. RIP.
- goldengirl
 Added: Mar. 29, 2015
You departed this world more than ten years ago. Your sons fulfilled every proud parents dream and then some. Now your with your son and hopefully that has brought you ever lasting will be missed by your family and friends. Not to mention fan...(Read more)
- memory group
 Added: Mar. 1, 2015
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