|Birth: ||Dec. 1, 1919|
|Death: ||Jul. 1, 1966|
"Professionally known as Slim Willet / Composer of "Don't let the stars get in your eyes", "There is just one way to live", "Like you were going to live forever."
An American musician, disc jockey, and songwriter. Graduated from Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, TX, in 1949, then obtained a job as a country music DJ at KRBC radio, Abilene, where he formed an ensemble, Hired Hands. Known as Slim Willet, he released his first recording in 1950, "Tool Pusher from Snyder". His many hits included "Red rose", "No love song to you", and "Don't let the stars get in your eyes", in 1952. He continued working until his death in Abilene in 1966. He was inducted into the Country Music DJ Hall of Fame in 1994.
Separate military marker reads "Texas / Pvt US Army / World War II"
Created by: Ken Jones
Record added: Feb 26, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24904367