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Johnny Russell
Birth: Jan. 23, 1940
Sunflower County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Jul. 3, 2001
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA

Country singer, songwriter. Member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1985. As a singer, one of his hit songs was "Catfish John", which reached the country Top 20 in 1972. As a songwriter, he is most famous for co-writing "Act Naturally", a song that was recorded by both Buck Owens and The Beatles. He was known by many as "the big man with the big heart" for both his girth (over 300 pounds) and pleasant, unselfish demeanor both on and off stage. He would start many of his performances by quipping, "Can everybody see me all right?". (bio by: Steve Williams) 

Cause of death: Complications from diabetes
Hendersonville Memory Gardens
Sumner County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Chapel of Memories Mausoleum
GPS (lat/lon): 36.31268, -86.59171
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Steve Williams
Record added: Nov 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5919118
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Watched you on RFDTV ~ You & Jean Shepard. Two of my Favorite Country Music Stars. Met both of you in Oklahoma. You invited me & my young sons onto you bus and we had a nice visit while waiting for the show to start at the Kiamichi Owa Chito in McCurtain ...(Read more)
 Added: Feb. 18, 2017

- Mike Caldwell
 Added: Jan. 23, 2017
Red Necks, White Socks and Blue Ribbon Beer. RIP Johnny
- Alan Humphrey
 Added: Jan. 23, 2017
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