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J.D. Sumner
Original name: John Daniel
Birth: Nov. 19, 1924
Polk County
Florida, USA
Death: Nov. 15, 1998
Myrtle Beach
Horry County
South Carolina, USA

Gospel Singer, Songwriter. Born in Lakeland, Florida, J.D. became inspired to sing after hearing Frank Stamps perform. He served in the U.S. military during World War II. After his discharge, he formed group the "The Sunny Side Boys." J.D. also sang with Elvis Presley as backup along with "The Sunshine Boys," "The BlackWood Quartet," and "J.D. Sumner and the Stamps." J.D.'s voice earned him a Grammy, a spot in the GMA Hall of Fame and in the Guinness Book of World Records for the lowest bass voice. In his later years he enjoyed performing at the Gaither Homecoming concerts. He will always be remembered for his unique low voice, and his great sense of humor. (bio by: gravercem) 
Family links: 
  John S Sumner (1890 - 1963)
  Leila Mary Jane Lee Sumner (1896 - 1987)
  Mary Agnes Spell Sumner (1923 - 1992)*
  Russell H Sumner (1917 - 2008)*
  Myrtis O. Mathews (1923 - 2017)*
  J.D. Sumner (1924 - 1998)
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Woodlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Cross Mausoleum 3rd floor, left hall
GPS (lat/lon): 36.1161, -86.7601
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Nov 16, 1999
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