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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 and 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 Guiness 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) 
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  Mary Agnes Spell Sumner (1923 - 1992)*
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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
Find A Grave Memorial# 6975
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I love J.D.'s bass voice. Very rare this low of a bass w/o aids. Amazing gift God granted us to hear.
- Lisa Tison
 Added: Feb. 18, 2017
I actually got to meet J.D. once and see him sing. When they said that he was the World's Lowest Bass Singer it was no joke. His voice was so Low until it shook the ground. Thinking about you on Elvis' Birthday. You Live On In Memory And In Hearts For...(Read more)
- jamespid27
 Added: Jan. 8, 2017

- Lillian
 Added: Dec. 18, 2016
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