Monday, July 11, 2011

Johnny Cash and June Cash's Grave Site

Beloved musicians Johnny and June Cash lie side by side in the Hendersonville Memory Garden.  They are surrounded by June's family members and Merle Kilgore who co-wrote Ring of Fire.  If you click on the photos you can see larger views of the photos.

If you park on the right side of the parking lot facing the cemetery you can see a black bench (pictured below), which is located next to Johnny and June's graves. 






















It is bittersweet to note that Johnny quickly passed away after June. I remember sitting in Church one Sunday morning and  Johnny had asked all the local Churches to pray for June's recovery after her heart valve replacement surgery.  Sadly, she died from surgery complications on May 15th, 2003.

Johnny's last performance was on July 5th, 2003.  He read the following statement about June at the concert, "The spirit of June Carter overshadows me tonight with the love she had for me and the love I have for her. We connect somewhere between here and heaven. She came down for a short visit, I guess, from heaven to visit with me tonight to give me courage and inspiration like she always has." 

Johnny passed away on September 12th, 2003 from diabetes complications while hospitalized at Baptist Hospital in Nashville.

Johnny and June's love for one another and God is still evident.  A trip to their grave site is a testament to two talented musicians and gracious souls who simply could not live without each other.

The Hendersonville Memory Gardens is located at  353 East Main Street, Hendersonville, TN 37075.

Thank you for stopping by Life in Hendersonville.

Cheri

8 comments:

  1. Future site of a U2 visit..........

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  2. I see a road trip in my future. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. If ever I get the money to travel to the usa from my home in the uk this is a place I would love to visit with a big bunch of flowers xx

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  4. If ever I get the money to travel to the usa from my home in the uk this is a place I would love to visit with a big bunch of flowers xx

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  5. Ben washington - ARIZONA Jhonny and June will be missed but there great music and the love they had for each other will live on for ever it touched my heart god bless them and there family

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  7. JohnnyB out of Knoxville Tennessee... I'll never forget, as I finish my short journey... God Bless & rest In peace. ( As Always Too All. I wish 4 a Great Day & Always 4 a Better Tomorrow )

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  8. Hello,

    I intern for the Birthplace of Country Music Museum and am working on a blog post for our website, focused on interesting tombstones of country music artists -- I hope to have the post ready to go live on October 31. This blog is educational and research-focused, rather than commercial. Would it be permissible to use your photograph of June and Johnny Cash's gravestone from your blog in our blog post?

    If you have any questions, or would like to discuss further, please email me at: museumintern@birthplaceofcountrymusic.org

    Thank you for your time!
    Summer Apostol

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