Friday, January 02, 2015

Little Jimmy Dickens, R. I. P.

Grand Ole Opry | The Show That Made Country Music Famous: Grand Ole Opry star Little Jimmy Dickens passed away this afternoon at a Nashville area hospital at the age of 94. Jimmy died of cardiac arrest after suffering a stroke on Christmas Day. He is survived by his wife Mona Dickens, married since 1971, and two daughters, Pamela Detert and Lisa King. Jimmy was the longest running member of the Opry, joining in 1948, and last performed at the Opry on Dec. 20, 2014, singing “Out Behind The Barn” and delivering his trademark comedy. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time however a public visitation and a public service is being planned.


Tom Johnson said...

A good entertainer.

Unknown said...

I heard him on the Opry fairly recently. Couldn't have been more than a month or so ago.

Anonymous said...

Sad news indeed. But he had a wonderful career.