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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 20 October 1913Niagara, Kentucky, USA
Date of Death 19 February 1998Nashville, Tennessee, USA  (stroke)
Birth NameLouis Marshall Jones
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Grandpa Jones was born on October 20, 1913 in Niagara, Kentucky, USA as Louis Marshall Jones. He was married to Ramona Jones and Eulalia Marie Losher. He died on February 19, 1998 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Spouse (2)

Ramona Jones (14 October 1946 - 19 February 1998) (his death) (3 children)
Eulalia Marie Losher (6 November 1938 - 1942) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (5)

While not a known country hitmaker, he did place a few songs on Billboard magazine's country singles chart. His biggest hit was "T for Texas" (1962, a remake of the Jimmie Rodgers tune).
One of his most popular segments on Hee Haw (1969) was "Hey Grandpa, what's for supper?!" wherein he'd follow a speil with either a really great dinner ("Chicken and dumplin's smothered over buttery biscuts and Grandma's special blueberry pie a la mode." Cast: "Yum-yum!") or something really terrible (e.g., leftovers, of which the cast would follow with "Yuk!"). He was also a member of the Hee Haw Gospel Quartet, a favorite segment of viewers.
Legendary performer and favorite of many country music fans. He began performing as Grandpa Jones at age 26.
Elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1978.
He had a daughter, Marsha Marie (born December 8, 1939), with his first wife, Eulalia. He also had three children with his second wife, Ramona: son, Mark; daughter, Eloise; and daughter, Alisa.

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