This was the final home of the country-music singer and guitarist, nicknamed "The Tall Texan". On Sunday, May 21, 2006, he died when the van he was driving back to Nashville after a performance in Foley, Alabama veered off Interstate 65 in Fort Deposit, Alabama and overturned. His wife Bettie, bassist Charles Lilly Jr., son of Everett Lilly of Bluegrass Hall of Fame Inductees, "The Lilly Brothers", and guitarist Daniel Patton were also killed in the 12:40 a.m. crash. His grandson, Joshua Brooks, survived the crash with serious injuries.
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