Billy Joe Royal

Birth Name:
Billy Joe Royal
Birth Date:
April 3, 1942
Birth Place:
Valdosta, Georgia
Death Date:
October 6, 2015
Place of Death:
Morehead City, North Carolina
Cause of Death:
Died in his sleep
Cemetery Name:
Greenwood Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Billy Joe Royal was a Georgia-born singer who debuted on Columbia Records with "Down in the Boondocks" in 1965, which reached No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100. But he struggled to match his initial success with his subsequent records and starting in the late 1980s, he reinvented himself as a country singer. He was known for songs like "I'll Pin a Note on Your Pillow," ''Tell it Like it is" and "Till I Can't Take it Anymore" and was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 1988.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Greenwood Cemetery

2730 Myrtle Street

Morehead City, North Carolina, 28557


North America

Grave Location:

Plot 164

Grave Location Description

As you enter the cemetery drive straight ahead and make a left at the second paved road. Park at the third tree on your right and walk to the edge of the cemetery on your right. Look three rows from the back for singer Billy Joe Royal.

Grave Location GPS

34.7294439, -76.7386809



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